Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

The online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management prepares engineers to:

  • Manage projects including planning, controlling, scheduling, and risk analysis
  • Use data to make decisions as well as optimize processes and resources to minimize waste, maximize benefits, and maximize performance
  • Manage engineering organizations and businesses

This program can serve as a pathway to the online MBA program or the online PSM in Engineering and Business and is a great complement to on-campus engineering programs.


Although the program can be completed 100% online, students can take on-campus classes as well as earn their certificate completely on-campus. To learn more about completing the program on-campus, visit


The curriculum is designed specifically for engineers so students can build and strengthen their business knowledge and become leaders in their workplace. Students can select classes that speak to their unique professional goals.

Core Courses

The following course is required (3 credits):

  • ENM 586: Advanced Project Management (3 credits) (online)

Managing Engineering Organizations Electives

Choose 2 courses (6 credits):

  • ACC 400: Introduction to Accounting (3 credits) (online)
  • BUA 680: Foundations of Business Intelligence and Analytics (3 credits) (online)
  • CET 425: Virtual Design and Construction (3 credits) (on-campus)
  • CET 462: Construction Planning and Scheduling (3 credits) (on-campus)
  • MBA 626: Management of Contemporary Organizations (3 credits) (online)
  • MBA 645/637: Global Supply Chain (3 credits) (online)
  • MBA 670: Managerial Marketing (3 credits) (online)
  • SVT 475: Small Business Management (3 credits) (on-campus)

Data-Based Decision-Making Electives

Choose 2 courses (6 credits):

  • BUA 601: Data Analysis for Business (3 credits) (online)
  • CIE 521: Civil Engineering Systems and Optimizations* (3 credits) (on-campus)
  • EET 484: Engineering Economics (3 credits) (on-campus)
  • MEE 559: Engineering Optimization* (3 credits) (online)
  • MET 440: Lean Six Sigma (3 credits) (online)

*Only CIE 521 or MEE 559 may be taken for this certificate.



  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, or an equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5 for international students

Application Materials

The admission evaluation process begins once we’ve received all your application materials. Before you apply, please review the application instructions. When you’re ready to apply, please submit the following:

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management online with UMaine? Contact Richard Roberts, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.370.1515 or at

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The market demand for advanced engineering management skills is greater than ever. Project management is the most common skill requested for engineering jobs across the United States. This forms the core of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management. The need for engineers with these skills is expected to increase as 1/4 of the U.S. engineering workforce is 55 or older (nearly 800,000 engineers) and needs to be replaced as they retire.


The key faculty for this certificate have extensive experience in engineering and business giving them the practical knowledge needed to grow your skills as an engineering leader. To learn more about the faculty’s research, visit

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