Graduate Certificates

Engineering & Technology Management

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates consist of four courses (16 credits) that are selected from a list of six qualifying courses. Most students take 9-12 month to complete the degree. 

Graduate Certificate in New Product Development 

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management of Technology

Graduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship (not currently accepting new students)

Graduate Certificate in Technology Management (not currently accepting new students)

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Graduate Certificate in New Product Development (NPD) Management

This program significantly enhances the capabilities of engineers and managers who are involved in researching, defining, designing or developing new products, processes, hardware, software or services. Students tend to hold technical or managerial positions in product marketing engineering, technology marketing engineering, advanced R&D management, engineering management, software engineering, design engineering or project management.

Select four out of six qualifying courses:

ETM 543/643 Front End Management for NPD
ETM 547/647 New Product Development
ETM 549/649 Managing Technological Innovation 
ETM 555/655 Technology Marketing
ETM 556/556 User Centered Innovation
ETM 558 Engineering Financial Management

Objective: The objective of the program is to prepare engineers and other technical personnel for working in the various areas of new product development.

Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the capabilities of engineers and managers who are involved in researching, defining, desinging or developing new products, processes, hardware, software or services

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Graduate Certificate Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management prepares engineers and scientists for leadership in project management. Project management responsibilities include understanding the role and challenges of projects in functional organizations, project-based organizations and matrix organizations; being able to link project management to an organization’s strategy; understanding the roles and challenges of project managers in a wide variety of projects; appreciating the positive role of conflict in projects and mitigating its negative effects;  conducting project planning, scheduling, resource allocation and estimating; and being able to audit and terminate projects.

Select four out of six qualifying courses:

ETM 522/622 Communication and Teambuilding 
ETM 525/625 Strategic Planning in Engineering Management 
ETM 544/644 Organizational Project Management 
ETM 545/645 Project Management 
ETM 546/646 Project Management Tools 
ETM 560/660 Total Quality Management


Objective:  The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for positions that require decision making knowledge and skills for leadership in managing projects.

Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the capabilities of engineers, scientists and those from related disciplines, working in technology-driven organizations, and aspiring to move into project management positions. The topics include strategic and operational aspects of project management, project selection methods, project organizations, project scheduling, execution, control and termination. The courses lead to better assessment of technologies and understanding of multiple perspectives such as impacts on economy, society and the environment. 

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Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management of Technology

Innovation and commercialization are major drivers of technology-related businesses and the economy. Efficiency and effectiveness in terms of the development and commercialization of new products and services are in turn driven by the construction and implementation of a strategic plan. Today’s fast changing “hypervelocity” technologies and markets pose a particular challenge. Industry boundaries become blurred, technologies evolve, undergo fusion, and markets change in often chaotic fashions so that prediction of the future in order to plan becomes problematic. This program is designed to address the issues of strategic planning and implementation, and dealing with high levels of uncertainty in a global technology business setting.

Select four out of six qualifying courses:

ETM 526/626 Strategic Management of Technology
ETM 527/627 Competitive Strategies in Technology Management 
ETM 530/630 Decision Making
ETM 534/634 Technology Roadmapping 
ETM 536/636 R&D Management
ETM 575/675 Science and Technology Policy


Objective: The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for positions that require strategic decision making knowledge and skills for leadership responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the strategic management capability of engineers and managers in technology driven organizations. The program provides the students with key tools that they can use for making strategic decisions. This leads to a better assessment of multiple strategic scenarios and achievement of better outcomes in developing competitive technology based products and services.

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Graduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship

Currently, this program does not accept new students.

The ability to start new technology firms and create new technology-driven business ventures comprises a key source of competitiveness in the 21st Century. Many technology-driven startup firms have emerged and continue to emerge in the greater Portland Metropolitan Area. These firms, as well as the major technology-based global companies have expressed a critical need for an advanced graduate-level educational resource to improve the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills of employees that they have identified as future leaders. A graduate-level program in technological entrepreneurship was mentioned in particular. This program is designed to address that need.

Select four out of the six qualifying courses:

ETM 531/631 Technology Assessment and Acquisition 
ETM 535/635 Advanced Engineering Economics 
ETM 548/648 Managing New Technology Introduction 
ETM 561/661 Technological Entrepreneurship 
ETM 562/662 New Venture Management 
ETM 573/673 Management of Intellectual Capital


Objective: The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for entrepreneurial roles in their companies or start-up firms.

Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the capabilities engineers and managers who want to create technology-driven ventures. The program provides the students with key tools that they can use at work while generating new ventures and new business activity. Overall, this leads to a better understanding of the impact of technology and entrepreneurial activity on the economy, society and the environment.

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Graduate Certificate in Technology Management

Currently, this program does not accept new students.

Management of technological innovation consists of both the invention and improvement of technology and the introduction into the marketplace of new products, processes, or services based on technology. Thus, technological innovation is focused on the entire cycle from the initial idea to the commercialization of technology. In the 21st century, modern technologies continue to become more complex as do the applications. The integration of the technologies, the complex relationships of the applications, and the accelerated pace of technological change all present new challenges to technology management. More than ever, technological knowledge alone is not sufficient for sustainable competitive advantage – companies also need proficient technology management practices.

Select four out of the six qualifying courses:

ETM 519/619 Human Side of Technology Management 
ETM 520/620 Engineering and Technology Management 
ETM 532/632 Technology Forecasting 
ETM 533/633 Technology Transfer 
ETM 567/667 Knowledge Management
ETM 568/668 Energy Technology Innovations


Objective:  The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for positions that require decision making knowledge and skills for leadership in managing technology.

Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the capabilities of engineers, scientists, and those from related disciplines, working in technology-driven organizations, and aspiring to move into technology management positions. The topics include evaluation, forecasting, and road mapping current, emerging, and future technologies. The courses lead to better assessment of technologies and understanding of multiple perspectives such as impacts on economy, society, and the environment.

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