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Industrial and Systems EngineeringGraduate Certificate

Industrial and Systems Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE), offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the Charlton College of Business, offers engineers the opportunity to advance their careers through knowledge and skills. The certificate is appropriate for practicing engineers in a variety disciplines.

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A graduate certificate offers the working professional the opportunity to pursue a coherent program of advanced study at the graduate level. You will refine your management skills to support your organization's business objectives—and gain experience in critical areas such as optimization, modeling, and quality assurance.

Prospective students can take up to 2 courses for the certificate before completing their official acceptance to the certificate program, with permission of the instructor.

The certificate requires 15 credits of graduate course work. You may complete multiple certificates, provided your application has been approved, and you satisfy the requirements of each program.

Students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculation into the ISE MS program. If you later decide to pursue the ISE MS degree, some or all certificate courses may count towards the ISE (if the final grade is B or better)

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Applicants follow the general procedures for graduate degree acceptance into the master's degree program, but in an abbreviated form.

Apply and submit all required application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Required materials

  • Statement of purpose: minimum 300 words
  • Official transcripts: from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential is earned or not)
  • Resume


Wenzhen Huang

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 116C