Executive Director: Jeffrey Starke, Ph.D.
Master's Across Boundaries Certificates Programs webpage

Certificates OFFERED

Clinical Immersion in Medical Device Design (CIMD), Environmental Engineering (ENEN), Essential Skills for Practicing Engineers (ESPE), Machine Learning for Engineering Applications (MLRN), Renewable Energy Technology and Integration (RETI), Systems Engineering (SYEN)

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

A baccalaureate degree in an appropriate area with a minimum grade point average of 3.000 is required. Applicants who do not have an engineering degree must complete prerequisite engineering requirements. The list of prerequisites is completed during the advising process.

Students who do not meet the 3.000 requirement, but have completed one year of engineering work experience, are reviewed and considered by the associate dean of engineering for academic affairs and the executive director of the Masters Across Boundaries program for admission. This is based upon a letter of recommendation by their supervisor to determine the applicant’s ability to complete advanced course work.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit, directly to the Marquette University Graduate School:

  1. A completed online application form and fee.

  2. Copies of all college/university transcripts except Marquette.1

  3. Application letter, describing the reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and career goals.

  4. (For students not meeting the GPA requirements) a recommendation letter from a work supervisor (engineer) or a former professor. These letters should directly address the applicant’s suitability for completing graduate-level course work.

  5. (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

Clinical Immersion in Medical Device Design Certificate

Faculty Sponsor: Said Audi, Ph.D.

The joint MU-MCW Biomedical Engineering Department and the OPUS College of Engineering (Master's Across Boundaries program) offers the graduate certificate in clinical immersion in medical device design (CIMD) with a focus on the immersive experience. This 12-credit certificate is intended to provide engineers a unique opportunity to observe clinical procedures to gain a first-hand account of how medical devices are meeting the needs of current users and identify future unmet needs or opportunities for improved design practices. Designed to expand an engineer’s expertise to address a wider range of skills to solve engineering problems associated with medical device product development and project completion, the certificate focuses upon the relationship of the engineer (main certificate principles) with (1) intended users, (2) intended applications, and (3) use environment.

Students must take 6 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of electives. The first required course is designed to establish the foundational knowledge that will enhance the immersive experience. The other required course is the actual clinical immersion experience and reflection. The remaining credits come from a wide range of elective courses.

REQUIRED COURSES:
BIEN 6301Clinical Need Finding3
BIEN 6302Clinical Observation3
ELECTIVE COURSES - choose 6 credits from the following: 16
Biomedical Device and Instrumentation Theme
Embedded Biomedical Instrumentation
Biomedical Instrumentation Design
Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Physiology and Human Factors Theme
Systems Physiology
Cardiopulmonary Mechanics
Biomedical Engineering Analysis of Trauma
Human Factors Engineering
Identifying Unmet Needs Theme
Systems Engineering Principles and Practice
Engineering Risk Analysis
Health Care Technology Assessment
Ethics of Technology Utilization
The Environment of Health Care Delivery
Other courses as approved by the certificate faculty sponsor, the BIEN/BME director of graduate studies (DGS) and the chair of the Joint BME Department.
Total Credit Hours:12
 

Faculty Sponsor: Brooke Mayer, Ph.D.

Environmental Engineering Certificate

The certificate in environmental engineering (ENEN) is a 12-credit certificate designed to allow environmental, civil, chemical, industrial, mechanical engineers or other related degree the ability to develop technical depth within their specific area of interest. This flexible program of study allows engineers to focus in specific areas such as water resources, water/wastewater treatment, air pollution control and modeling, or industrial resource and waste management that are commonly performed by environmental engineers. The certificate program allows engineers to expand their depth of knowledge within the environmental engineering subdivision as recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE).

The 12 credits of course work are proposed by a student in consultation with the academic adviser. All certificate programs must meet the requirements in the Graduate School Bulletin, including any course prerequisite requirements. Any deviations from the approved courses in the Graduate School Bulletin or course substitutions must be approved by the certificate faculty sponsor, the CIEN director of graduate studies (DGS) and the chair of the CCEE Department. This certificate is designed for practicing professionals.

Course Options:
CEEN 5230Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management3
CEEN 5310Geographical Information Systems in Engineering and Planning3
CEEN 5340Urban Planning for Civil Engineers3
CEEN 5350Law for Engineers3
CEEN 5505Air Quality Engineering3
CEEN 5515Environmental Chemistry3
CEEN 5520Industrial Wastewater Management3
CEEN 5525Treatment Plant Design and Operation3
CEEN 5530Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management3
CEEN 5535Environmental Engineering Microbiology3
CEEN 5550Water Resources Planning and Management3
CEEN 5715Sustainable Engineering3
CEEN 5931Topics in Civil Engineering 11-3
CEEN 6210River Engineering3
CEEN 6340Advanced Hydrology3
CEEN 6350Introduction to Environmental Systems Modeling3
CEEN 6510Biotechnology for Wastewater Management3
CEEN 6520Environmental Laboratory 1 - Analyses3
or CEEN 6521 Environmental Laboratory 2 - Processes
CEEN 6540Physical and Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering3
CEEN 6560Fate of Micropollutants3
CEEN 6865Biotechnology - Microbial Communities3
CEEN 6932Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering 11-3
GEEN 5810Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Design3

Faculty Sponsors: Jeffrey Starke, Ph.D. and Kate Trevey, M.Ed.

