Management of Engineering and Technology

Post-Master's Certificate
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The Management of Engineering and Technology post-master’s certificate focuses on principles of productivity, quality management, improving productivity through technology and environmental systems management, and integrating practical technical experience with management theory and practice. Overall, you will develop a greater understanding of various factors associated with technical management and leadership in management of engineering.

Basis of Admission

A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.


Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.

At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.

Course Length

All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.

Specialization Courses - 18 credit hours

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Course Description


Total Quality Management

A total quality management (TQM) framework helps to establish the means by which an organization can satisfy itself that the quality of its products or service are maintained and improved while ensuring that its customer requirements are met or exceeded. Total Quality Management, and quality in general, assumes that a business is a system. No one single part can be isolated and improved. Optimized performance must consider all parts concurrently. When considering a total quality culture, the shared beliefs, values, and expectations of an organization express the common understanding and meaning of what quality represents. This course, designed for doctoral students, examines how quality has become a customer-driven methodology. System thinking is an important contextual leadership setting and an important contributor to TQM. Analyzing the interfaces between the parts of the organization and between the organization and its environment is an important consideration for creating the necessary understandings of TQM.


The Impact and Process Optimization of Technology

Organizational learning occurs through experiences that improve the organizations performance. Leaders improve performance through the improvement of processes. Business technology infusion is comparable to process improvement areas such as strategic planning, decision-making, measurement, and analysis. Process improvement is not possible unless the management of the organization understands the current technology and determines the technology direction. This factor is important before any organizational assessment, diagnosis, or improvement consideration is possible. Once established, the organization can begin the evaluation of its processes against external impacts. This course, designed for doctoral students, examines how people skills, processes, and machines act as current technology tools. Enhancements to these skills, processes, and machines cause technology adjustments. Technology enhancements, such as a change, cause core technology adjustments. As core technology changes, organizational technology improves its level of capability becoming an organizational optimization.


Improving Productivity in the 21st Century Through Technology

Differences exist between creativity and innovation. The emphasis of creative people is on original ideas. While many definitions exist, innovation is likely the implementation of the creative idea. Value is added through creativity, but only when the idea becomes reality. Innovation is realized when a deliverable is inserted into the organizations business activities. This results in value having been added to the organization. This Doctoral level course examines how technology assists with bridging gaps between organizational processes, increasing product effectiveness, and achieving higher levels of efficiency and market share.


Strategic Technology Management

The primary question for a strategic manager of innovation and technology is where to look for opportunities. Since business accepts change as a constant and is likely accepting change at a more rapid rate in the 21st century, one potential opportunity area is customer expectations and demands for the organizations products while looking for the disruptions in the product development process. The product development process is a cycle where innovation leads to productivity, productivity leads to intensified competition, and intensified competition leads to innovation. This Doctoral level course examines how technology is the identification, description, and explanation of needs resolved for business and industry applications. It is important to realize is that technology evolves from implementation modifications due to customer feedback. This evolution is a trajectory of needs.


Enterprise Project Management

A strategic plan is an intended course of action created prior to executing said course of action. Leaders establish direction; however, followers encounter potential issues in interpreting the intentions. Project leaders manage by information, by working through people, and by action. Effective communication is critical to the success of leaders of information. Leaders who manage through empowered personnel are usually successful as well. Leaders who manage through action are directly involved in decision making and implementation of strategic plans. This Doctoral level course examines the three strategies of project management. A collaborative and iterative approach must be maintained by leadership throughout the organization to successfully execute the plan.


Management of Engineering and Technology

The student will create a comprehensive research project that seeks to create a unique solution to a stated, real or hypothetical defined topic approved by the Mentor. Research scope and definitions must be declared before the specific approved project can commence. students will be assessed on demonstrated proficiency in designed assignments, which will culminate into a final research project.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Business and Technology Management's post-master's certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $906
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,718
  • Program cost: $16,308
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors.For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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