Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Graphics
The fields of architecture and interior design are extremely interrelated.  Both require practitioners to sustain specific skill sets relative to computer-aided drafting, BIM and graphics for the purpose of communicating design ideas to the public.  In an age of progressive technology, it is difficult for design professionals to stay abreast of the modern techniques and software programs which are needed to compete in a market flooded with fresh talent.  This certificate will offer entry level training to out of date design professionals, or any individual wishing to augment their existing skill sets with the latest design related software applications.

Construction Management Certificate
This certificate is designed to provide educational opportunities for those who have a need to enhance their construction management skills and techniques. The certificate provides an opportunity to learn estimating, pricing, bidding, planning, scheduling, and contract administration, and computer applications in construction management.

E-Commerce Development Certificate
The E-Commerce Development Certificate will enable you to upgrade your current application development skills to Web-based platforms. Interested students should have at least two to three years of application development experience or have completed the IT Certificate for Web Development. Upon completion of the E-Commerce Development Certificate, students will have the skills and knowledge to build and maintain data driven e-commerce sites.

Human Resource Management Certificate 
This 21.0 credit hour Certificate provides a comprehensive overview of Human Resource competencies for helping individual employees, work groups, and organizations succeed. Courses emphasize the application of vital concepts to help students attain an understanding of all related areas of human resources. Students who take OLS 33100 in a face-to-face setting may also earn the 30-hour OSHA certification as a compliment to this certificate program.

Information Technology (Web Development Emphasis)
Unlock your computing potential with a certificate in information technology from the Department of Computer and Information Technology in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI.

International Leadership Certificate
This 18.0 credit hour interdisciplinary certificate is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, abilities, perceptions, and experiential learning opportunities appropriate for any student interested in supervising or leading individuals from different countries or preparing for international work assignments. Requirements include a combination of leadership, foreign language, and international experience coursework.

Leadership Studies Certificate
The certificate in Leadership Studies equips students with the knowledge, skills, experiences, attitudes, perspectives, and tools necessary to understand the broad-based concepts associated with leadership in a variety of individual, organizational, and community settings in an ever changing, pluralistic, global society. Students may complete this 18.0 credit hour certificate completely online or on campus.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
Lean Six Sigma is the combination of two proven methodologies for improving total organization performance through systematic and continuous process improvement.  Most Fortune 100 companies have implemented Six Sigma, and this certificate will be well received by employers.  The courses are best matches for MET and EET majors, but anyone is encouraged to pursue this certificate.  The certificate includes taking two courses: IET 36400 and IET 45400 and completing an independent project.

Medical Device Cybersecurity Certificate
Learn about medical device vulnerabilities, threat detection, and risk mitigation through this online technical training. Coursework focuses on clinical applications of networks with respect to medical device interoperability, physiological data acquisition, and medical device protection. Emphasis is on the medical devices utilized in patient care such as monitors, anesthesia machines, intravenous pumps.  Hands on experiences through virtual laboratories allow participants to explore medical device cybersecurity without traveling to campus.

Motorsports Engineering Technology Certificate
There are two motorsports technology certificates, both providing a series of fundamental, hands-on motorsports/automotive related courses. One option is for students majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology and the second option is for students majoring in Electrical or Computer Engineering Technology. While these are stand-alone certificates, it is best if combined with an engineering or engineering technology program such as Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Network Security Certificate
The Network Security Certificate (NSC) provides information assurance and security education and training to students and professionals. Information assurance and security professionals are responsible for the policies and technologies used to safeguard the information systems infrastructure of a company.

Sustainable Technologies Certificate
Green jobs are rapidly being created as the economy begins embracing sustainable, energy efficiency, and low-carbon practices. The driving forces behind the development of green jobs are businesses wishing to maintain cutting edge technology, become more energy efficient, while lowering their carbon foot print, or becoming entirely carbon neutral. The governments of the world, the U.S. being one of them, support these developments through initiatives including: federal funding, subsidies, tax reform, and carbon markets. This certificate is designed to address a growing need for professionals who can contribute to the green global workforce with knowledge in sustainable practices in current technologies. The Sustainable Technologies Certificate will be beneficial to students who want to acquire knowledge in areas of renewable energies, green building, and sustainable design, and who may want to pursue a career in a sustainable technology. All of the Sustainable Technologies Certificate courses will be offered online. Students are required to successfully complete a total of 6 courses (18 credit hours) to earn the certificate. No more than 6.0 units of transfer credit can be applied towards this certificate.

Technical Communication Certificate
The undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication is offered by the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI in cooperation with the Department of English, the Department of Communication Studies, and the Society for Technical Communication.