Graduate Certificate Program New Product Development Management

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New Product Development Management Graduate Certificate Overview

PSU Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

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.

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, designing, or developing new products, processes, hardware, software, or services.

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
    16
    Start Term
    Any

New Product Development Management Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

Portland is at the nexus of many design and technology firms and graduates with product development skills are in high demand. The program is tailored for the needs of working professionals in diverse technical disciplines and technology marketing roles. Classes are project-based and students benefit from the experience and network of their peers. Instructors involved in this program do research in new product development and have worked with leaders in open innovation and design education. Instructors have diverse industry experience and have included the designer of Apple's Lisa computer under Steve Jobs and the inventor of the USB flash drive.

What can I do with a graduate certificate in New Product Development Management?

ETM Alumni work for companies such as Intel, Daimler, Nike, and others on a wide range of areas of new product development including:

  • New Product Introduction Program Manager, Materials at Lam Research
  • Lead Systems Engineer at Collins Aerospace
  • Senior Product Engineer at ACUTE Innovations
  • Product Marketing Manager at Planar Systems
  • Retail Technology Application Manager at Nike

Curriculum

Students must take four of the following courses:

  • ETM 543 Front End Management for New Product Development
  • ETM 547 New Product Development
  • ETM 549 Management of Technology Innovation
  • ETM 555 Technology Marketing
  • ETM 556 User-Centered Innovation
  • ETM 558 Engineering Financial Management

Course Requirements

Total credit hours: 16

Accreditation

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