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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Dec 07, 2023
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Care Systems Engineering Certificate

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The certificate in Health Care Systems Engineering is intended for individuals pursuing careers in health systems management and process engineering.  Primarily designed for Master’s degree students in the Department of Health Policy & Management and the Department of Industrial Engineering, this program provides a rigorous and multi-disciplinary education as a complement to the core curriculum of both programs.  With a focus on enhancing innovation, effectiveness and efficiency in health care and public health, the Certificate’s ultimate goal is to produce well-educated professionals and leaders in their disciplines.  The HSE certificate is not a stand-alone option but is open to all Master’s students in Industrial Engineering, and students must formally apply for this option.  For IE graduate students, the MS degree in IE along with the HSE certificate requires a total of 36-38 credits.  Students interested in the HSE certificate are strongly encouraged to map out their study plans immediately after enrolling in the department.

A recommended study plan for MSIE students who choose the HSE Certificate option is shown below:


Fall Year 1

TOTAL:  10-11 credits


Spring Year 1

TOTAL:  12 credits


Fall Year 2

TOTAL:  9 credits


Spring Year 2

TOTAL:  5-6 credits


1If undergraduate degree is not in Industrial Engineering

2These electives can be switched around, or the last term could be reduced to just 3 credits if these elective credits are taken earlier in the program (e.g. during the fall or summer)

3Cannot be taken earlier





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