The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department offers Graduate Certificate programs in the seven topical areas described below. Students seeking any of these certificates must be admitted to the Graduate School either in one of the degree programs offered by the department or in a ‘Non-degree A’ status. All Graduate School policies relative to admissions apply. Students pursuing a graduate certificate must file a plan of study for the certificate program to the Graduate Coordinator before half of the required hours are completed. Students may apply certificate course work toward a degree program. Each certificate program requires the completion of twelve credit hours from a selected list of courses. A cumulative graduate grade point average of at least 3.00 must be maintained for all courses comprising the certificate program and no grades below C. Students completing the certificate program will receive an appropriately worded certificate from the Graduate School, and notation will be made on the student's transcript when the certificate has been awarded.
Foundations of Six Sigma and Quality Improvement: This certificate program is primarily intended for individuals with industrial affiliation who may be interested in enhancing their skills in quality engineering and six sigma methodology. The program includes most of the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) requirements outlined by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Includes detailed coverage of applied statistical and managerial techniques most useful for process improvement, resource management, and design optimization. Program prerequisite: Math 243 Calculus II. This certificate requires satisfactory completion of the four courses (a total of 12 credit hours) among the following: IME 724 Statistical Methods for Engineers, IME 854 Quality Engineering, IME 554 Statistical Quality Control, IME 755 Design of Experiments, IME 890/990 Advanced independent study on Quality related topics, IME 767 Lean Manufacturing
Lean Systems: This program provides advanced knowledge and methodology of lean systems design, evaluation, and operation for practitioners in industry who are responsible for the development and management of production systems in the workplace. Curriculum focuses on the essential knowledge, analytical techniques, guidelines, and contemporary issues in the design, evaluation, and management of lean systems in industry. Program prerequisite: IME 550 Operations Research. This certificate requires satisfactory completion of four courses (i.e., a total of 12 credit hours) among the following: IME 553 Production Systems, IME 724 Statistical Methods for Engineers, IME 783 Supply Chain Management, IME 767 Lean Manufacturing, IME 755 Design of Experiments, IME 890/990 Advanced independent study on Lean related topics.
Systems Engineering and Management: Students completing this program will be able to apply systems concepts and techniques to the understanding, description, design, and management of large-scale systems requiring the integration of information and human activity. The curriculum focuses on the essential knowledge, analytical techniques, and contemporary issues in complex systems definition, design, and decision making. Program prerequisite: Math 243 Calculus II. This certificate requires satisfactory completion of four courses (i.e., a total of 12 credit hours) among the following courses: IME 664 Engineering Management, IME 724 Statistical Methods for Engineers, IME 740 Analysis of Decision Processes, IME 764 Systems Engineering and Analysis, IME 865 Discrete systems, IME 767 Lean systems.
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education: The College of Education, in conjunction with the College of Engineering, offers the graduate certificate in engineering education. The graduate certificate in engineering Education is designed to (1) provide engineering graduate students with knowledge of contemporary learning theories that can be applied to university level instruction; (2) provide engineering graduate students with knowledge and skills in classroom testing and program evaluation; (3) provide engineering graduate students with knowledge of pedagogical skills that can be applied to university level instruction; (4) provide engineering graduate students with the skills to apply knowledge of learning theory, pedagogical theory, and measurement theory in an authentic university setting. This certificate program provides joint mentorship from College of Education and College of Engineering faculty members. Students who plan to apply for university teaching positions after graduation need to be competitive in a market that demands good teaching as well as good research. The engineering education certificate will give WSU graduates a competitive edge. The following courses are required for completion of this certificate: CESP 820 Learning Theory and Instruction – 3 hours (Spring) CESP 811 Principles of Measurement and Program Evaluation – 3 hours (Fall) CI 816 Advanced Methods: Developing Critical and Creative Thought – 3 hours (Spring) CI 816A Internship: Developing Critical and Creative Thought – 3 hours (Fall) Admission Requirements: Students seeking this graduate certificate program must be Wichita State University Engineering graduate students in good standing either in a degree bound program or in Nondegree, category A status. Students should contact the Graduate School to determine if they need to apply for admission to this status, or need to reactivate their enrollment file. Students who have not completed graduate coursework at Wichita State University will need to apply for admission to degree status or category A status in an appropriate area of engineering, by submitting an application, and application fee to the Graduate School. Two official transcripts from all schools attended must be sent directly to the Graduate School from the institution issuing the transcript, or must be submitted to the Graduate School office in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if issued to student. Completion Requirements: A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program is required. No grades below a C (2.000) are allowed in certificate program courses. Completion process: 1. Students must notify the program area in writing of intent to complete the certificate. 2. In the semester the certificate requirements are met students must: a. With graduate adviser, prepare and submit to the Graduate School a plan of study for the certificate. b. Submit to the Graduate School an application for the certificate along with a $15 filing fee. Deadlines are no later than the 20th day of fall or spring semester, or the 10th day of a summer term.
For more information, contact:
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0035