Graduate Certificate Program
Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the graduate certificate in Systems Engineering provides a foundation in the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems.
All courses are held in-person on GW's main campus in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Courses are typically held in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate working professionals.
The certificate program is comprised of 18 credit hours and completed through six courses from a list of approved courses by the department.
Sample list of courses:
- Management of Technical Organizations
- Management of Information and Systems Security
- Program and Project Management
- Decision Making with Uncertainty
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Prospective students must fulfill the certificate admissions requirements through submission of a complete online application form and other documents as listed by the deadlines noted.
Please note: First-time international applicants may not apply directly to a certificate program.
Current graduate students who wish to complete a certificate along with their master's or doctoral program must also follow the certificate admissions requirements, but may opt to have their transcripts and documents transferred from their previous application. Please contact [email protected] to make the request.
Transfer to Master's Program
Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students have the option to transfer credits to a full master's program at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, pending successful completion of the master's program admissions requirements.
Please note: You must receive a B or higher in each course in order for it to transfer. Additionally, you must submit a new application for the selected master's program and provide the required documents and exam scores listed as part of the master's program admissions requirements.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].
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