Engineering Management, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
  • $650.00
  • $650.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Engineering Management, Graduate Certificate program is designed to position students as effective managers through the purposeful curriculum, faculty expertise and a broad range of perspectives in the engineering field. 

Why do students choose this program?

  • Gain technical project management and organizational leadership skills for the engineering and technical workplace. 
  • Network alongside experienced professionals, and learn to make strategic decisions when leading engineering professionals and projects.
  • Learn to integrate business and engineering principles to solve problems, make decisions, and manage risks in engineering and technology environments.
  • Become empowered to confidently lead projects that are both innovative and cost-effective.

The online Engineering Management program is one of eight programs internationally certified by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) for meeting several rigorous ASEM standards, among which are alignment of curriculum with the domains of Engineering Management Body of Knowledge and for its program delivery and administration. 

With ASEM certification, our graduates are exempt from testing to become a Certified Associate Engineering Manager (CAEM) and may apply to ASEM to earn the credential. 

The curriculum prepares the students to:

  • Effectively lead in an engineering and technical environment.
  • Successfully respond to technical and business challenges.
  • Support their organization to be agile and competitive in a global economy.

Students complete 12 credit hours which are held in accelerated 8-week sessions.

Individuals who successfully complete the Engineering Management, Graduate Certificate may use the credit hours earned toward completion of the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program if they apply and are admitted to the MEM program.

Career Outlook: Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for architectural and engineering managers is expected to grow 6% which is about as fast as average. Employment of architectural and engineering managers in the engineering services industry is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

 American Society of Engineering Management