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Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership program from the University of Washington is designed for engineers who are new to a leadership role or wish to improve their leadership skills. Students gain increased confidence in leading diverse teams, mentoring employees, making data-driven decisions, and guiding complex projects to completion as they learn:

  • Ways to align technical projects with business strategy and how to scope projects from concept to final approval
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for decision making, including decision trees, Monte Carlo simulation, and other decision analysis tools
  • How to leverage technology, manage risk, and communicate project objectives and progress to senior management
  • Approaches for handling cultural and generational diversity and team dynamics
  • Project management strategies, tools, and best practices

Requirements

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering or a related technical field
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the last two years of relevant coursework
  • Professional experience in an engineering-related field
  • A typed letter of application (250-word maximum) describing relevant work and volunteer experience as well as transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume listing education and applicable experience
  • Unofficial college transcript(s)

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities