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. Eight to nine AEM credits apply to the 30-credit Engineering Management Master’s degree with grades of B or higher and completion within 5 years of starting the Master’s degree. Details will be discussed with the program’s Graduate Advisor.
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.
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.
- EPD 710 Foundations of Engineering Leadership
- EPD 610 Engineering Analysis for Decision-Making
- EPD 611 Engineering Economics and Management
Choose one of these four courses:
Admission requirements for the Capstone Certificate in Applied Engineering Management are
- B.S. degree in engineering from an ABET-approved program.*
- Minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (approximately two years of work). Applicants from an international institution must have a strong academic performance comparable to a 2.75 for an undergraduate degree. All GPAs are based on a 4.0 scale.
- GRE: Not required but may be considered if available.
- Applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English must provide an English proficiency test score and meet the Graduate School minimum requirements (https://grad.wisc.edu/apply/requirements/#english-proficiency).
*Interested applicants with B.S. degrees in related fields should contact the Graduate Academic Advisor for more specific admission information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted for admission to all three terms (fall, spring, summer).
Applications are reviewed in the order received until the May 1 deadline for summer admissions, July 1 deadline for fall admissions, and November 1 for spring admissions. Admission is competitive and selective. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit application materials prior to the deadline.
$1,300 per credit, payable at the beginning of each semester. Students are billed for courses in which they are enrolled each term.
- 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.
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