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Applied Engineering Management

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s online Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management prepares professional engineers to successfully lead technical and project teams.

Incorporating fundamental applied management skills such as leadership, data-driven decision-making and economic analysis for managers, this certificate can be a standalone credential or a stepping stone to the Master’s of Engineering in Engineering Management, which is also offered in an online format.

As a student in the Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management program, you’ll explore foundational management and leadership skills, learn to evaluate the nuances of financial decision-making and apply data analysis and technical tools to engineering applications — all designed to give you the practical skills and in-demand expertise to advance professionally or work toward a graduate degree.

In addition to core online coursework in engineering leadership, economics and decision-making, you’ll select an elective course to grow your skillset in one of three areas: project management, communications or ethics, allowing you to tailor your certificate to your professional goals.

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Top-Notch Education, Completely Online
The format of the Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management is completely online, making it easy for you to learn without affecting your full-time job.

The nine-credit Capstone was designed for completion in three consecutive terms of three credits per term.

Required Courses

Choose one of these four courses:

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Master of Engineering: Engineering Management (MEM) program are listed below.
Exceptions to standard admission requirements are considered by the admissions committee on an individual basis.

  • A bachelor of science (BS) degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the equivalent.*
  • A minimum of two years’ post baccalaureate engineering experience. Engineering co-op or intern experience may be applied to the experience requirement.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (approximately two years of work) or a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. Applicants from an international institution must have a strong academic performance comparable to a 3.00 for an undergraduate or master’s degree. All GPAs are based on a 4.00 scale. We use your institution’s grading scale; do not convert your grades to a 4.00 scale.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 580 on the written version, 243 on the computer version, or 92 on the internet version.
  • International applicants must have a degree comparable to an approved U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • GRE is not required. Applicants who have taken the test are encouraged to submit their scores.

*Equivalency to an ABET accredited program: Applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited program may also qualify for admission to the program. Such applicants must have a BS in science, technology, or a related field with sufficient coursework and professional experience to demonstrate proficiency in engineering practice OR at least 16 credits of math and science coursework. Registration as a professional engineer by examination, if achieved, should be documented to support your application.

All applicants are advised to determine whether this program meets requirements for licensure in the state where they live. See the National Society of Professional Engineers website for contact information for state licensing boards.

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Tuition Costs

$1,300 per credit, payable at the beginning of each semester. Students are billed for courses in which they are enrolled each term.

Tuition includes:

  • Technology costs for internet course delivery
  • Live web-conferencing
  • Toll-free telephone line for the audio portion of conference calls
  • Library use
  • Use of the web-conferencing software for group project work, for program courses

No additional fees exist, such as distance learning fees or segregated fees.

*This total does not include textbooks or course software. Software required for courses is typically available in educational versions at substantial discounts.

Upcoming Information Sessions

View our recorded Information Sessions. More live sessions will be scheduled in the Fall.

Heather Smith
Program Director

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Daryl Harrison
Graduate Academic Advisor

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