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Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Graduate Certificate

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Credit Hours

$949 Per Credit Hour

10 to 15

Week Terms

Mid August
Early January
Late May



  • Complete five (minimum of 15 credit hours) graduate (6000 and above) level courses which may include:
    • INSY 6010(6) Safety Engineering I  3 hours
    • INSY 7020(6) Safety Engineering II  3 hours
    • INSY 7050(6) Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Hazards  3 hours
    • INSY 7060(6) Ergonomics I  3 hours
    • INSY 7070(6) Ergonomics II  3 hours
    • INSY 7080(6) Human Factors Engineering  3 hours
    • INSY 7940(6) Industrial and Systems Engineering Problems  1-5 hours
    • INSY 7970(6) Industrial and Systems Engineering Special Topics  1-5 hours
    • INSY 8010 Advanced Safety Engineering  3 hours
    • INSY 8060(6) Advanced Ergonomics  3 hours
  • Complete each course with a grade of C or better, and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

 *View a complete ISE course list and course descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up; those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing ending in “6.” (e.g., 6050/6506).”

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Why this certificate?

This graduate certificate, offered through the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is available to both degree and non-degree-seeking students who are interested in continuing their education by seeking advanced knowledge in occupational safety and ergonomics without committing to a master's degree program. Students who complete the certificate will have a strong foundation in topics such as safety engineering, risk quantification, ergonomics, human factors engineering and occupational biomechanics. 

Who is eligible?

  • Those who hold a bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent from an institute of recognized standing (exceptions may be approved if the student has the background needed to succeed in the graduate engineering courses) are eligible. We have had a number of individuals with exercise science/physiology/kinesiology/nursing preparation successfully complete this certificate.
  • There is no GRE requirement.

What can you expect?

  • You will experience the identical classroom activities that our on-campus students realize.
  • You will be taught by a nationally recognized faculty who are all experienced, terminally degreed, and professionally certified/registered within their specific discipline.
  • You will develop increased specialized knowledge within occupational safety and ergonomics, which you will be able to immediately apply to your job.
  • If you choose to pursue a master's degree, all academic credit earned from the certificate (with appropriate grades) may be applied toward a graduate degree.

How do I apply?