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Foundations of Engineering Management
Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that is required to successfully lead engineering or technical personnel and projects. The successful engineering manager will acquire skills necessary to coach, mentor, and motivate technical professionals. Our curriculum is designed to make our graduates sensitive to employer and customer needs, and to changes in business, industry, and government.
This 4 course certificate, comprised of 13 credits, will allow the student to gain engineering management principles, including technical, human, and conceptual management processes. Emphasis is placed on team-based approaches, written and oral communication skills, management of technology and continuous improvement.
All coursework can be completed at the Edwards Campus in the evenings, and some remotely, providing flexibility for working professionals. Learn more about admission requirements and other common questions on our FAQ page.
You will earn a graduate certificate by successfully completing 13 credit hours of the following courses. Courses taken in a graduate certificate program and recognition of the earned certificate will be posted on your transcript.
Required courses include the following 3 courses at 10 total credits:
- EMGT 809 (4 credits) Personal Development for Engineering Managers
- EMGT 806 (3 credits) Finance for Engineers
- EMGT 821 (3 credits) Strategic analysis of Technical Projects (prerequisite; EMGT 806)
AND Selection of ONE of the following 3 credit courses:
- EMGT 813 (3 credits) Design Project Management
- EMGT 823 (3 credits) Management of Internal Engineering Projects
- EMGT 810 (3 credits) Applications of Quantitative Analysis in Decision Making
- EMGT 811 (3 credits) Engineering Systems Simulation
FAQ for Foundations of Engineering Management Certificate
What are the admission requirements?
The entrance requirements for students entering the graduate certificate program include:
(a) Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline with a GPA of 3.0 or better
(b) Two or more years of professional engineering management experience
(c) Three letters of reference
*International students must also meet established guidelines currently in use by the University of Kansas.
Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Engineering Management
Individuals who are not already enrolled as KU graduate students must complete an application to the Graduate School for admission into the certificate program and submit an application fee along with the following materials:
- Official undergraduate transcript
- 3 letters of recommendation
Current KU graduate students wishing to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Engineering Management program will apply through the Graduate School. A student must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission. Awarding of certificates will be handled consistent with guidelines and timing of degree awards of the Graduate School. Completion of the certificate will appear on the graduate transcript.
KU graduate students should submit the following materials:
- An unofficial copy of your KU transcript
- 3 letters of recommendation