Certificate in Engineering Management

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Undergraduate degree in engineering or the sciences
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility:
Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 15.1501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9040

About the Program

This program is a superb training ground for engineers and scientists who want to obtain a solid foundation in critical areas in management, communications, economics and finance without having to commit to the entire graduate program. After completing the program, students have the option of applying the earned credits toward a master’s degree in engineering management.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program requires:

  • A four-year bachelor of science degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution. Bachelor's degrees in math or the physical sciences may also be considered for admission.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. If any other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.0.
  • Complete graduate school application.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation, professional or academic (professional preferred).
  • Resume
  • A personal essay (prompt provided in the online application)
  • International students must submit an Internet-based TOEFL (IBT = score of 100 or higher).

At least three years of relevant professional work experience are recommended, but not required.

Continuing master's students pursuing other technical disciplines may also complete the certificate courses as electives with approval from their advisor (e.g., electrical engineering master's students may complete these four courses to satisfy four of their five elective requirements).

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EGMT 501Leading and Managing Technical Workers3.0
EGMT 504Design Thinking for Engineering Communications3.0
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
Electives (Choose One)3.0
Analysis and Decision Methods for Technical Managers
Advanced Financial Management for Engineers
Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs
Introduction to Project Management
Systems Engineering Management
Total Credits15.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
EGMT 501Leading and Managing Technical Workers3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 2
EGMT 504Design Thinking for Engineering Communications3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 3
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 4
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 5
EGMT 614Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 15.0

Additional Information

To learn more about the certificate or to apply for admission, please visit the Engineering Management program page.

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