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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 18, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Systems Engineering Certificate

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The Health Systems Engineering (HSE) certificate provides engineering students with the opportunity to apply industrial engineering principles and tools to improve healthcare systems.   The HSE program has been designed to let students better understand the dynamics, structure and functions of healthcare organizations.

To complete the certificate, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete six (6) credits of the required HSE courses - listed below as IE 1106  and IE 1108 
  • Complete nine (9) additional approved credits from electives in the healthcare field. These can be from Industrial Engineering, the College of Business Administration, or the health-related professions. Approved courses are listed below. With approval of the undergraduate coordinator, other elective courses can be chosen from areas relevant to the student’s objectives such as health-related professions or information sciences.
  • Complete their Senior Design Project course in a healthcare-related organization.
  • Acquire approved work experience with a healthcare organization through internships or the Cooperative Education (Co-op) program. Three of the nine (9) elective credits can be earned by completing the Co-op program within a healthcare organization.

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