Vibrations Adv. Cert.

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Katie Beczak

Department Contact

Michael Schrlau, Ph.D.

Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? No
Application Deadline Rolling
Admit Term Fall/Spring
Entrance Exam None
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet) 79-80
IELTS 6.5-6.0
PTE Academic 58


Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

Program overview

The advanced certificate in vibrations provides students with specialized skills that are sought after in a variety of industrial settings. Engineers with skills in vibration engineering contribute to manufacturing production systems, aerospace systems, automotive engineering, medical product development, building mechanical and plumbing systems, consumer product development, and a host of industrial equipment and process systems. This certificate goes beyond the normal preparation in vibration engineering that students typically complete during their undergraduate program of study. Students learn to use sophisticated software tools, analytical techniques, and experimental methods to design, develop, and implement solutions for problems of vibration control and minimization in engineering systems. Students are exposed to modern technologies used in industry to ensure that they are prepared for their specialized job market. The curriculum answers a need for graduate level instruction for practicing engineers in a field of importance for the 21st century.

Plan of study

The program consists of six required courses. Students may be able to apply the courses toward a master’s degree at a later date.


Vibrations, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MECE-601 Math I For Engineers 3
MECE-602 Math II For Engineers 3
MECE-658 Introduction to Engineering Vibrations 3
MECE-758 Intermediate Engineering Vibrations 3
Choose one of the following:
   MECE-606    Systems Modeling 3
   EEEE-602    Random Signals and Noise 3
   EEEE-678    Digital Signal Processing 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 15


Admission requirements

For information regarding the admission requirements for the advanced certificate in vibrations, contact the department head or the Office of Graduate Enrollment.

Additional information

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at

Career Outcomes

The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education website provides information pertaining to student skills and capabilities, salary data, career information, job outcomes, and contact information for the Career Services Coordinator by program.

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