It takes more than a title to be a leader — it also takes the right skills. Ohio University’s online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership can help you develop those skills. Multiply your leadership effectiveness by learning to communicate expertly and make sound business decisions from experienced leaders. Challenge yourself to think at a higher level so your team can perform at one.
OHIO knows you didn’t become an engineer to watch things happen. You became one to make things happen. Gain the skills to make a greater impact by choosing OHIO’s online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership — geared toward your professional goals.
100% online coursework
Earn your graduate certificate in as few as eight months
No GRE or GMAT required
Personal support team and leadership experience opportunities
Earn credits that can be applied toward a Master of Engineering Management degree
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
At the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you’ll develop the tools needed to move into an engineering organization’s leadership positions, whether you’re a chemical, electrical, civil, or mechanical engineer. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of engineering-centric leadership skills and prepare for the next stage of your career. Take courses in engineering leadership, communication, and finance that can grow your ability to direct cross-functional teams and find solutions to the challenges your organization faces.
The online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership is one of OHIO’s four online Master of Engineering Management certificates. This group of certificates strengthens your knowledge and skills in specialized areas. Each certificate is more focused than a full degree, which means you’ll graduate with in-demand expertise.
Earn an online Master of Engineering Management certificate in one or more of these areas:
Lean Six Sigma
What makes these certificates unique is that the credit you earn through each one can be applied toward your full Master of Engineering Management degree. Upon completion, these certificates will appear with earned graduate credit on your transcript from an accredited institution, not just as continuing education classes.
OHIO’s certificates cover highly relevant topics and are taught by experienced faculty from a program with notable national rankings. In addition, benefits of earning your certificate with OHIO include:
Quality. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Cost. OHIO’s certificate programs are competitively priced.
Convenience. The certificate coursework is 100% online.
You can earn your Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership in as few as eight months. The maximum time allowed for the completion of a certificate is three calendar years or nine consecutive semesters.
This course will provide information, experiences, and skill development to aid the student in creating an inventory of leadership knowledge for lifelong development of effective leadership abilities. Students will accomplish this through selected readings, supplemental videos, interviews of experienced leaders, reflections, and discussions to explore, develop, and reinforce leadership development.
EMGT 6010 – Engineering Writing (3 credits)
This course is designed to help you develop the ability to think critically as a professional communicator. Learning to ask appropriate questions will enable you to understand, develop, and produce effective communication using the following elements of thought: purpose, basic concepts, information sources and needs, underlying assumptions, inferences/conclusions, implications/consequences, and points of view. Significant ethics discussions are included throughout this course.
EMGT 6600 – Applied Accounting and Finance for Engineering Management (3 credits)
Principles and techniques of accounting, finance, performance measures, and decision-making are examined and applied in the engineering management context. Methods of cost accounting are presented, compared, and used. Relationships between cost, volume, and profit are illustrated, and related parameters are calculated. Budgets for production, direct labor, manufacturing, and other functions are prepared. Performance measures are analyzed and applied. Differential analysis techniques are used to support engineering management decisions. Financial statements and statements of cash flows are examined and interpreted to assess the financial health of engineering organizations.
*Curriculum is subject to change.
If you would like to be considered for one of OHIO’s online Master of Engineering Management certificates, you must apply for admission to each certificate. If you’re already admitted to the Master of Engineering Management program, you will benefit from an abbreviated admissions process.
Here’s what you’ll need to apply:
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences from an accredited four-year program in the U.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (requirements for eight semester hours of calculus and post-calculus math are waived)*
*If you perform successfully in this certificate, you demonstrate the ability to perform well in graduate studies and may be in a stronger position to fulfill the mathematics requirements for the Master of Engineering Management degree or the other Master of Engineering Management certificates.
International applicants must also submit:
TOEFL iBT (570 paper-based) score of at least 88 or a IELTS of 7.0 on the 9-band scale
It’s important to note that OHIO assesses each applicant individually. If you don’t meet all the admissions criteria, reach out to a Pathways Navigator to discuss your background and eligibility.
Tuition and fees
Ohio University qualified as one of America’s Best College Buys by Forbes for the past 18 years, making it one of seven institutions in the state to be recognized for affordability and value.
$6,408 (Ohio resident)
$6,579 (non-Ohio resident)
Cost per credit
$712 (Ohio resident)
$731 (non-Ohio resident)
*Tuition rates vary depending on the type of degree you are interested in pursuing. These costs reflect tuition rates for 2020-21 and are subject to change.
About Ohio University
For more than two centuries, Ohio University has been serving learners from around the world in a student-centered, transformative learning environment. As the first university established in Ohio and the ninth oldest public university in the United States, OHIO has a longstanding reputation for excellence based on the quality of its programs, faculty, and alumni.
What started with one building, one professor, and three students has grown to 11 campuses and academic centers across the state, with many of its on-campus programs now available online. OHIO offers a variety of programs to more than 36,000 students, with 250 bachelor’s, 188 master’s, and 58 doctoral degrees. From business to education and health care, Ohio University has a program for every learner.
Accreditation and ranking
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology is ranked among the nation’s “Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs” and “Best Online Master’s Engineering Programs for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology was named a “2020 Best College” by The Princeton Review
Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Qualified as one of America’s Best College Buys by Forbes for the past 18 years, one of just seven institutions in the state to make the list
Ranked Ohio’s “#1 Online College” by OnlineColleges.com
Praised for professional accessibility by The Princeton Review
Recognized for academic quality and value by Peterson’s Competitive Colleges