Elastomer Certificate

Certificate in Elastomer Science and Engineering


A program for professionals working in the field of elastomers

This 15 credit certificate program is designed for technical scientists and engineers with a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree to gain knowledge in the field of Elastomer Science and Engineering. It is ideal for new employees entering the elastomer industry to further their career advancement.

These 15 credit hours involve six courses, five to give you a broad foundation in elastomer science and engineering, and a sixth course you choose to deepen your understanding in a particular area.

Obtain a certificate that prepares you for the elastomer industry and career advancement

New employees in the elastomer industry likely have a technical degree in a field such as chemistry, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering, but have had little coursework in the area of polymers, particularly in elastomers. Graduate coursework in elastomers is ideal for rapidly exposing you to the field. Earning a certificate will provide tangible evidence of your knowledge in this area that can be used in your career advancement.

Choose the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at UA

The School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is a world expert in elastomer science and technology. Elastomers are central to the city of Akron, the rubber capital of the world, and The University of Akron. Expand your opportunities by taking coursework that leads to a concrete credential of your expertise.


Core Courses

  • Polymer Physics or Polymer Physical Chemistry (4 credits)
  • Polymer Characterization (2 credits)
  • Engineering Properties of Solid Polymer (2 credits)
  • Elastomers and Elastic Soft Materials (2 credits)
  • Rheology and Processing of Elastomers (2 credits)

Elective Courses

  • 600 or 700 level courses in polymer science or polymer engineering (3 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in a STEM field


If you have questions or would like more information about this certificate program, please contact us at 330-972-7500 or elastomercertificate@uakron.edu.