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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Systems Engineering Certificate


The HSE Certificate provides engineering students with the opportunity to apply industrial engineering principles and tools to improve healthcare systems.   The Health Systems Engineering 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 Health Systems Engineering 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 IE, CBA 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 Co-op program.Three of the 9 elective credits can be earned by completing the co-op program within a healthcare organization.