Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management

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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. 

LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Spring B3/6/233/13/233/17/233/20/235/12/23
SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Summer A5/1/235/8/235/12/235/15/236/30/23
Summer B6/19/236/26/236/30/237/3/238/17/23
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