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Applied Engineering Management

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You’ve completed your engineering degree and are a practicing engineer. Now, gain the practical business and management skills to take your career to the next level with UW–Madison’s online Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management.


Is this program right for you?

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s online Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management prepares practicing engineers to successfully lead technical and project teams.

Incorporating fundamental applied management skills such as leadership, data-driven decision-making and engineering economic analysis, this certificate can be a standalone credential or a stepping stone to the Master’s of Engineering in Engineering Management, which is also offered in an online format.

As a student in the Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management program, you’ll explore foundational management and leadership skills, learn to evaluate the nuances of financial decision-making and apply data analysis and technical tools to engineering applications — all designed to give you the practical skills and in-demand expertise to advance professionally or work toward a graduate degree.

In addition to core online coursework in engineering leadership, economics and decision-making, you’ll select an elective course to grow your skill set in one of three areas — project management, communications or ethics — allowing you to tailor your certificate to your professional goals.

Is this program right for you?

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s online Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management prepares practicing engineers to successfully lead technical and project teams.

Incorporating fundamental applied management skills such as leadership, data-driven decision-making and engineering economic analysis, this certificate can be a standalone credential or a stepping stone to the Master’s of Engineering in Engineering Management, which is also offered in an online format.

As a student in the Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management program, you’ll explore foundational management and leadership skills, learn to evaluate the nuances of financial decision-making and apply data analysis and technical tools to engineering applications — all designed to give you the practical skills and in-demand expertise to advance professionally or work toward a graduate degree.

In addition to core online coursework in engineering leadership, economics and decision-making, you’ll select an elective course to grow your skill set in one of three areas — project management, communications or ethics — allowing you to tailor your certificate to your professional goals.

Admissions requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from an ABET-approved program.*
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on the last 60 credits of degree.
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. The required proficiency scores are: TOEFL IBT 92, PBT 580; or IELTS 7.0.

To apply:

  • Online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Phone interview

*Interested applicants with BS degrees in related fields should contact the Graduate Academic Advisor for more specific admission information at gradadmissions@interpro.wisc.edu.

Program highlights

  • You learn from the best: UW–Madison’s online engineering graduate programs are consistently top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Network with student peers, faculty and industry professionals from a range of companies to leverage learning beyond the classroom.
  • Credits can be applied toward UW–Madison Engineering Management master’s degree.

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and Best Engineering Grad Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

How you'll learn

  • Fully online curriculum; you choose when you do most of your work each week.
  • Weekly synchronous online class meeting.
  • Interact regularly with your instructors and classmates to build your network.
  • Choose elective coursework in project management, communications or ethics to tailor your certificate to your professional goals.
  • Integrate project work into your current professional role for immediate, real-life application.

Sample curriculum

Core curriculum

  • Engineering Analysis for Decision Making
  • Engineering Economics and Management
  • Foundations of Engineering Leadership

And select one of the following:

  • Writing for Professionals
  • Professional Presentations
  • Ethics for Professionals
  • Project Management Essentials

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  • Learn how to make this program work with your life/schedule
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  • Get help with your application
  • Determine if financial aid is available

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