Mechanical Engineering for Technical Leaders (METL) Graduate Certificate Online

Graduate Certificate
Mechanical Engineering for Technical Leaders (METL) Graduate Certificate

Graduate engineering education molds tomorrow’s technical leaders. Engineers who are motivated to develop their knowledge and expertise are often rewarded with leadership opportunities.

What sets true engineering leaders apart is holistic development: a combination of the technical skills that create innovation solutions, and the managerial skills that bring these solutions to bear. WPI’s graduate certificate, Mechanical Engineering for Technical Leaders (METL), empowers mechanical engineers with the well-rounded education they need to advance in their field.

Thanks to the technical instruction infused with coursework in leadership and management, you will learn to lead technical teams, make sound business decisions, and manage complex projects from beginning to end. This indispensable certificate is also offered 100% online, allowing working professionals the freedom to pursue the knowledge they need while keeping their career.

On-Demand Webinar

Mechanical Engineering Info Session

View our on-demand webinar to be introduced to our online graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering. Get an overview of program logistics, what online learning looks like, the application process, and more!


Graduate Studies Series

Team members from Graduate & Professional Studies host quick and convenient webinars designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to secure funding, how to ace your application, an overview of student services, and more!

Work with your faculty advisor to determine the most relevant plan of study, adhering to the following:

  • 9 credits in graduate-level Mechanical Engineering courses*
  • 9 credits in graduate-level Business courses**

Keep Going with Automatic Admission into WPI’s Mechanical Engineering Master's Degree Program

Students who wish to continue their studies in the master's program in Mechanical Engineering will be admitted automatically, provided that they have:

  • Completed the METL certificate program
  • Carried an average GPA of at least 3.0 within the 9 credits of M.E. courses

* Students may petition the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Committee to count up to 4 credits in AE and/or MTE graduate courses.  Petitions must be approved before students register for these AE and/or MTE credits.

** Students may use CE 580 (Advanced Project Management) toward this requirement.

Software used in this program: CES Edupack software package, SolidWorks, Abaqus, CATIA, ANSYS, ChemDraw software. 

WPI has two delivery options for the Master's in Mechanical Engineering.  Our on-campus mechanical engineering masters enables students to connect with expert faculty and like-minded students. Or explore the convenience and flexibility of the online Mechanical Engineering master's degree program


Admissions Qualifications for METL Graduate Certificate Program

Applicants to the METL graduate certificate program should have a BS in mechanical engineering or a related field, such as other engineering disciplines, physics, or mathematics. Major GPA greater than 3.0 is preferred. Test scores, and other required application documents, can be found here.

For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page

If you need to obtain your bachelor's first, check out WPI's BS in Mechanical Engineering

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