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Model-based Certificate Program

The model-based definition certificate program is made up of four courses. All four courses must be completed in order to earn the certificate from Purdue University. Each course will be given an appropriate number of continuing education credits (CEU) based on the work required for the course and any assessment that may be given. A more detailed description can be found at:

MBD Certificate Programs

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Program Timing and Registration

The MBD programs will be offered in two forms: instructor-led or self-paced, with the instructor-led course option being available at specific recurring times and the self-paced option being readily available upon demand.

Once the student has a confirmation for fees paid, a virtual environment will be created for their use in the program, and they will be contacted via email with information regarding access credentials to Purdue’s online course management system and access to course content and CAD tool platforms.

Online registration requires payment by an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA credit card. For registration questions please contact or call 765-494-7213.

Course Drop/Refund Policy

  • Up to 1 week prior to class start - full refund
  • Inside 1 week of class start - 50%
  • After start of class - 0%
  • May substitute another student

Requests to drop this course must be submitted to

MBD Staff

Center Director

Nathan Hartman, Ed.D.
Professor of Computer Graphics Technology
Director, Product Lifecycle Management Center
Director of Strategic Research Area in Advanced Manufacturing

Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Purdue University
Knoy Hall Room 311
401 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2021

Office Phone: (765) 496-6104
Main Phone: (765) 412-3054
Fax: (765) 494-9267


Amy B. Mueller
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office Phone: (765) 496-7948

Rosemary Astheimer
Assistant Professor of Practice
Office Phone: (781) 514-5444

Contact Information

Computer Graphics Technology Department

Knoy Hall
Room 363
401 N. Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765-494-7505

MBD Professional Education


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