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Certificates by Department

Geo-Environmental Engineering Certificate

Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31

  • CE/EnvE 5679: Solid Waste Management
    A systematic study of the sources, amounts and characteristics of solid wastes and methods used for their collection, reclamation, and ultimate disposal.

    Prerequisite: Civ Eng 2601 with grade of "C" or better; or graduate standing. (Co-listed with Civ Eng 5670)

Chemical Process Engineering Certificate

Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31

  • ChemEng 5161: Molecular Engineering
    Learn the molecular aspects of chemical thermodynamics, transport processes, reaction dynamics, and statistical and quantum mechanics, and their treatments in molecular-based modeling and simulation approaches.

    Prerequisites: Chem Eng 3120 or graduate standing.

Big Data Management and Analytics Certificate

  • COMP SCI 5402: Data Mining and Machine Learning
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course presents classical and modern data mining and machine learning algorithms as well as data preprocessing/warehousing, mining association rules, classification/prediction methods, clustering techniques, and Bayesian networks. The course also incorporates unsupervised/supervised/reinforcement learning, learning decision trees, artificial neural networks, support vector machines, and ensemble learning.
  • COMP SCI 5001: Applied Social Network Analysis (this may be substituted in the existing certificate for another course) Summer session 3: July 6 - July 31
    In this course you will learn how to use networks to model and analyze relationships between people, artifacts, and ideas. Analyses will include identification of both communities and key individuals, and the modeling of diffusion processes such as in the spread of diseases. Methods will be practiced in programming assignments using Python or R.

    Prerequisite: C or better in CS 2500

  • ERP 5410: Use of Business Intelligence
    Summer session 3: July 6 - July 31
    This course introduces data-oriented techniques for business intelligence. Topics include Business Intelligence architecture, Business Analytics, and Enterprise Reporting. SAP Business Information Warehouse, Business Objects, or similar tools will be used to access and present data, generate reports, and perform analysis.

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Electric Machine and Drives Certificate

  • EE 5520 – Power Electronics
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31

Network Centric Systems Certificate

  • CpE 5410 – Introduction to Computer Communication Networks
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course covers design of computer networks with emphasis on network architecture, protocols and standards, performance considerations, and network technologies. Topics include: LAN, MAN, WAN, congestion/flow/error control, routing, addressing, broadcasting, multicasting, switching, and internetworking. A modeling tool is used for network design and simulation.

    Prerequisites: Comp Eng 3150 or computer hardware competency and Stat 3117 or Stat 3115 or Stat 5643 or equivalent

Note: This course can also count towards the Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems certificate.


Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems Certificate

  • CpE 5410 – Introduction to Computer Communication Networks
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course covers design of computer networks with emphasis on network architecture, protocols and standards, performance considerations, and network technologies. Topics include: LAN, MAN, WAN, congestion/flow/error control, routing, addressing, broadcasting, multicasting, switching, and internetworking. A modeling tool is used for network design and simulation.

    Prerequisites: Comp Eng 3150 or computer hardware competency and Stat 3117 or Stat 3115 or Stat 5643 or equivalent

Note: Computer Science will substitute CpE 5410 for CS 4600, which is the certificate requirement.

Note: This course can also count towards the Network Centric Systems certificate.

Fundamentals of Engineering Management Certificate

  • EM2211: Engineering Accounting and Finance
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of accounting and finance and provide the student with tools used in making financial decisions within a technically based enterprise.

    Prerequisite: Eng Mgt 1210, or understanding of engineering economic principles

  • EM4710: Quality
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    TThis course will provide an overview of quality tools and methodologies and how they apply to engineering management. Quality management methodologies will be explored as well as current and relevant tools and techniques used in the successful application of quality into various environments.

    Prerequisites: Stat 3115 or Stat 3117


Project Management Certificate

  • EM5320: Project Management
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    Organization structure and staffing; motivation, authority and influence; conflict management; project planning; network systems; pricing, estimating, and cost control; proposal preparation; project information systems; international project management.

    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. (Co-listed Sys Eng 5105)


Systems Engineering Certificate

  • SE6103: Systems Life Cycle Costing
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    Learn methods of economic evaluation for engineering projects involving complex systems. Economic impacts on choosing system alternatives, life cycle costing, economic decisions involving risk and uncertainty, and engineering cost estimation for projects in government, defense, and commercial industries.

