Engineering Management (Certificate)


Engineering Management, Cert


Designed to position students as effective engineering managers, the Engineering Management graduate certificate program at Nebraska combines expert faculty, purposeful curriculum and a broad range of perspectives in the engineering field.


Curriculum in this program provides current and future engineering managers with enhanced skills in forming and managing productive teams, executing goal-oriented strategies, and influencing the relevance of your organization in today’s competitive global market.

Alongside students who are also experienced professionals, certificate students learn to make strategic decisions with the fundamental knowledge needed to lead engineers and technical professionals.

Individuals who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management may use the credit hours earned toward completion of the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program if they apply and are admitted to the MEM program.

Engineering Management employs a flat tuition rate for residents and non-residents. See MEM Tuition/Fees for more information.

Required Courses
Number Title Credits
EMGT 805 Teamwork for Organizational Commitment and Collaboration 3
EMGT 806 Decision and Risk Analysis 3
Elective Courses (6 cr needed)
EMGT 807 Project Management 3
EMGT 808 Engineering Leadership 3
EMGT 811 Legal Considerations for Engineering Managers 3
EMGT 819 Applied Management Science for Engineering and Operations 3
EMGT 820 Quantitative Analysis for Engineering Management Decisions 3
EMGT 891 Special Topics in Engineering Management 1-3
EMGT 901 Total Quality Management Using Six Sigma Techniques 3
EMGT 905 Strategic Management and Planning 3

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • GRE (optional)
  • Resume/CV: Your resume should specifically indicate the following: Total number of years and months of engineering work experience; work experience in engineering field after earning undergraduate degree, listing all companies, years/months worked, and positions; number of years of engineering co-op/intern experience, listing all companies, years/months worked, and positions.
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation: Preference is for all recommenders to be professional (work supervisors and managers). However, your application will be considered if one of the three is academic (faculty).

Admission Deadlines

Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year on an ongoing basis for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Once admitted, students may enroll in the next available 8-week mini-session.

NOTE: When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Program Director

Jena Asgarpoor

Support Staff

Kayla Person

Tuition & Fees

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