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Online Certificate Programs & Short Course Overview



SIMCenter offers fully online professional development opportunities which provide integrated workforce development for working engineers. As industry moves toward virtual development processes, proficiency with computer-aided-engineering (CAE) tools is essential. SIMCenter's focus on applied learning helps the engineer approach CAE software as a problem solver. Our close ties with industry ensure the programs' content is regularly updated to meet industry needs.


Who should participate:
These certificate programs are targeted toward engineers in the workforce who desire more formal exposure to CAE tools and who want to implement these tools effectively into their workflow.
About the programs:
SIMCenter partnered with Ohio State University faculty to generate the theoretical content for the courses. The content is presented through a combination of online video lectures, annotated slide decks, and reading and study materials.
  • 100% online to offer flexibility for working professionals.
  • Program consists of a series of noncredit courses.
  • Courses can be taken individually, with a certificate of completion earned after each course.
  • Completing 3 out of 4 courses will earn participants a Certificate in Practice from the OSU SIMCenter.
  • Each course is 10 weeks long.
  • Time requirement is approximately 4-6 hours per week including lectures, assignments & project work.
  • 24/7 access to coursework through Ohio State's Learning Management System Carmen Canvas.


Who should participate:
This course is targeted toward engineers currently in the workforce who desire more formal exposure to LS-DYNA in their work place and for undergrad & graduate students looking to increase their skill-set.
About the short course program:
  • 100% online to offer flexibility for working professionals and students.
  • Individuals may enroll at any time. 
  • The student determines the start date; all coursework must be completed during (14) consecutive calendar days.
  • Participants should allocate approximately 14-20 hours for course completion.
  • ​24/7 access to course materials and lecture videos.