Engineering Management Foundations - Online and Distance Education

Engineering Management Foundations

Graduate Certificates | Engineering Management Foundations

Engineering Management Foundations

Entrance Exam: Not Required

The online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management Foundations (EMF) explores critical analytical, science and engineering talents while introducing essential management skills. This certificate provides the skills necessary to manage successful engineering teams in today’s complex technical environments.

Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Students

NDS students seeking spring enrollment in an Engineering online program and/or course, please submit your NDS application no later than Wednesday, January 4, 2023 to ensure your application materials are received on time.  Submitting your application after January 4, may result in not being admitted or enrolled in classes for the Spring 2023 semester.


Applicants should have a STEM or other relevant bachelor’s degree. Application to the program requires an online application form, transcripts of all academic work after high school, and a written personal statement. GRE scores are not required for admission.  

Academic success might have a strong bearing on admission to a degree program but completion of a certificate program in no way guarantees entry into a graduate degree program, which is done through a separate application process. Students interested in further graduate study should consult the DGCP and the DGP of their intended degree program on degree admission requirements.

Plan of Study

The certificate requires that you take 12 credit hours of engineering management graduate courses. The curriculum addresses the following topic areas for engineering management:

  • Quantitative literacy / Student choice 
  • Leadership and communication 
  • Project management and coordination 
  • Financial Competency

Career Prospects

In addition to the expected foundation of science, math, physics and mechanics, engineering managers are expected to be versed in finance, business management, accounting and statistics. They must understand how related fields of engineering intersect, and how to manage people, budgets and resources.

The online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management Foundations provides the skills and knowledge needed to begin the road to advancement of your engineering career. Learn the basics of project management, from people skills to financial aspects of managing in the field of engineering. Graduates of this advanced certificate exit the program possessing the skills and understanding necessary to advance their careers as an engineering manager.

Additional Resources

For detailed information regarding engineering online programs and how to apply and enroll, please visit the Engineering Online website.