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Certificate Programs

Flexible Learning for Working Professionals

Advance your career through our certificate programs, where you'll learn to lead people and projects, make impactful decisions, and think strategically. 


In-person or Online




Late Afternoons & Evenings


$14, 250 (ESTIMATED)

Application deadline:  September 1, 2024

Our next program starts on September 25, 2024.



Designed for working professionals

With evening classes to accommodate work schedules, you can conveniently acquire cutting-edge skills. Whether you aim to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, or drive innovation, this program equips you with the tools to tackle complex challenges head-on.


Learn online or in-person

You can choose to attend classes either online or in person each week. Classroom sessions are held at the UW Seattle campus. Online classes are streamed live via web conferencing, and all sessions are recorded for later review.


Earn graduate credit

By completing this certificate program, you can earn graduate credit. Learn more about credit options.


This program will provide technical expertise for data-driven analysis of complex engineering systems, which will enable optimal decision making for executing the processes and operations in such systems. Those with this certificate will be able to understand and apply machine learning and statistical inference techniques to model and predict the outcomes of the systems under varying operating conditions. This knowledge, in turn, will allow them to optimize the allocation of resources to the system components or processes, choose the most suitable processing parameters, and ensure robustness and/or agility to both internal and external disturbances. They will also gain expertise in the design and analysis of experiments, including discrete event simulation, which are typically not covered in other engineering certificate programs. Therefore, the students will acquire the credentials to assume lead technical responsibilities for running large-scale product/process development and project operations.

This certificate program will provide the students with the capabilities to manage all the moving parts of a large technical project and ensure satisfaction of the established project requirements and objectives. Those with this certificate will be able to lead diverse engineering teams confidently, make model-based and data-driven decisions, and successfully manage complex projects to completion. In this regard, the certificate will provide the students with an in- depth knowledge of communicating effectively with all the stakeholders and knowing how to reach consensus in teams with individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. They will also gain expertise in financial planning, marketing strategies and conflict resolution, which are typically not covered in other engineering certificate programs. Therefore, the students will acquire the credentials to assume new engineering or technical leadership roles or enhance their current leadership skills significantly.

More exciting programs coming soon

ISE is currently developing new and impactful certification programs for working professionals. Check back regularly to explore and apply to our latest offerings.



If you have questions about the certificate programs that are not answered here, please contact Faculty Advisor, Ashis Banerjee at