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Graduate Certificate Program in Engineering Innovation

Enhance your technical, entrepreneurial and project management expertise with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Innovation.

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Gain Leadership and Project Management Skills with a Certificate in Engineering Innovation

Delivered 100% online, this four-course certificate program will build your knowledge on how to lead innovative and entrepreneurial projects from inception to commercialization. You will develop new skills and expertise in ideation, market assessment, project management and technical and human resource management. Upon completion, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the steps needed to approach innovative and entrepreneurial engineering projects that drive organizational revenue.

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One of the Most Affordable Tuitions in the Nation

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No GMAT/GRE Required

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Key Takeaways

  • Deepen your understanding of a project's technical merits and build market assessment and project management competencies.
  • Examine statistical Design of Experiments concepts and learn how they can be applied to the design and manufacturing of new technology projects.
  • Understand how to apply market research techniques to inform strategic decision-making and investment in new products or services.
  • Enhance decision-making and leadership skills to achieve an individual and organizational competitive advantage in environments where technology management, business operations and strategies for contract compliance are critical.
  • Master analytical and operational processes that ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget.

One Success Leads to Another

Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:

Curriculum Outline

- Total Course Required: 4 (12 Credits)

Required Courses (4 Courses / 12 Credits)

Course Descriptions

ENTR.6600 Entrepreneurial Teams (3cr)

The course will emphasize the importance of the entrepreneurial leadership, team characteristics, composition, and dynamics. Students will learn to understand and appreciate their own individual and collective contribution to the success of any entrepreneurial effort. Working together in teams, students will have opportunities to identify innovative and proactive solutions to various problems while learning to manage risk effectively.

MECH.5750 Industrial Design of Experiment (3cr)

Concepts of Robust Design and statistical Design Of Experiments (DOE) as applied to the design and manufacturing of new high technology products. Classical and current methodologies of DOE including Full Factorial, Fractional Factorial, Taguchi, Central Composite and Yates Algorithms. The course will also provide for different methods for experimental design and analysis, including average and variability analysis. Commercial software packages and case studies using industrial experiments will be used to illustrate the material.

Requirements:

CSCE Graduate Restrictions

MECH.5760 Engineering Project Management (3cr)

Skills are developed enabling engineers to be effective decision makers and technical leaders in an environment where technology management, business operations and strategies for contract compliance are critical to achieving competitive advantage. Elements of the Project Planning and Control System are presented along with analytical methods important for maintaining Projects on schedule and within budget.

MKTG.6300 Market Research (3cr)

In this course students will learn and apply various marketing research techniques that will enable them to make soundly based decisions about new products or services in either an existing firm or new venture. Some of the topics covered include: assessing customer needs, estimating market demand, deciding the features of a proposed product/service and the price that would be most attractive in its target market. The course will provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts, and understanding of the statistical methodology behind market research techniques and practical application of these techniques through cases and projects.

Requirements:

MBA, FoundCore or MSITE or MSA

Graduate Certificate Requirements

Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs through UMass Lowell must complete all courses indicated in the curriculum outline. Students may complete the certificate program at their own pace by registering for and successfully completing one or more courses each semester, depending upon his/her personal time constraints. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.000 with no more than one course grade below B to receive the certificate.

Online courses meet throughout the year during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters (see Calendar for details). Online students generally log into their online course website one or more times per week to retrieve lectures and assignments or to participate in a chat session. Online students should expect to spend 6 to 10 hours per week engaged in course-related activities for each course. For more information on online courses, visit our online program home page .

Completing a Graduate Certificate Program

Graduate certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.000 grade point average and no more than one course with a grade below B. Once all courses for a graduate certificate have been completed, students must complete and submit the Graduate Certificate Clearance Form. Students must submit their clearance form to their coordinator. The coordinator will apply them in SIS, Graduation Tracking.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.

Summer 2024 Tuition

Cost Per Credit Cost Per 3-Credit Course*

Graduate

Online $600 $1,800
Online Business1 $655 $1,965
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*Tuition is priced on the listed credit hour unless the contact hour is different. Tuition is then based upon the listed contact hour.
1Applies to ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST and POMS courses.

Additional Costs

Term Registration Fee $30
Returned Check Fee $30
Graduate Engineering and Business Degrees and Certificate Applications $75

Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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For Graduate Certificate Programs, Please Submit:

  • An application
  • An application fee*
  • An official transcript indicating a completed bachelor's degree. If your bachelor's degree is from outside the United States, you may be required to take the TOEFL examination.
  • No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs

F1 student visas are not issued for this program. Applications can be completed and submitted at any time during the year. Your application will be processed as soon as all admission materials have been received. You may apply to more than one certificate program but can only take 12 credits maximum before enrolling in an advanced degree. Learn more about specific application requirements for your program of interest.

*There is a $75 application fee to apply to this graduate program.

Count Your Graduate Certificate Toward a Master's Degree

Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree.

Graduate Program Admissions Requirements

Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before formally applying to the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

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Graduate Application Questions

Please check your application status emails. Still have questions? Contact Graduate Admissions at Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu or 800-656-4723. International students: Please call 978-934-2390.

For General Assistance:

For general questions about registering for courses or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program, call 800-480-3190. Our admissions and advising teams are here to help!