Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership
University of Washington

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


  • 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)

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities