Graduate Certificate Programs

The Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department offers six graduate certificate programs. Students earn graduate-level credit for each three credit-hour course and upon successful completion of the program are awarded a graduate certificate in the area of speciality.

Courses completed successfully (with grades of B or better) in a graduate certificate program may be applied, for qualified candidates, toward a master of science degree in the field of engineering management or systems engineering.

For application information visit: SEAS Graduate Admissions


Emergency Management and Public Health

The program of study consists of six graduate level courses. Four of these are required. The remaining two must be selected from the approved electives.

Required Courses:
EMSE 6305: Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6325:Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
PUBH 6002: Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003: Principles and Practices of Epidemeology

Approved Elective:
EMSE 6240: Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6300: Homeland Security: The National Challenge
EMSE 6310: Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6315: Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
EMSE 6320: International Disaster Management
EMSE 6330: Management of Mass Terrorism Preparedness and Response
EMSE 6335: Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Management
EMSE 6340: Geospatial Techniques
EMSE 6345: Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
EMSE 6350: Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
EMSE 6992: Special Topics (as approved by advisor)
Appropriate electives from other departments may also be permitted with advisor's approval.


Energy Engineering and Management

Offered jointly by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and EMSE departments. Four courses are required.

Required Courses:
MAE 6262: Energy Systems Analysis
MAE 6263: Advances in Energy Engineering
EMSE 6285: Analytical Tools for Energy Management
EMSE 6260: Energy Management



Engineering and Technology Management

The graduate certificate program in Engineering and Technology Management consists of six courses, all required.

Required Courses:
EMSE 6014: Management of Engineering Contracts
EMSE 6001: The Management ofTechnical Organizations
EMSE 6820: Program and Project Management
EMSE 6020: Decision Making with Uncertainty
EMSE 6801: Systems Engineering I
EMSE 6035: Marketing of Technology


Enterprise Information Assurance

Required Courses:

EMSE 6345: Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
EMSE 6540: Management of Information & Systems Security
EMSE 6543: Managing the Protection of Information Assets and Systems
EMSE 6544: Auditing, Monitoring, and Intrusion Detection for Information Security Managers
EMSE 6801: Systems Engineering I
EMSE 6820: Program and Project Management
Note: EMSE 6543 and EMSE 6544 both require EMSE 6540 as a prerequisite.


Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response

The program of study consists of six graduate level courses: one required course and the remaining five courses from the approved electives. Graduate certificate students may also apply for the master of science degree in engineering management with a focus area in crisis, emergency and risk management and, upon acceptance, transfer the credits for all six courses taken for the certificate into their M.S. degree program of studies.

Required Course:
EMSE 6300 Homeland Security:The National Challenge

Approved Electives
EMSE 6240: Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6300: Homeland Security: The National Challenge
EMSE 6305: Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6310: Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6315: Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
EMSE 6320: International Disaster Management
EMSE 6325: Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
EMSE 6330: Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response
EMSE 6335: Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Management
EMSE 6340: Geospatial Techniques
EMSE 6345: Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
EMSE 6350: Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
EMSE 6992: Special Topics (as approved by advisor)
Appropriate electives from other departments may also be permitted with advisor's approval.


Systems Engineering


The program of study consists of six graduate level courses, all required.

Required Courses:
EMSE 6001: The Management of Technical Organizations
EMSE 6540: Management of Information and Systems Security
EMSE 6820: Program and Project Management
EMSE 6020: Decision Making with Uncertainty
EMSE 6801: Systems Engineering I
EMSE 6805: Systems Engineering II