Graduate Certificate Program Engineering Project Management

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Engineering Project Management Graduate Certificate Overview

PSU Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

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.

About the Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science includes five departments, 84 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 students. We offer academic programs that provide transformative opportunities within the classroom and beyond. If you join our college, you'll be connected to Portland's leading tech companies providing opportunities for internships, mentoring, networking, and long term careers. Our faculty offer research opportunities that allow for collaborative or individual study, culturing creativity and innovation. If you want to push what’s possible, in Portland and far beyond, accelerate your career with a graduate degree from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Degree Details

  • GC
    Graduate Certificate
    On campus
    Total Credits
    Start Term

Engineering Project Management Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

The Project Management Graduate Certificate aligns with the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge but unlike a basic workshop or online class, gives a thorough grounding in areas with talented professionals and researchers involved in extending the world of Project Management.

What can I do with a graduate certificate in Engineering Project Management?

ETM graduates serve as project management leaders in a broad range of organizations including:

  • Senior Project Manager at Nike
  • Project Leader at Daimler
  • Project Manager at Tektronix
  • Project Management Specialist at Boeing
  • Program Manager at Microsoft
  • National Operations Program Manager, US Forest Service
  • Senior Technical Program Manager at Lam Research


Take any 4 of these 6 courses.
  • ETM 522 Communication and Teambuilding
  • ETM 525 Strategic Planning in Engineering Management
  • ETM 544 Organizational Project Management



  • ETM 545 Project Management
  • ETM 546 Project Management Tools
  • ETM 560 Total Quality Management


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).