Freight Transportation Graduate Certificate
The transportation profession is facing a significant decline in its workforce due to the increasing number of workers eligible for retirement. Studies indicate as much as 50% of the public sector transportation workforce is now eligible for retirement. According to US DOT "employers will need to hire 4.6 million new workers with 417,000 of these positions created as a direct result to increased demand on our transportation systems". In addition, the number of students pursuing degrees in the transportation engineering area (primarily through civil engineering) continues to decline, and the production of graduates is not keeping pace with the demand for skilled workers in this area. The Graduate Certificate in Freight Transportation will enable individuals with science or engineering bachelor's degrees to expand their analytical, practical, and problem-solving skills in the area of freight transportation (e.g., supply chain and logistics, maritime transportation, rail transportation). The certificate will also enable them to transition and pursue advanced degrees (Master's or Ph.D.).
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Master of Science in Engineering Management
The MS in Engineering Management is designed for the working professional and provides the opportunity for graduates of programs in engineering to prepare themselves for careers as managers. The curriculum consists of further technical training in two concentrations, transportation, and manufacturing, as well as basic management instruction. With the cooperation of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, the degree will be awarded by the Herff College of Engineering and is intended to offer flexibility with fully online course offerings.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering Management program will be able to:
- Manage the cost, schedule, risk, and technical aspects of a project.
- Manage teams and individuals by using basic management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Use financial information to make decisions.
- Apply advanced engineering and management knowledge in a relevant area.