Online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

Online 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, the online M.S. in Engineering Technology, 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 Course

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 & 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 620: Law, Business, and Society (3 credits)
  • MBA 626: Management of Contemporary Organizations (3 credits) (online)
  • MBA 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)
  • ECE 490/590: Neural Networks (3 credits)
  • ECE 491/591: Deep Learning (3 credits)
  • EET 484: Engineering Economics (3 credits) (online)
  • 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 82 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:

  • An online application
  • Current resume or CV
  • Official academic transcripts
  • 300-500 word essay based on the following prompt

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management online with UMaine? Contact Todd Cooley, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.3072 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. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of architectural and engineering managers is projected to grow 4% from 2020 to 2030, with about 14,700 openings per year. The median annual wage for architectural and engineering managers was $152,350 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.


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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