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Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology

EMST Certificates

The Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology offers five graduate certificates that recognize academic accomplishments in related graduate courses focusing on specific aspects of engineering management and systems engineering.

These certificates can be free-standing or awarded concurrently with a graduate degree. All courses earn graduate credit and can be applied to a master's degree in engineering management or systems engineering.

Please visit our University catalog for complete certificate information.

Admission Requirements

Current UD graduate students in the School of Engineering may simply declare a certificate by informing the director of graduate programs at the EMST department.

All new students must apply for admission into either the specific certificate program or associated degree program. Please visit our graduate student online application portal.

Current Certificates

This certificate is designed for individuals currently in or pursuing technical leadership positions involving financial decision making, the management of technical personnel and projects, as well as problem solving and continuous improvement in production systems. This certificate is comprised of the following three courses:

  • ENM 530 Engineering Economy
  • ENM 540 Lean Production Systems
  • ENM 582 Engineering Organizational Development

The Modeling & Simulation certificate is comprised of three courses which will prepare students to formulate and solve mathematical and simulation models in decision making environments. This course is comprised of the following three courses:

  • MSC 521 Introduction to Operations Research
  • MSC 572 Systems Simulation or ENM 576 Simulation Modeling for Engineering Managers
  •  Choose one modeling elective: ENM 565, MSC 523, MSC 541, MSC 542, MSC 544, MSC 555, MSC 571, or MSC 595

Six Sigma is a data-driven approach and methodology for process improvement, and Operational Excellence embraces principles and tools to create and maintain substantial organizational improvements. This graduate-level certificate emphasizes essential concepts, practices, and methods for quality improvement, lean management, and effective teamwork. In depth coursework in the areas of quality assurance and design and analysis of experiments provide students a rigorous, analytical basis for implementing Lean Six Sigma and Organizational Excellence in practice. The certificate is comprised of the following three courses:

  • ENM 564 Lean Six Sigma for Engineers
  • ENM 560 Quality Assurance
  • ENM 561 Design and Analysis of Experiments

*ENM 500 Probability & Statistics for engineers (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for all courses in the Six Sigma and Operational Excellence Certificate.

The Systems Architecture and Analytics certificate courses serve as the foundation for the design, development, and analysis of complex programs, processes, or products. The certificate is comprised of the following three courses:

  • MSC 550 Requirements Engineering and Analysis
  • MSC 551 Systems Architecture and Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • MSC 571 Data Analytics for Systems Engineers

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to design and managing the lifecycle of complex systems. The management of such systems must ensure the integration of all aspects of the system, which requires knowledge of project management and the ability to make decisions under uncertainty. In addition, managers require a structured approach for defining customer needs and project functionality, documenting requirements, and then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the system as a whole. The certificate is comprised of the following three courses:

  • ENM 505 Management and Engineering Systems
  • ENM 534 Decision Analysis
  • ENM 539 Project Management


Engineering Management, Systems and Technology, Susan Scachitti, Department Chair

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