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Engineering Management

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

 

The perfect solution for experienced engineers with a specific need for management training.

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management is designed to help you complement your existing disciplinary expertise with new business skills. This program is designed for engineers employed in technology-oriented enterprises or government programs.  All of the courses in the Certificate program can be applied to the Master of Science in Engineering Management.

Students must complete four of the following courses:

  • ENMG 650: Project Mgmt. Fundamentals OR ENMG: 668 Project and SE Management
  • ENMG 652: Management, Leadership and Communications
  • ENMG 656: Engineering Law and Ethics
  • ENMG 658: Financial Management OR ENMG 662: Financial Decision-Making in Engineering

Certificate Courses:

ENMG 650: Project Management Fundamentals [3]

This course is built around the project management life cycle: initiating; planning; organizing and staffing; implementing; measuring and assessing; controlling; and close-out.  Students are coached through the writing of a realistic scenario Project Plan.  Over the span of the course students progress from time-tested fundamentals to the very latest concepts and fads – more than adequate to jump into any project management challenge.  These fundamentals can be applied within any industry and work environment and will serve as the foundation for more specialized project management study.  Principles and techniques are further reinforced through practical case studies and team projects.

ENMG 652: Management, Leadership and Communication [3]

Students learn effective management and communication skills through case study-analysis, reading, class discussion and role-playing. The course covers topics such as effective listening, setting expectations, delegation, coaching, performance, evaluations, conflict management, negotiation with senior management and managing with integrity.

ENMG 656: Engineering Law and Ethics [3]

This course provides a comprehensive overview of important legal principles affecting engineers, engineering sciences and corporate management, with a focus on the intersection of these legal principles with business ethics. The student learns how to think through and process legal problems consistent with ethical norms, and how to analyze business risks in light of operative legal constructs, taking into consideration ethical issues, to arrive at a range of correct business decisions.

ENMG 658: Financial Management [3]

This course is focused on financial decision making and the common financial management practices of science-based organizations. The course covers the fundamentals of setting up, reading, and analyzing financial statements and reports in a science-based business setting, project budgeting, profit planning, return on investment, risk and return, strategy and options.  Students will analyze case studies from biotechnology and other science-based industries. 

ENMG 662: Financial Decision-Making in Engineering [3]

This course examines decision-making in engineering organizations based on comparisons of the investment worth of alternative courses of action with respect to their costs and/or incomes. The early part of the course focuses on the conventional mathematics of money. This mathematics is then applied to consideration of practical investment decisions, such as replacement, public sector investments, service industry investments, and decision making under uncertainty.  The course presents the overlapping aspects of accounting, finance, and investment analysis.
Prerequisites: ENMG 658 or basic course in Economics or Accounting.

ENMG 668: Project and Systems Engineering Management [3]

This course will cover fundamental project control and systems engineering management concepts, including how to plan, set up cost accounts, bid, staff and execute a project from a project control perspective.  It provides an understanding of the critical relations and interconnections between project management and systems engineering management.  It is designed to address how systems engineering management supports traditional program management activities to break down complex programs into manageable and assignable tasks.