FEA Professional
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

FEA Professional
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines


You’ve got a product or mechanization in mind, but it’s impractical to create a range of physical prototypes to run experiments and optimize the design. Instead, you turn to finite element analysis to help you determine the best design moving forward. The Mines FEA Professional graduate certificate teaches recent graduates or mid-career professionals advanced skills in finite element analysis for structural and thermal applications and can offer you career opportunities in design, product development or applied research. Leveraging industry-leading software, the program empowers students with the skills and experience to drive innovation in their chosen field.

Requirements and Costs


  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page »

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*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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  • Consumer product design
  • Medical device design
  • Additive manufacturing process development/optimization
  • Structural analysis/optimization in aerospace, oil/gas, automotive

Degree Options


  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Professional