Essential Skills for Practicing Engineers Certificate

This flexible, interdisciplinary graduate certificate is intended to (1) explore and refine individual leadership skills, (2) expand the mindset of engineers to integrate cross-functional perspectives in decision making and (3) enable technical data synthesis and communication skills to create clear and concise deliverables that expedite decisions. The certificate in essential skills for practicing engineers (ESPE) includes curriculum across cross-functional partners including finance, supply chain, legal and communication skills and strategies for engineering leadership. Elective courses allow the students to integrate Marquette University’s Jesuit values in ethical business practice and corporate and social responsibility.

The certificate in essential skills requires a total of 12 credit hours. The 12 credits of course work are proposed by a student in consultation with the program director or academic adviser. All certificate programs meet the requirements in the Graduate School Bulletin, including any course prerequisite requirements. Any deviations from the approved courses in the Graduate School Bulletin or course substitutions must be approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor, the executive director of Master’s Across Boundaries program, and the associate dean for academic affairs in the Opus College of Engineering. This certificate is designed for practicing professionals. As such, it is anticipated that only the part-time option is likely to be pursued.

Required Course:
GEEN 6700Leadership Essentials: The Mindset and Skillset of a Leader2
Elective Courses:10
Elective Course in College of Communication - choose one, 3- credit course from the following:
Intergenerational Communication
Managerial Communication
Leadership and Communication
Digital Communication Strategies for Leadership
Proseminar in Health, Science and Environment
Elective Course in College of Business Administration/Graduate School of Management - choose one, 3-credit course from the following:
Accounting and Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
Business Essentials: Accounting, Economics and Finance
Strategic Management Introduction
Concepts for Ethical Business Practice
Corporate Social Responsibility
Enterprise Risk Management
Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Supply Chain Strategy and Practice)
Approved SCMM courses from online offerings.
Other courses as approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor, the executive director of MAB program and the associate dean for academic affairs in the Opus College of Engineering.
Other elective course options:
Visual Analytics
Copyrights
Environmental Law
Intellectual Property Law
Products Liability
Water Law
An additional course not already taken from the above COMM or COBA/GSM course lists.
Total Credit Hours:12

Faculty Sponsor: Richard Povinelli, Ph.D.

Machine Learning for Engineering Applications Certificate

The graduate certificate in machine learning for engineering applications (MLRN) is intended to develop the capabilities required to apply current tools and approaches to solve complex machine learning problems in a variety of application domains. The certificate offers students the opportunity to achieve a greater technical understanding of the elements of machine learning, which includes algorithms, intelligent systems, neural networks, pattern recognition and deep learning. In addition, students understand the possibilities and limitations of machine learning for a variety of industry applications such as image processing, medical diagnostics, wastewater treatment, cyber defense and machine finishing.

The certificate in machine learning requires four courses for a total of 12 credit hours. The 12 credits of course work are proposed by a student in consultation with the program director or academic adviser. All certificate programs meet the requirements in the Graduate School Bulletin, including any course prerequisite requirements. Any deviations from the approved courses in the Graduate School Bulletin or course substitutions must be approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor, the EECE director of graduate studies (DGS), and the chair of the EECE department. This certificate is designed for practicing professionals. As such, it is anticipated that only the part-time option is likely to be pursued.

Required Course:
EECE 6822Machine Learning3
Elective courses - choose three from the following:9
Visual Analytics
Data Mining
Advanced Machine Learning
Data at Scale
Data Ethics
Introduction to Algorithms
Developments in Computer Software
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Intelligent Systems
Introduction to Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems
Evolutionary Computation
Algorithm Analysis and Applications
Artificial Intelligence
Pattern Recognition
Neural Networks and Neural Computing
Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Other courses as approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor, the EECE director of graduate studies (DGS) and the chair of the EECE department.
Total Credit Hours:12
 

Faculty Sponsor: Ayman El-Refaie, Ph.D.

Renewable Energy Technology and Integration Certificate

The graduate certificate in renewable energy technology and integration (RETI) is intended to develop the capabilities required to solve complex energy problems. As energy sources transition to lower carbon emitting technologies, there is a growing need for engineering professionals to manage the transition and drive improvements in efficiency, cost, resource capture (wind, solar), sustainable materials and manufacturing. Investments in renewable energy resources will continue to transition to more clean and secure energy technologies.

For renewable energy integration, a grand challenge identified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is to design and operate renewable energy plants to provide the required grid resources (frequency control, ramping, voltage regulation). Connecting the renewable energy generation to the end use is essential for innovative controls to optimize energy output and capture. The certificate electives provide the technical rigor to develop engineering solutions to these industry challenges.

