Program Overview

The University of Washington Seattle Campus offers a Certificate in Engineering Leadership. This certificate program is well suited for individuals who wish to become experts in management the engineering environment. Graduates will gain knowledge in communication, management, decision-making skills, and much more. This specialized knowledge is essential for individuals who wish to become leaders in the engineering industry. Individuals will gain the ability to lead engineering projects in the business environment and understand basic language used in the business field. The Certificate in Engineering Leadership is highly beneficial for professionals who are currently working in the field and those who are interested in entering this field with a high quality education.

The Certificate in Engineering Leadership Program gives students the opportunity to explore various engineering leadership related topics. This program consists of four courses that may potentially be completed in one semester. Courses that are required in this curriculum include Project Performance, Navigating the Business Environment, Technical Leadership, and Decision Analysis in Engineering. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and increase their specialized knowledge.

All courses for this program are available online. The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this certificate program.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    In 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The University is comprised of three campuses: the Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral-level candidates; the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, each developing a distinctive identity and undergoing rapid growth, offer diverse programs to undergraduates and to graduate students. The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. 

    The University of Washington offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Built Environments
    • Foster School of Business
    • School of Dentistry
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of the Environment
    • The Graduate School
    • The Information School 
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy
    • Evans School of Public Affairs
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Social Work

    To accommodate the busy lifestyles of students that are unable to attend UW in the traditional campus environment, a variety of courses, graduate degree programs an certificate programs are available entirely online, and also through a combination of classroom and online instruction.


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