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Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management Online


Program Overview

Why consider the online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management at A-State


Improve processes and performance across a wide variety of organizational functions in the A-State Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management online program. You don’t need an engineering background to gain practical expertise and actionable skills in this program, which empowers you to tailor your studies to directly impact your personal and professional goals.

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This affordable online program enables you to choose all four of your courses from a pool of 16 options, meaning you can focus on areas such as project management, manufacturing processes, quality improvement, numbers and analytics, and more. Plus, courses in this certificate program can be applied and transferred directly into the Master of Engineering Management degree program.

Prepare for careers like these:

  • Product Development Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Process Improvement Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition


Our Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $3,804
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $317
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$277.00 $40.00 $317.00 $831.00 $120.00 $951.00

Calendar

Milestones to guide your student journey


Our Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2021 5 wk 07/06/2021 08/06/2021 06/21/2021 06/25/2021 07/01/2021 07/02/2021 07/23/2021
Fall 2021 7 wk 08/24/2021 10/08/2021 08/09/2021 08/13/2021 08/19/2021 08/20/2021 09/24/2021
7 wk 10/18/2021 12/10/2021 10/04/2021 10/08/2021 10/14/2021 10/15/2021 11/26/2021
Spring 2022 7 wk 01/11/2022 02/25/2022 12/15/2021 12/17/2021 01/06/2022 01/07/2022 02/11/2022
7 wk 03/07/2022 04/29/2022 02/21/2022 02/25/2022 03/03/2022 03/04/2022 04/15/2022
Summer 2022 5 wk 05/31/2022 07/01/2022 05/16/2022 05/20/2022 05/26/2022 05/27/2022 06/17/2022
5 wk 07/05/2022 08/05/2022 06/20/2022 06/24/2022 06/30/2022 07/01/2022 07/22/2022
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from A-State?

Admissions

What you need to know before applying


To apply to our Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management online program, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Review full admission requirements below.

Unconditional Admission Status

To be granted unconditional admission status for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet the minimum requirements for unconditional admission as set by the University.
  • Complete online application and submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Send official transcript(s) from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the sending institution.
  • Have a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution.
  • Have passed any Calculus I equivalent class with a C or better. If you do not have Calculus I, you can apply for conditional admission.

Conditional Admission Status

If you don’t meet the GPA requirements for unconditional admission status, lack the appropriate undergraduate background for a particular certificate or degree program, or if your baccalaureate degree is from an unaccredited institution, you may be granted conditional admission status.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

The topics you'll study in our online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management classes


In order to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering online, you must complete any four of the following courses (12 credit hours).

EGRM 6003: Engineering Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Basic concepts and methods of descriptive and inferential statistics including graphical techniques, measures of central tendency and dispersion, interval estimation, hypothesis and goodness of fit tests, comparisons of two populations, and analysis of variance.

EGRM 6013: Quality Control and Improvement

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

A brief review of the evolution of quality control and improvement theory particularly as influenced by key pioneers such as Deming, Juran, and Taguchi. Extensive coverage of selected quality improvement techniques includes statistical process control, inspection sampling, and design of experiments. Introductory elements of statistics will be introduced.

EGRM 5023: Engineering Management I

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

The essentials of management that are pertinent to practicing managers are emphasized. The theory, principles, and techniques are presented as an art and applying the science of the underlying organized knowledge of management to the realities of situations.

EGRM 6033: Engineering Management II

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Principles and practices of engineering management including marketing management, globalization, time management, forecasting, finance, cost, accounting, managing technology, engineering management in the new millennium; invited lectures and seminars covering projects of interest to civil, electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers in management positions.

EGRM 6043: Operations Research

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative techniques for decision making; break-even analysis, economic models, Gaussian distributions, inventory control, production models, and mathematical programming. Introductory elements of statistics will be introduced.

EGRM 6053: Advanced Engineering Economy

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Methodical assessment of the economic benefits and expenditures of projects concerning engineering design and analysis, including economic analysis for decision-making among contending opportunities.

EGRM 6063: Engineering Law and Ethics

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction and application of legal concepts relating to the field of engineering management, including general principles, contracts, torts, real property, agency, intellectual property, product liability and safety, and professional legal ethics.

EGRM 6073: Special Problems in Engineering Management

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Selected advanced topics of current interest. Ordinarily, topics covered are those not available in other graduate courses.

EGRM 6083: Project Management for Engineers

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Fundamentals of project management for engineering and information systems projects based on the principles established by the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.

EGRM 6093: Advanced Value Engineering

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced application of techniques which maximize the value of products, processes, construction, or services. Topics covered include functional analysis, functional costing, generation of alternative designs, evaluation of alternative designs, lifecycle cost analysis, proposal preparation, and presentations.

EGRM 6103: Entrepreneurship for Engineers

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Entrepreneurship and innovation from perspectives at the political, social, and personal levels.

EGRM 6113: Finance and Budgeting for Engineering

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction and orientation to financial matters that concern engineers, with an emphasis on financial statements, cash flows, net present value calculations, and capital budgeting.

EGRM 6123: Human Resource Management for Engineers

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the strategic application of human resource management in an organization, including human resource leadership, e-recruitment strategies, equal employment selection, employee retention and turnover, performance management, employment law, diversity and global talent management.

EGRM 6143: Industrial Material Handling

Duration: 7 weeks, self-paced   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the field of material handling, including systems analysis, equipment selection, and the relationship of material handling to other activities and operations of the industrial plant or warehouse. You will learn how to plan and analyze material handling systems; how to improve material handling operations; and when to apply material handling automation.

EGRM 6153: Advanced Facilities Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced methods of designing new facilities and expanding or renovating existing facilities, facility layout, facility location, and activities are presented. Topics such as analysis of workspace, workflow, material handling systems, facility planning data collection methods, and process flow-charting are covered.

EGRM 6163: Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Advanced topics of logistics operations in transportation, concepts of facilities and methods used in supply chain. Third party logistics, fleet management, physical distribution and a number of other concepts are introduced.

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