    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Geoanalytics and Geointelligence Certificate

  • GE 6146: Advanced Remote Sensing and Image Processing
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    Learn quantitative methods of utilizing remote sensing technology for terrain analysis. Digital image processing of landsat and/or aircraft scanner data for mineral resource studies and geological engineering applications.

Geological Hazards Certificate

  • GE 6146; Advanced Remote Sensing and Image Processing
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    Organization structure and staffing; motivation, authority and influence; conflict management; project planning; network systems; pricing, estimating, and cost control; proposal preparation; project information systems; international project management.

    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. (Co-listed Sys Eng 5105)

  • GE 6441: Geotechnical Construction Practice
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    Learn quantitative methods of utilizing remote sensing technology for terrain analysis. Digital image processing of landsat and/or aircraft scanner data for mineral resource studies and geological engineering applications.

    Prerequisite: Geo Eng 5146. (Co-listed with Geology 6341).


Geoenvironmental Science and Engineering Certificate

  • GE 6441: Geotechnical Construction Practice
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course includes advanced level lecture topics on procedures used for site characterization, standards for earthquake grading and construction, including embankments, building pads, retention structures, roads, levees, and earthen dams. Specific emphasis on preparation of documents involved in such work and engineer's responsibilities.

    Prerequisite: Geo Eng 5441.


Geotechnics Certificate

  • GE 5415: Soil Mechanics for Geoprofessionals
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    Learn the basic principles of soil mechanics necessary for professionals to practice in the field of geoconstruction. Topics related to the practical aspects of engineering include: soil classification, index properties, water flow through soils, compaction, compressibility, and shear strength. These basic principles will be applied to real world problems.

Manufacturing Automation Certificate

  • Mech Eng 3653 Manufacturing
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course is an advanced analytical study of metal forming and machining processes such as forging, rolling, extrusion, wire drawing and deep drawing; mechanics of metal cutting - orthogonal, turning, milling, cutting temperature, cutting tool materials, tool wear and tool life, and abrasive processes.

    Prerequisites: Mech Eng 2653, Civ Eng 2211, and a grade of "C" or better in Civ Eng 2210

 

Materials for Extreme Environments Certificate

  • Met Eng 5170: Nuclear Materials I (co-listed with Nuc Eng 4241)
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course covers the fundamentals of materials selection for components in nuclear applications; design and fabrication of UO2 fuel; reactor fuel element performance; mechanical properties of UO2; radiation damage and effects, including computer modeling; corrosion of materials in nuclear reactor systems.

    Prerequisite: Civ Eng 2601 with grade of "C" or better; or graduate standing. (Co-listed with Civ Eng 5670)

 

Explosives Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • Mining Project Evaluation Graduate Certificate
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31


Explosives Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • MIN ENG 3512: Mining Industry Economics
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    Learn the importance of the mineral industry to national economy; uses, distribution, and trade of economic minerals; time value of money; mineral taxation; economic evaluation utilizing depreciation, depletion, and discounted cashflow concepts; social and economical significance of mineral resources.

    Prerequisite: Econ 1100 or 1200 (Co-listed with Econ 3512)

Nuclear Nonproliferation Certificate

  • NUC ENG 5509: Nuclear Nonproliferation
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course will introduce IAEA mission specific to nonproliferation. The class will provide discussion of essential elements of a nuclear weapon, followed by a brief historical overview of nonproliferation treaties in place to deter proliferation. Methods of fissile material production will be discussed followed by a survey of tools and techniques available.

    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or enrolled in the Nuclear Nonproliferation certificate program.

  • NUC ENG 5207: Nuclear Fuel Cycle
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course covers nuclear fuel reserves and resources; milling, conversion, and enrichment; fuel fabrication; in-and-out-of core fuel management; transportation, storage, and disposal of nuclear fuel; low level and high level waste management; economics of the nuclear fuel cycle.

    Prerequisite: Nuc Eng 3205

  • NUC ENG 5281: Probabilistic Risk Assessment I
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course is a study of the techniques for qualitative and quantitative assessment of reliability, safety and risk associated with complex systems such as those encountered in the nuclear power industry. Emphasis is placed on fault tree analysis.

    Prerequisite: Nuc Eng 3205

  • NUC ENG 6331: Radiation Shielding
    Summer session 1: June 8 - July 31
    This course covers radiation sources; interactions of radiation with matter; dosimetry and radiation protection guidelines. The course covers particle transport equation and methods of solving it; the Monte Carlo Method; special computational methods for neutron and gamma attenuation. Computer codes used in shielding. Shielding materials, shield design.

    Prerequisite: Nuc Eng 4203