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Engineering Management (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management is designed for graduate engineers and scientists aspiring to advance into management careers within technological organizations.  All course work for this degree is offered online.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Systems & Industrial Engineering -

The Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) Department at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering.  Since then, the SIE Department has achieved international prestige for its contributions to the inter-disciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology, and information.  With the introduction of a modern industrial engineering curriculum in 1972 and a reliability and quality engineering degree in 1987, the department offers a truly diverse and successful graduate program.  Career opportunities for graduates of the Systems and Industrial Engineering programs are outstanding.  Over the years, graduates from these programs have found employment in the nation's leading corporations, research institutes, and universities.

College of Engineering  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Cindy T Nguyen
Graduate Program Coordinator
Cindy T Nguyen
Director of Graduate Studies
Vignesh Subbian
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Guadalupe Estrella
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the UA. Students who do not have a degree equivalent to the UA Bachelor of Science degree in Systems & Industrial Engineering may be admitted

into the graduate certificate program, but may be required to complete some undergraduate deficiency courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses.

You must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in your undergraduate degree or your last 60 units of your undergraduate degree. 

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, Statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation.  TOEFL is required for all international applicants who do not have a US degree.

Standardized Tests

The GRE is not required for our graduate certificate program.


Financial Aid

We do not offer financial aid to our students in the graduate certificate program.

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall:  April 1
  • Spring: June 15
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Program Curriculum:

A total of 12 credits are required

Required courses (9 credits):

SIE 567 Financial Modeling for Innovation

SIE 557 Project Management

SIE 522 Decision Making for Managers


The remaining 3 credits may be selected from one of the following courses:

SIE 506 Quality Engineering

SIE 515 Technical Sales & Marketing

SIE 531 Simulation Modeling and Analysis

SIE 540 Survey of Optimization Methods


Note: All the courses mentioned above will be available via distance learning (Section 910)

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 17 Jul 2017