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Certificate in Engineering Management

The Engineering Management certificate from Drexel University is a valuable professional credential for engineers and scientists who want in-depth exposure to skills and knowledge needed for management roles without having to commit to the entire program.

Quick Facts

Part-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: April, September
Tuition Fee: $32,000 per year
Location: Online

The Engineering Management certificate from Drexel University continues Drexel’s tradition of leadership and excellence in educating engineers for successful careers. Its curriculum is taken from the MS in Engineering Management program, established in 1960 at the request of several Delaware Valley corporations. Graduates of the program have advanced within their present organizations, while others have accepted responsibilities with new employers or gone on to found their own businesses.

Key Facts:

  • A solid introduction to Engineering Management through courses in management, finance and economics
  • Taught by Drexel’s distinguished College of Engineering faculty who are also successful professionals in the field
  • A highly interactive, online learning method designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for working professionals
  • Courses can be applied towards earning a full MS in Engineering Management
  • Can be completed entirely online in less than a year

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Courses included

  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Management Communications
  • Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Advanced Engineering Management
  • Advanced Financial Management for Engineers

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