The certificate in renewable energy requires four courses for a total of 12 credit hours. The 12 credits of course work are proposed by a student in consultation with the program director or academic adviser. All certificate programs meet the requirements in the Graduate School Bulletin, including any course prerequisite requirements. Any deviations from the approved courses in the Graduate School Bulletin or course substitutions must be approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor, the EECE director of graduate studies (DGS) and the chair of the EECE department. This certificate is designed for practicing professionals. As such, it is anticipated that only the part-time option is likely to be pursued.

Required Courses:
EECE 5290Developments in Energy and Power (Sustainable Energy Conversion)3
EECE 6931Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Renewable Energy: Policy, Technology, Sustainability)3
Elective Courses - choose two from the following:6
Design and Analysis of Electric Motor-Drive Systems
Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems
Protection and Monitoring of Electric Energy Systems
Transients in Electric Energy Systems and Devices
Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Microgrids)
Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Electric Machine Design)
Other courses as approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor, the EECE director of graduate studies (DGS) and the chair of the EECE department.
Total Credit Hours:12

Faculty Sponsor: Dana Cook, M.S.

Systems Engineering Certificate

The graduate certificate in systems engineering (SYEN) is intended to develop the capabilities required to apply current tools and approaches to solve complex systems engineering problems in a variety of application domains. Students are able to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the interdisciplinary engineering design, development and operation of systems that efficiently satisfy stakeholder needs, fulfill the intended operation and have a long and useful operating life. In this integrative and leadership role, systems engineers find success by being able to leverage their technical expertise and experiences while integrating multiple disciplinary perspectives, assessing and managing risks, and inspiring and guiding valuable solutions.

The certificate in systems engineering requires four courses for a total of 12 credit hours. The 12 credits of course work are proposed by a student in consultation with the program director or academic adviser. All certificate programs meet the requirements in the Graduate School Bulletin, including any course prerequisite requirements. Any deviations from the approved courses in the Graduate School Bulletin or course substitutions must be approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor and the associate dean for academic affairs in the Opus College of Engineering. This certificate is designed for practicing professionals. As such, it is anticipated that only the part-time option is likely to be pursued.

Required Courses:
GEEN 5820Systems Engineering Principles and Practice3
GEEN 5830Engineering Risk Analysis3
Elective Courses - Choose two from the following:6
Biomedical Instrumentation Design
Image Processing for the Biomedical Sciences
Systems Physiology
Traffic Characteristics and Design
Sustainable Engineering
Software and System Security
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
Sensor Devices: Theory, Design and Applications
Software Testing
Introduction to Algorithms
Introduction to Intelligent Systems
Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Design
Model-Based Systems Engineering
Physical Systems Modeling
Experimental Design
Human Factors Engineering
Other courses as approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor and the associate dean for academic affairs in the Opus College of Engineering.
Total Credit Hours:12

Courses

GEEN 5810. Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduces students to the emerging sustainability challenges and impacts on industry and engineering design. Analyzes corporate frameworks to identify and prioritize sustainability initiatives that add business value. Learn tools to characterize sustainability aspects of design and apply the tools in multi-disciplinary case studies to generate recommendations. Integrates essential communication skills to present case study results to various stakeholders.

GEEN 5820. Systems Engineering Principles and Practice. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduces fundamental systems engineering principles and practices for the development of complex systems throughout the system life cycle: from concept development to engineering development, production, operation and support. Specific topics include needs analysis, concept exploration, concept definition, engineering design, integration and evaluation, production and operation and support. In addition, essential systems engineering methods and tools such as trade-off analysis, risk management, and modeling and simulation are covered.

GEEN 5830. Engineering Risk Analysis. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduces key techniques and tools used to establish system design decisions – amid uncertainty – from a risk analysis perspective. Evaluates a holistic view of sources, consequences and mitigation of risks. Important emergent properties that result from effective system risk analysis, such as safety and resilience, are discussed.

GEEN 5840. Model-Based Systems Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Develops experience in the application of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tools and methodologies to define, analyze and design a complex system. Students will incrementally build and analyze a system model that consists of the following perspectives/levels: operational need, system need, logical architecture and physical architecture. Prereq: GEEN 5830.

GEEN 6700. Leadership Essentials: The Mindset and Skillset of a Leader. 2 cr. hrs.

Develops a foundational experience in leadership by exploring the interconnectedness of understanding oneself with the application of leading with others in the technical professions. Blends the theory and application of a wide range of topics to include foundational theories in leadership; emotional and social intelligence; group norms, behaviors, and effective teams; inclusion, diversity, and difficult conversations; culture and ethics; and future considerations for engineering disciplines. Students apply course topics in simulations, role-playing, case studies, and team problem-solving vignettes.

GEEN 6730. Project Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Presents the fundamental tools and essential skills for technical project managers to successfully plan, define, implement, launch and reflect on projects. Focuses on a variety of professional project management skills in order to add business value, including personnel management, processes and the organizational environment. In addition to “business as usual” project management, covers strategies and tools to manage legal aspects, risk, change and resources to adapt to a dynamic business environment. Incorporates industry-inspired practical activities through case studies and interactive class projects.