Management of Engineering and Technology
- Course Information
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.
All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.
Fundamentals of Productivity
To achieve a competitive advantage, organizations attempt to increase productivity, responsiveness, and adaptability. Problems and challenges accompany efforts directed towards achieving the highest level of productivity and efficiency. In this doctoral-level course, students will examine the productivity considerations of today’s organizations including a fluctuating economy, technological advancement, variable work volumes, and increased globalization.
The Impact and Process Optimization of Technology
This course, designed for doctoral students, permits them to examine how people skills, processes, and machines relate to current technology and through proper process optimization coupled with strategic focus, can provide an organization with a competitive advantage.
Applications of Systems Theory
"There is little doubt that the 21st century will bring unheralded change to the business world. A system must exhibit certain principles of interrelationships, such as wholeness or hierarchic order, to ensure the collective behaviors result in an efficient final system product. System thinking integrates the individual, team, and various departments into activities associated with organizations, environment, and strategy. The result is a more accurate representation of the organization and its environment. Situational contingencies and context influence the individual’s level of actions within the organization and the organization’s context influences the individual’s actions. This course, designed for Doctoral students, examines the application of systems theory, which focuses on complexity and interdependence. There is little doubt that the 21st century will bring unheralded change to the business world. A system must exhibit certain principles of interrelationships, such as wholeness or hierarchic order, to ensure the collective behaviors result in an efficient final system product. System thinking integrates the individual, team, and various departments into activities associated with organizations, environment, and strategy. The result is a more accurate representation of the organization and its environment. Situational contingencies and context influence the individual’s level of actions within the organization and the organization’s context influences the individual’s actions. This course, designed for Doctoral students, examines the application of systems theory, which focuses on complexity and interdependence."
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 organization’s 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 Capstone Project
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 faculty member. 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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