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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2017-19 [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Management Certificate

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Certificate Title: Engineering Management

Certificate Name and Number: Engineering Management Certificate - CTEMCG & ND9993

Department/Unit: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Delivery Mode: Online

Terms of Entry: [Fall | Spring | Summer] – Depends on course offerings in each semester

Certificate Mission: Prepare dedicated leaders and skilled managers who excel in “the art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities which have a technological component.” [1]

Certificate Learning Objectives:

* Describe the four basic functions of engineering management—planning, organizing, leading and controlling—and identify principles and techniques to perform each one successfully.

* Provide project deliverables on time and under budget by applying concepts and techniques from the five process groups and ten knowledge areas described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

* Explain legal principles including intellectual property, contracts, torts and administrative law, and apply them to disputes described in case studies, in order to structure and control the engineering and business environments.

Certificate Overview:

This certificate introduces students to key elements of Engineering Management. This includes the four basic functions listed above, but also includes research and development, planning and managing production activity, ethics and the effects of globalization on technical processes and markets.

Building on this foundation, two major tools of the engineering manager are then provided. The first is Project Management, the primary means of accomplishing new things in the field of engineering. Students learn to successfully negotiate the five stages of Project Management: initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. The ten knowledge areas of Project Management are examined in turn.

If Project Management is how engineering managers get things done, then Engineering Law is how engineering managers avoid getting things done to them. In the Engineering Law course, students study intellectual property policy (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), torts and liability, contracts and administrative law. They learn how to shape their legal and business environment to resolve disputes and avoid peril.

Certificate Relationship to Parent Degree Program:

The parent program of this graduate specialized stackable certificate is the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree, with program code ME7266 (see https://catalogs.ohio.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=55&poid=15385&returnto=4228). Neither enrollment in nor completion of the MEM degree is required to complete this certificate, but completing this certificate does fulfill 3 of 10 courses toward the MEM degree. Students admitted to this certificate

may also seek admission to the MEM degree, and/or the MEM program’s other certificates. Two or more certificates also “stack” toward the degree. Previously submitted application materials will be reused as much as possible, as determined by the MEM Program Director. Link to MEM program: https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/masters-engineering-management/

Completion Requirements:

1. Complete the three designated courses totaling 11 semester credit hours:

a. Foundations of Engineering Management: EMGT 6000 (4 hrs, required)

b. Project Management: EMGT 6300 (4 hrs, required)

c. Engineering Law: EMGT 6400 (3 hrs, required)

There are no prerequisites for any of these three courses. There is no thesis or qualifying exam.

2. This certificate must be completed within three (3) years.

3. No grade below a “C” can be used to fulfill any Ohio University graduate requirement including this certificate, and a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the graduate level is required to stay in and complete the certificate. By Ohio University policy, if any graduate course is retaken, both the original grade and the new grade are included in the cumulative GPA. An applicant on academic probation in any Ohio University graduate program may apply with permission from the MEM Program Director.

4. Depending on the starting semester selected, the student can complete the certificate in two or three semesters, taking one or two courses per semester. In order to keep tuition costs low, these courses are shared with and scheduled by the MEM program. Depending on the semester the student begins the certificate, a student’s course plan may contain a gap of one semester.

5. There is no capstone course to receive this certificate, but smaller projects are used to give students the opportunity to apply and integrate what they learn.

Admission Requirements:

The admission requirements to this certificate are the same as those for the MEM degree program, except that the eight (8) semester credit hours in Calculus or post-Calculus math are not required. Students currently in the MEM program may enroll in this certificate with administrative approval from the MEM Program Director and the OHIO Graduate College.

For direct admission to this certificate, prospective students may be admitted under any of the following three criteria:

Criterion A:

1. Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences

2. GPA 3.0 or higher (GPA 2.75 acceptable with GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher)

Criterion B:

1. Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in business or technology

2. GPA 3.0 or higher

3. GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher

Criterion C:

1. Bachelor of Science degree in an accredited program from a field not listed above

2. GPA 3.0 or higher

3. GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher

4. Four or more years of technical work experience

The application requires two letters of recommendation, one preferably from the applicant’s current supervisor and another from an individual who has supervised, mentored or taught the applicant, or is otherwise familiar with the applicant’s academic ability and/or work experience.

Students admitted directly to this certificate, and who have not been admitted to the MEM degree, hold a non-degree-seeking status. This status may limit the student’s eligibility for certain types of financial aid.

Note 1: Engineering Management Body of Knowledge, Hiral Shah, Ed., American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM), 4th Ed, 2015.

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