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Graduate Certificate Programs
Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
This certificate program aims to provide individuals with a core body of engineering management knowledge that includes key technical management concepts, processes, and methods for individuals preparing to transition from individual technical contributors to managers of complex technological projects. The certificate program coverage includes planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling technical projects and people in technical jobs.
The engineering management certificate program consists of the four courses listed below, which are delivered as part of our regular master's degree program in engineering management. Students will be responsible for prerequisite knowledge as determined by course instructors. With the approval of the department, appropriate courses may be substituted for a certificate course, if that course is not available.
Eng Mgt 5111: Management for Engineers and Scientists
The transition of the engineer or scientist to manager; planning and organizing technical activities; theory, organizational systems and behavior, managing and motivating technical personnel, leadership, communication, processes, and customer focus.
Eng Mgt 6211: Advanced Financial Management
Principles of financial organization and management in the technological enterprise; demands for funds; internal and external supply of funds; budgetary control; reserve and dividends policy. Emphasizes systems approach and problems of engineering design and automation as they influence financial decision. Prerequisite: Eng Mgt 1210 or 5210.
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; normally includes a semester group project.
Eng Mgt 5412: Operations Management Science
Design and analysis of operations using concepts of management science. Systems are modeled and analyzed using quantitative and qualitative techniques and solved using modern information technology.
* 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 coordinators 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.
This 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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Students applying for a business project management graduate certificate will need the following:
- Completed Application
- $55 One-time Application Fee
- Statement of Purpose
Complete the Online Application. When you start your 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.
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 2016-17 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017)
Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation*. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:
(Applicants must indicate which program they wish to use the certificate as a gateway for when initially applying for the certificate).
*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.
All courses are offered through distance education in a short condensed format, typically 5-8 weeks in length, over the internet, via live streaming video; collaborative learning software includes WebEx and Blackboard; classes are archived online for review and easy access.
Course Management Software: Blackboard.
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