This 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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Certificate Requirements

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

Credits: 3
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

Credits: 3
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

Credits: 3
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

Credits: 3
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

Credits: 3
Description: Enterprise processes and functions, enterprise engineering methodology and techniques, enterprise scalability, systems and vertical integration, systems design and implementation.