Jan 20, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22

Engineering Analytics Certificate


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Engineering Analytics Certificate - CTISEG

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
270 Stocker Center
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
740.593.1539
ise@ohio.edu

Delivery Mode: Online

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking student or non-degree status 

Certificate Overview

This certificate program prepares dedicated leaders and skilled managers to make better engineering and related business decisions using enterprise data and statistical analysis. Depending on the starting semester chosen, a student can usually complete this certificate in three semesters.

The certificate includes two “breadth” courses and two “depth” courses. The Statistics for Engineering Management course provides a broad understanding of sampling, hypothesis testing and linear regression to model large populations. Similarly, the Information Systems Engineering course surveys the types and uses of data and information systems and introduces students to the various means of interacting with them effectively.

The Database Information Systems course equips students to create, fill, manage, check, lock, and query a relational database, focusing on the use of Structured Query Language (SQL). Finally, in the Data Acquisition and Predictive Analytics course, students apply various data preparation methods to verify, cleanse, and visualize data sets. They then use statistical inference, machine learning, database queries, and linear and integer programming techniques to inform decisions in the engineering management context.

Depending on the starting semester selected, the student can complete the certificate in 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 possibly contain a gap of one semester.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this certificate can perform the following:

  • Describe the uses of information systems in engineering systems.
  • Gather, format, clean, and validate enterprise data.
  • Structure and query simple databases.
  • Perform predictive data analytics in an engineering context using statistical methods, optimization algorithms, and machine learning tools

Opportunities upon Completion

The discipline of Engineering Management increasingly relies on competent use of enterprise information. Success in managing engineering and technology at the enterprise level requires these four skills, and a significant percentage of students who complete this certificate’s parent Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree are hired or promoted into jobs specifically requiring these skills.

Such opportunities exist in a wide variety of settings, including industry, government, and military—wherever enterprise data can reveal threats and opportunities that cannot be recognized any other way. All manner of engineering and technical enterprises can benefit from this approach. This certificate can prepare the next generation of engineering managers to be at the forefront of integrating expertise in engineering analytics into the discipline and practice of engineering management. Those who complete this certificate will also be better positioned to transition from technical work to positions requiring more knowledge and expertise in managerial tasks.

Certificate Relationship to Parent Degree Program:

The parent program of this graduate specialized stackable certificate is the  Engineering Management master’s degree with program code ME7266.

A student who wants to enroll in this certificate does not need to enroll in or complete the MEM degree. However, completing this certificate does fulfill two required courses and two elective courses in the 10-course 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.

Complementary certificates:

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/engineering/ise/academics/graduate-programs/analytics-certificate

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements to this certificate are the same as those for the MEM degree program. Accordingly, 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 (and to the MEM degree), prospective students may be admitted under one 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. At least 8 semester credits of mathematics at the calculus level or higher
  4. 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. At least 8 semester credits of mathematics at the calculus level or higher
  4. GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher
  5. 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.

International Students

This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

Completion Requirements

Complete the three designated courses totaling 13 semester credit hours in addition to the following requirements:

  • This certificate must be completed within three (3) years.
  • 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. An applicant on academic probation in any Ohio University graduate program may apply with permission from the MEM Program Director.
  • Depending on the starting semester selected, the student can usually complete the certificate in two to four 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.
  • There is no capstone course in this certificate, but smaller projects and assignments are used to give students the opportunity to apply and integrate what they learn.

Required Courses


Complete following courses, for a total of 13 credit hours:

Culminating Experience


There is no single culminating experience in this certificate. However, each of the four courses includes a series of project elements leading to a final project where elements are integrated and evaluated. In the two “depth” courses, students select the project topic from their own environment, usually in their workplaces. In the Database Information Systems course, students solve a realistic problem in their business or organization by creating and describing a database with multiple tables and users. Likewise, in the Data Acquisition and Predictive Analytics course, students choose a familiar system and describe how data being transformed into information can result in a gain in knowledge that leads to wise decision making. In two of the courses, final exams provide an additional opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge and skills learned during the semester.

Other Requirements


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

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.

 

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