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Advanced Graduate Certificates

The Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) program was designed to provide professionals in all fields with the necessary expertise to use technological concepts, data and devices to improve the performance and management of modern technologies.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Data and Computational Science

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science offers an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Data and Computational Science (and Engineering) that is available to eligible Master’s student in the Department of Technology and Society.

Students in the AGC need 17 credits to complete the certificate.  Certificate and master's courses can be double counted toward both the certificate and the master’s degree requirements.

Certificate Requirements:

Core Courses

JRN 501 (1 credit)

JRN 503 (1 credit)

DCS 521/ AMS 561 (3 credits)

An additional 3 credits in AMS

3 to 6 credits in Computer Science (CS)

3 to 6 credits in Technological Systems Management (EST OR EMP)

Please see the Graduate Program Director or Coordinator for more information.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Industrial Management

Workers today are faced with the added demands of their companies to work smarter, and to keep up with the latest technologies. For some it is not possible to take on the added burdens of a full master's program, and therefore are looking for alternatives to get the needed education. The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Industrial Management provides that alternative. The primary goals of this certificate program are to help managers develop their abilities to use advanced technologies in their companies, and to understand their business processes so they can reduce waste and inefficiencies to improve the bottom line of their companies. Graduates of this program will be able to add value to their organization by understanding the integration of their company's processes, and how to utilize modern tools, techniques and technologies to make their organization more competitive and profitable. To register for this certificate go here.


The AGC in Industrial Management consists of 18 graduate credits drawn from the MS degree in Technological Systems Management. There are three core courses:

  • EMP 502 (Engineering Economics),
  • EMP 506 (Engineering Enterprise Management), and
  • * EMP 509 (Enterprise Information and Knowledge Systems Management). 

    * the department no longer offers this course, however, we allow substitutions

This curriculum introduces the strategic fundamentals of the customer/value driven enterprise, the management concepts of organizational design and structure, and the basic business processes for running an enterprise, including operations, quality, finance, accounting, and information systems. Graduates of this program will gain the knowledge required for promotion, career advancement, and to become the future leaders of industry.