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Graduate Engineering Risk and Emergency Management Certificate

College of Engineering

Risk analysis and management are essential evaluation and planning tools for any organization with exposure to organizational, employee safety, technical, and natural hazards. Analyzing existing data and developing anticipator assessments enables the private and public entity to save time, money, and the health and safety of employees and population by identifying hazard exposures such that each can be managed relative to the degree of risk that it represents. This graduate certificate enables the engineer, business leader, and civic planner to take the lead in managing and mitigating these types of risk exposures through hazard identification, qualification and quantification, scenario development, preparations, as well as understanding the fundamentals of Emergency Response Planning at the city, state and federal levels. For this, the four courses required to earn the graduate certificate range from qualitative assessment of system exposure to hazards, to the quantitative analytic methods, and into the policy level decisions required to mitigate environmental hazards and emergency response planning.

The certificate consists of four 3-credit courses. Each course is in-class/online hybrid that enables students to participate fully online, fully in-class or combination of the two. Course Credits earned are transferable to other graduate certificates as well as a future master’s degree if: 1) transferred within 6 years, 2) grade is B or greater.

Study Method: Online and optional evening in-class sessions
Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Coursework: 12 credits

Admissions Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
  2. Those seeking admission to the graduate certificate program without such a degree may petition to have their baccalaureate degree and professional experience accepted as a substitute.
  3. Students who earn this Graduate Certificate, and later seek to transfer the course credit towards a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or Engineering Management must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA for the certificate, and only classes with “B” or better will transfer for credit.
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Course Requirements

EMGT 602 – Introduction to Risk and Emergency Management
EMGT/IE 614 – Engineering Quantitative Risk Analysis Methods
EMGT/IE 691 – Industrial Safety and Public Health Analysis Methods
EMGT/IE 620 – Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
EMGT/IE 626 – Discrete Systems Simulation

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