Graduate Certificates

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 specialty.

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. A complete listing of department courses and description can be found in the GW Bulletin.
 

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 Epidemiology

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 of Technical Organizations
  • EMSE 6820: Program and Project Management
  • EMSE 6020: Decision Making with Uncertainty
  • EMSE 6801: Systems Engineering I
  • EMSE 6035: Marketing of Technology
     

 

Environmental and Energy Systems Management 

The program of study consists of six graduate level courses of study designed to enable students to become proficient in implementing environmental and energy (E&E) management systems that conform to international standards. Topics include the ISO 14000 and 50000 series of standards, E&E legislative and regulatory regimes, technical and social forces influencing the use of fossil fuels, and their relationship to sustainability, to health, to climate change, urban air quality, building design and operation, and transportation. 

Required Courses:

  • EMSE 6220: Environmental Management.
  • EMSE 6260: Energy Management.
  • EMSE 6245: Analytical Tools in Environmental Management.
  • EMSE 6285: Analytical Tools in Energy Management.
  • EMSE 6992-11: Beyond Compliance -- Next Generation Environmental Self-governance.
  • EMSE 6992-80: Global Connections -- Standards in Technology, Business & Public Policy.

For a more detailed description of the certificate and its courses, please visit the Environmental and Energy Management Institute.

Greenhouse Gas Management 

The program consists of four graduate level courses that prepare students to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Students will learn the measurement, reporting, analysis, reduction, trading, and verification of GHG emissions. Graduates of the program will be able to understand and act on the GHG implications of energy management decisions to improve environmental performance and to apply cost-effective energy management principles that reduce GHG emissions. .

Required Course:

  • EMSE 6290: Climate Change: Policy, Impacts, and Response
  • EMSE 6291: Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Reporting
  • EMSE 6292: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: Projects and Markets
  • EMSE 6293: Greenhouse Gas Management Assurance and Information Systems Design

For a more detailed description of the certificate and its courses, please visit the Environmental and Energy Management Institute.
 

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 6820 Program and Project Management
  • EMSE 6992: Special Topics (as approved by advisor)
Appropriate electives from other departments may also be permitted with advisor's approval.
A maximum of one of the following:
  • EMSE 6001 The Management of Technical Organization
  • EMSE 6020 Decision Making Uncertainty
  • EMSE 6410 Engineering Economic Analysis
  • EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I
     

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
     

Knowledge Information Management

Required Courses:
  • EMSE 491/MGT 491 Introduction to Knowledge and Innovation Management
  • MGT 492 Organizing and Leading Knowledge and Innovation Management
  • EMSE 493 Knowledge and Innovation Management Technology 
  • EMSE 494/MGT 494 Practicum in Knowledge and Innovation Management