GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Project Management

Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Program Description:
This certificate programs aims to equip students with a set of tools that will allow them to achieve Project Management Institute (PMI) standards in the project management area, to successfully manage projects and human resources, and to analyze, evaluate, and improve systems. Specifically it will give students the ability to:

  • Identify operations problems and implement solutions for improved strategic competitiveness
  • Make sound decisions, plan, and control the key resources of an organization – money and people
  • Critically analyze, evaluate, improve, or adapt existing technical and/or managerial systems
  • Organize and manage complex projects

Students can enroll in the project management certificate program through the engineering management department or the information science and technology department. Students are responsible for prerequisite knowledge as determined by course instructors.

Eng Mgt Required Courses:

  • Eng Mgt 5210: Economic Decision Analysis
  • Eng Mgt 5320: Project Management - taught fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Eng Mgt 6322: Case Studies in Project Management - taught fall semester
  • Eng Mgt 6323: Global Project Management - taught spring semester

* Curriculum is subject to change. Please contact the department for up-to-date information on courses. Other courses approved by the department may be substituted for any of the above listed courses on a case-by-case basis. The administrative coordinator must approve the substitution prior to enrolling in the course.

Please check the semester wise Schedule of Classes for a current listing of the courses available for distance students.

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Eng Mgt 5210: Economic Decision Analysis
Comprehensive treatment of engineering economy including effects of taxation and inflation; sensitivity analysis; decisions with risk and uncertainty; decision trees and expected value, normally includes solutions on personal computer and student problem report. Prerequisite: Graduate students without previous course in engineering economy because of partial overlap.

Eng Mgt 5320: Project Management
Organization structure and staffing; motivation, authority and influence; conflict management; project planning; network systems; pricing, estimating, and cost control; proposal preparation; project information systems; international project management. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Eng Mgt 6322: Case Studies in Project Management
Includes the main components of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Body of Knowledge; case students in project management including project implementation, organizational structures, project estimating, project scheduling, project risk management and conflict management. Prerequisite: Eng Mgt 6323 or equivalent

Eng Mgt 6323: Global Project Management
In depth and advanced topics in project management including project management methodologies, strategic planning for excellence, project portfolio management, integrated processes, culture, and behavioral excellence; normally includes a hands-on group project. Prerequisite: Eng Mgt 6323 or equivalent

IS&T 6261: Adv. Information Systems Project Management 
Project management principles, first from a general perspective, and then focused specifically on information system application development are explored. Topics include requirements analysis, project scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, testing and team coordination. Report writing and research literature searches are required.

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The project management graduate certificate program is designed to appeal to working professionals. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit can be counted in the M.S. degree once accepted into the M.S. degree. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses taken, they can apply to the M.S. program in engineering management. The certificate program may be followed by six additional 3 credit courses to complete the M.S. degree. The certificate program is open to all persons holding a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in engineering or a physical science and who have a minimum of 12-months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

  • B.S. in engineering or a physical science
  • Undergraduate courses: Calculus Series(I,II,III), Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics or Chemistry, Engineering Economy
  • GPA: Regular status: 2.75 cumulative
  • TOEFL: All international applicants must submit a current TOEFL score, regardless of prior academic experience or place of study. Regular status: 580/237/92

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the department.

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2015-16 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016)

 

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The project management graduate certificate program is designed to appeal to working professionals. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit can be counted in the M.S. degree once accepted into the M.S. degree. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses taken, they can apply to the M.S. program in engineering management. The certificate program may be followed by six additional 3 credit courses to complete the M.S. degree. The certificate program is open to all persons holding a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in engineering or a physical science and who have a minimum of 12-months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

Admissions

  • B.S. in engineering or a physical science
  • Undergraduate courses: Calculus Series(I,II,III), Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics or Chemistry, Engineering Economy
  • GPA: Regular status: 2.75 cumulative
  • TOEFL: All international applicants must submit a current TOEFL score, regardless of prior academic experience or place of study. Regular status: 580/237/92


Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the department.

Students applying for the project management graduate certificate, will need the following:

Complete the Online Application. When you start a new application select "Graduate Online/Distance" and then select which certificate you are applying for. Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application.

This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s program:

Engineering Management (MS) 

You must earn a B or better in each certificate course to continue for the graduate degree in Engineering Management, without needing to submit GRE scores, or letters of recommendation. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree.

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