Applicants who are interested in taking graduate-level courses, but not necessarily interested in pursuing a full master’s degree are eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Technical Management. Applicants are required to meet the same requirements for admission as the master’s degree. Applicants must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B or above) in the latter half of their undergraduate studies. Significant relevant work experience or a graduate degree in a relevant technical discipline may be considered in lieu of meeting the GPA requirement. If the student should decide to pursue the full master’s degree, all courses will apply to the master’s degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to completing the certificate.
Five courses must be completed within three years. The curriculum consists of the same core courses for the Master of Engineering Management degree: EN.595.660 Planning and Managing Projects; EN.595.662 Technical Organization Management; EN.595.676 Finance, Contracts, and Compliance for Technical Professionals; EN.595.665 Strategic Communications in Technical Organizations; and EN.595.781 Executive Technical Leadership.