Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management

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Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management Overview

Discover how to expertly manage and lead engineering projects from the initial phase through closing. Our online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management prepares you to execute projects efficiently and cost-effectively while minimizing errors and producing consistent, predictable results. You’ll explore the advanced tools, techniques, and skill sets required in project management, including advanced risk analysis and management techniques, Lean Six Sigma, advanced engineering economics, and project planning and control.

This is an affordable, flexible 12-credit graduate certificate program that you can finish at your own pace while giving your professional and personal responsibilities full attention. Program courses are delivered 100% online, enabling you to access coursework from practically anywhere in the world. All credits you earn will count toward your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Project management is a high-growth field, with PMI forecasting more than 200,000 new project management-related jobs each year through 2027 in the United States alone. Position yourself for new employment opportunities, advancement, and career-enhancing professional certification with our online graduate certificate program.

Career Potential for Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management Holders

The expertise you build in our online program can prepare you for success in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
Engineering Project Management Required Courses

Choose any four courses below for a total of 12 credit hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ENPM 6301 - Essentials of Engineering Project Management
8 weeks
3
Essentials of Engineering Project Management provides an introduction to engineering project management, including: distinguishing features of engineering projects; role of a technical project manager; introduction to MS Project; essential knowledge areas; and agile approaches for engineering projects.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2022 Summer B 2023 Summer B 2024
ENPM 6302 - Advanced Engineering Economics
8 weeks
3
Advanced Engineering Economics covers topics including: need for economic basis for decisions related to engineering projects; time value of money; present worth analysis; annual worth analysis; rate of return analysis; life cycle costing; lease vs. buy decisions; project risk and uncertainty; simulation methods; capital budgeting decisions; and economic analysis in the public sector in the context of engineering projects.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2022 Summer B 2023 Summer B 2024
ENPM 6303 - Engineering Projects Planning and Control
8 weeks
3
Engineering Projects Planning and Control aims to develop advanced skills for planning, monitoring, and controlling of engineering projects; project management planning; planning in the context of time, stakeholders, and procurement management; improving overall project management tracking; improving estimation of project costs, resources, and time; completing multiple project tasks on time; tracking and reporting the status of the project and deliverables for early problem identification and resolution; creating various types of dependencies among the project tasks and tracking using software.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2022 Summer B 2023 Summer B 2024
ENPM 6304 - Quality and Risk Management in Engineering Projects
8 weeks
3
Quality and Risk Management in Engineering Projects delves into the following subjects: quality concept, quality planning, quality assurance tools, quality control concepts and tools, case studies; project risk identification, planning, preparation, and response; qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques required for engineering project management; and application of the quality and risk management in engineering projects.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2022 Summer A 2023 Summer A 2024
ENPM 6305 - Lean Six Sigma
8 weeks
3
Lean Six Sigma offers theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in problem-solving processes/tools. After completing this course, students will be competent to appear for Lean Six Sigma green belt certification. The course includes, but is not limited to, a Lean Six Sigma overview with DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, Pareto charts, 5S, SIPOC, and design of experiments. An advanced DMAIC concept is also introduced briefly from the black belt certification. Knowledge about probability and statistics is a prerequisite to enroll in this class.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2022 Summer A 2023 Summer A 2024
ENPM 6306 - Probability Risk Assessment (PRA) of ENP
8 weeks
3
Probability Risk Assessment (PRA) of ENP aims to do PRA analysis of engineering projects, Bayesian methods in engineering; reliability and risk assessment of complex projects using event-tree and fault-tree analysis, uncertainty propagation and prediction; planning, identification and mitigation of risks; break-even analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and sensitivity analysis, and contingency management.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2022 Summer A 2023 Summer A 2024

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission must have previously completed an undergraduate degree. If you’re in the final year of an undergraduate program, you can enroll in individual courses, but you will be granted a certificate only after graduating from your parent institution.

Regular Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or business from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Official transcripts

Conditional Admission Requirements

A student with a GPA below 3.0 but not lower than 2.75 in the last 60 semester credit hours of upper-level coursework will be considered for admission based on the student’s application.

Official Transcripts

Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and can be mailed to:

UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu.

Application Fee

The application fee is $40.

If you have any questions regarding the admission requirements, please email studentinquiries@online.utpb.edu.

