University Catalog 2023-2024

Engineering Management Foundations (Certificate)

This certificate is for engineering, STEM, or technical students seeking or experiencing transitions into increasing levels of responsibility and/or management roles. The program provides students the principles and foundational concepts for the planning and operational management of industrial, engineering, and technical organizational pursuits. Students may qualify to have their credits transferred into the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree program.

The Engineering Management Foundations Certificate consists of four (4) graduate courses and is offered on campus or 100% online.

Plan Requirements

Leadership & Communication Course3
Select one of the following courses:
Engineering Leadership and Strategic Change
Interpersonal Communication in Science and Technology Organizations
Seminar in Organizational Conflict Management
Seminar In Organizational Communication
Financial Competency Course3
Select one of the following courses:
Applied Engineering Economy
Managerial Finance for Engineers
Risk and Financial Management in Construction
Project Management & Coordination Course3
Select one of the following courses:
Project Management
Construction Project Management
Special Topics in Engineering (Engineering Project Management)
Project Management
Quantitative Literacy / Student Choice3
Select one of the following courses:
Introduction to Operations Research
Python Programming for Industrial & Systems Engineers
Statistical Models for Systems Analytics in Industrial Engineering
Decision Making under Uncertainty
Experimental Statistics for Engineers I
Statistics for Management and Social Sciences I
Applied Statistical Methods I
Lean Six Sigma Quality
Facilities Engineering Systems
Environmental Compliance for Facilities Engineers
Any 500-level course from the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) curriculum approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Total Hours12


Full Professors

  • Julie Ivy

Practice/Research/Teaching Professor

  • Brandon M. McConnell

Associate Research Professor

  • Christopher D. Rock

Associate Teaching Professor

  • Kanton Reynolds

Emeritus Faculty

  • Javad Taheri