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Manufacturing Systems Graduate Certificate

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Why this certificate?

The Manufacturing Systems graduate certificate is for students looking to acquire more knowledge in manufacturing. Students completing this certificate will explore the design, analysis, and operation of manufacturing systems as a combination of humans, machinery, equipment, tooling, controls, building, transportation, etc., that are bound by a common material and information flow through application-based courses in state-of-the-art labs and classroom environments. All academic credit earned from the certificate may be applied toward a master's degree. 

You are eligible to apply if...

  • 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. 

  • There is no GRE requirement.

To complete the program you must...

Required courses:

  • INSY 6330 Six Sigma (3 hours)
  • INSY 6800 Lean Systems (3 hours)

Complete any two of the following:

  • INSY 6240 Production and Inventory Control Systems (3 hours)
  • INSY 6450 Simulation-based Planning and Scheduling (3 hours)
  • INSY 6830 Vehicle Technology and Trends (3 hours)
  • INSY 6840 Control of the Manufacturing Floor and Processes (3 hours)
  • INSY 6850 Electronics Manufacturing Systems (3 hours)
  • INSY 6860 Innovations in Manufacturing Systems (3 hours)
  • INSY 7400 Applied Discrete-event Simulation Modeling (3 hours)
  • INSY 7940 Industrial and Systems Engineering Problems (1-5 hours)
  • INSY 7970 Industrial and Systems Engineering Special Topics (1-5 hours)
  • INSY 8970 Industrial and Systems Engineering Special Topics (1-5 hours)

*Special Topics/Problems courses require department approval and only will count as credit towards the certificate based on the topic of the course. Students cannot take 5xxx and the corresponding 6xxx course and receive credit for both.

*Gradute students who complete INSY 6800 and INSY 6330 with a B average receive the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

*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 with a course section beginning in "D" (e.g., INSY7970 Dxx). The course section will change from term to term. 

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.

  • 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. Once you complete this certificate, you are only 6 courses away from obtaining a Master of Engineering Management – Manufacturing Option or 6 courses plus a one-hour graduate seminar course from completing a Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Applying for the Manufacturing Systems Graduate Certificate