The world relies on the skills of engineers to dream up the disruptors that will make our lives simpler. The world also needs leaders who can manage these engineers to make it all happen. Engineering management professional have the skills to manage complex projects and people. They possess the technical engineering expertise needed to communicate effectively with team members on the floor and the business savvy to streamline operational activities and schedules to ensure deadlines are met for deliverables—all while the goals for the organization are achieved.
The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management offers you a combination of the most valuable courses for the profession to give you the tools needed to become in-demand in today’s global economy.
The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management (GCEM) program is designed for practicing engineers and graduate students in all engineering majors, who are interested in acquiring skills for managerial careers in the engineering and technology industries. The GCEM program is especially helpful for those engineers who seeking to transition into management and wish to acquire the necessary perquisite knowledge and skills. More than a sequence of coursework, the certificate program also simulates a business environment where students learn and apply engineering tools, managerial theories, and best practices to design and operate industrial and engineering systems. Students in the program are expected to acquire contemporary engineering management theories and techniques. This certificate program is open to both degree- and non-degree seeking students.
Engineering management professionals affect organizations in seven several positive ways, such as:
- Risk management: Action plans are created to avoid unnecessary risks
- Streamlined scheduling: Logical flow and deadlines guide operational activities
- Real-time monitoring: Data analytics provide accurate assessments of progress
- Total Quality Management (TQM): Benchmarking and continual improvement of processes
- Budgetary control: Fiscal health and planning for profitability
- Legal expertise: Governance, contracts, liability, employee and intellectual property law
- Enterprise engineering: Systems are designed for vertical integration and implementation
All the credits earned in this Certificate program may be used in the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree program provided the student is admitted to the MSEM degree program prior to the completion of no more than 12 Graduate Certificate credits.
EIN 5226: Total Quality Management for Engineers
Description: Fundamentals of TQM and its historical development. Integration of QC and management tools, QFD, benchmarking, experimental design for scientific management.
ESI 6455: Advanced Engineering Project Management
Description: This course covers entire phases of project management including selection, planning, budgeting, scheduling, monitoring, and control. It focuses on the management of engineering projects through case studies and independent research assignment.
LAW 5072: Business Law and Intellectual Property for Engineers and Entrepreneurs
Description: Focused on the formation, governance, operation, and legal protection of businesses. Coverage includes contracts, malpractice, products liability, employment law, and intellectual property law.
EIN 5359: Industrial Financial Decisions
Description: The use of financial techniques and data in planning, controlling and coordinating industrial activities. This course will familiarize the student with accounting concepts and analytical methods.
EIN 6133: Enterprise Engineering
Description: Enterprise processes and functions, enterprise engineering methodology and techniques, enterprise scalability, systems and vertical integration, systems design and implementation.
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 is required for admission. International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required.
Tuition and AidThis certificate requires completion of 5 courses. Each course is $2,500.
Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, exercising leadership roles in professional associations/organizations and editing some of leading journals in their fields.
15 Credits Required
$2,500.00 Per Course
- Fully online certificate
- Credits may be used to pursue MS in Engineering Management
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