Graduate Certificate Program in
Applied Lean Leadership
The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Lean Leadership.
The certificate is intended for students with a bachelor's degree who are currently
working full-time in a production or service industry, and are specifically interested
in learning about Lean principles and practices.
Through more than 160 hours of instruction by practitioners of the principles and
practices of Lean, the program provides students with competitive knowledge and skills
for jobs in which Lean is practiced and a cost-effective way to upgrade technical
skills in Lean techniques.
Based on the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' "Lean Certification Body of Knowledge,"
a student who completes the certificate program will be expected to be able to pass
the Lean Certification Exam at the Bronze level. (Learn more about Lean Certification
For admission, students must apply through the graduate school, but are not required
to complete the Graduate Record Examination.
Download the Engineering Technology Applied Lean Leadership Graduate Certificate Program Flyer.
The curriculum consists of two required core courses for a total of 6 semester credit
hours, plus two elective courses for an additional 6 semester credit hours.
REQUIRED CORE COURSES:
TECH 7105: Project Plan & Scheduling (3): Contemporary methods used in project planning and scheduling; emphasis on critical
path method (CPM) with computer application; solution of actual problems stressed. NOTE: Due to reasons beyond our control, the RODP version of this course offered
Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 (R50 Section) is not acceptable for this requirement.
TECH 7401: Lean Fundamentals (3): Basic concepts and terminology of Lean, including review of published seminal
works and case studies. Concepts covered include: kanban, visual factory & 5S, kaizen,
standard work, takt time, flow, poke-yoke, PDCA, SMED and other tools & techniques
of Lean. PREREQUISITE: TECH 4/6460 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
Course prerequisites for TECH 7401 will be waived for students who have demonstrated
relevant work experience.
TECH 7404. Wrld/Clas Manfct Concpt. (3). World-class manufacturing concepts including Training Within Industry (TWI),
Standard Work, 5s tools, Ergonomics, Human factors and Cellular Manufacturing. COREQUISITE:
TECH 7406. Material Handling/Auto (3). Analysis, design, and evaluation of traditional and contemporary approaches
to materials handling; analytical and computer procedures for designing handling systems.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.
TECH 7408. Production Processes. (3). A coordinated study of manufacturing processes and equipment, operation sequence
planning, economic aspects of equipment selection, tooling and processing a product
from product design to final assembly for quantity production.
TECH 7414. Manuf Strat/Syst Design (3). Manufacturing strategy and systems design, including concepts of value stream
mapping, theory of contraints, lean and six sigma (TLS) combined use, implementing
and sustaining change and overcoming resistance, executive alignment and strategy.
COREREQUISITE: TECH 7401.
Students may enroll in two electives from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics.
Selection of the two business electives must be approved by the student’s academic
advisor and the Associate Dean of the Fogelman College.
For more information, contact:
Mr. Carl Williams, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Engineering Technology