 

Dean and Professor
College of Engineering
nnanna_g@utpb.edu

Dr. George Nnanna is the dean of and a professor at the College of Engineering, The University of Texas Permian Basin. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. He is a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is also the Texas Water and Energy Institute founder, which provides multidisciplinary and multi-institutional approaches to complex issues dealing with produced water, wastewater, and drinking water.

Project Management Professional (PMP)
beg_o@utpb.edu

Dr. Omar Ali Beg is an assistant professor at the College of Engineering. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2017. He holds Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)® from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Previously, Dr. Beg was with The University of Texas at Arlington as an assistant professor of research, working on projects funded by the Office of Naval Research. He has extensive experience in managing high-tech defense-related projects. His research interests include formal verification of power electronics and resilient microgrids against cyberattacks.

Researcher
yurukcu_m@utpb.edu

Dr. Mesut Yurukcu is a researcher at the College of Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Prior to that, Dr. Yurukcu completed his master’s degree in business administration and project management from DeVry University at Houston. His outstanding capstone project became DeVry University’s first submission for the national award in a competition involving master’s-level disciplines nationwide. Dr. Yurukcu was the founder and co-founder of several advanced technology companies during the last 20 years. He is the author of 25 journal papers, conference proceedings, and six book chapters.

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
koneru_a@utpb.edu

Dr. Anveeksh Koneru is an assistant professor at the College of Engineering. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University. His research focus is computational materials science, and his teaching interests include advanced engineering economics. His research is aimed at converting waste heat energy to electricity, thereby improving the overall thermal efficiency of devices. Dr. Koneru developed a unique model to incorporate the combined contribution due to both charge and spin of an electron in heat energy conversion applications.

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
uddin_m@utpb.edu

Dr. Md Salah Uddin is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD in mechanical and energy engineering from the University of North Texas in 2016 and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2011. He is working on engineering and research projects related to computational materials science, multiscale modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, drug delivery design, sustainable energy, computer-integrated manufacturing (computer numerical control-CNC and 3D printing), mechanical design, and mechanics of cellular solids.

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
saharan_l@utpb.edu

Dr. Lokesh Saharan is an assistant professor at the College of Engineering. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas. His teaching interests include total quality management and risk management for engineering projects. He is also working on engineering and research projects related to smart material, robotics, biomechanics, and additive manufacturing.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Nuclear Track
College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
aryal_h@utpb.edu

Dr. Harishchandra Aryal earned a BS in nuclear engineering with a minor in physics with high honors, a double master’s in mechanical and nuclear engineering, and a PhD in nuclear engineering from Idaho State University. He has expertise in modeling and simulating different reactor systems and has worked with a neutron radiography reactor at the Advanced Test Reactor complex and Aerojet-General Nucleonics. He works on engineering and research projects related to detector designs, reactivity measurements, green energy conversion, medical imaging using filtered back projection, and probability risk assessment (PRA). Dr. Aryal is a recipient of the Rising STARs grant from the UT system and serves in the Engineering Minority Student Engagement Project (EM-STEP) grant program.

We’re pleased to offer program admission on a rolling basis.

Rolling admission refers to our process of accepting and evaluating applications as we receive them and moving any applications that miss the deadline to the next semester. However, if you want to enroll in courses for a specific semester, you will need to make note of the application deadlines found below. If you don’t complete your application and submit the required materials by the deadline, your application will be rolled over to the next semester. 

LengthCourses BeginCourses EndApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration OpensRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineLast Day to Withdraw
Summer A5/9/226/24/224/25/225/2/224/1/225/11/225/6/226/10/22
Summer B6/27/228/11/226/13/226/20/224/1/226/29/226/24/227/29/22
LengthCourses BeginCourses EndApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration OpensRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineLast Day to Withdraw
Summer A5/8/236/23/234/24/235/1/234/1/235/10/235/5/236/2/23
Summer B6/26/238/10/236/12/236/19/234/1/236/28/236/23/237/21/23
LengthCourses BeginCourses EndApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration OpensRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineLast Day to Withdraw
Summer A5/13/24Date Not Available4/29/245/6/244/1/245/15/245/10/24Date Not Available
Summer B7/1/24Date Not Available6/17/246/24/244/1/247/3/246/28/24Date Not Available
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