Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a variety of graduate certificates. Students who have been admitted to a UF degree-seeking graduate program (on-campus or EDGE), as well as non-degree-seeking students who have been given permission to enroll in ISE courses, are eligible to earn these certificates.

For assistance with registration or questions regarding these certificate programs, please contact Jordan Sharpshair, ISE Graduate Advisor.

System Engineering Certificate

The System Engineering Graduate Certificate trains students in how to create, evaluate, communicate, analyze, and manage system designs. It primarily aims at addressing industry needs for expertise in core methodological and application areas of Systems Engineering, including mathematical modeling and analysis of problems and design and management of systems.

Students must earn a grade of “B” or higher in the following 3 courses (9 credits) to earn this certificate:
ESI6552 Systems Architecture

System architecture is an abstract description of the entities of a system and the relationship between those entities. This course will acquaint students with concepts of systems architecture and the application of related methods to real-world systems. It provides foundations for developing and evaluating architectures for systems of systems, as well as process for generating functional, physical, and operational architecture from a top-level operations concept. This is a 3 credit hours project course.

ESI6553 Systems Design

A broad introduction to systems engineering and the structured approaches needed to design complex systems. Emphasizes formulation of systems problems and approaches to their solution. Introduces basic mathematical techniques for dealing with systems design.

ESI6555 Systems Management

Introduction to the concepts of systems and the role of systems engineering in their development. Basic framework for planning and assessing system development, and how systems analysis methods and techniques are integrated into systems engineering processes.

Occupational Safety Certificate

The Occupational Safety Graduate Certificate prepares students for a career in Occupational Safety. Required courses provide a solid foundation in Occupational Safety and System Safety Engineering, while advanced courses build on this foundation to focus on specific areas and real-world implementation.

Students must earn a grade of “B” or higher in the following 3 courses (9 credits) to earn this certificate:
EIN6216 Occupational Safety Engineering

Safety history and litigation; accident causation; safety organizations and agencies. Approaches to occupational safety and risk management. Product defects and safety program development; product liability; consumer product safety commission. Hazard communication standard. Workers’ compensation. OSHA safety standards and codes; OSHA record keeping. Common occupational hazards.

EIN6212 Loss Assessment and Control

This course will provide advanced coverage of risk assessment and management methods in the context of systems safety engineering. The course will cover different types of hazard exposure, including chemical, fire, radiation, asbestos, lead, and hazardous waste. Risk measurement and mitigation strategies will be identified for each hazard along with emergency response operations. Case studies will be delivered for summary and discussion. The term project will require application of a risk assessment method to a specific hazard exposure situation.

EIN6215 System Safety Engineering

This course will focus on identification and recognition of potential safety hazards as well as the concept of risk assessment. Various systems safety methodologies will be explored together with applications to hazard analysis and control. Industrial case studies will be referenced to illustrate the usefulness of system safety techniques.