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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Lean Six Sigma Certificate

Advisor: Nadiye O. Erdil, Assistant Professor, PhD, Binghamton University

Lean approaches to production, operations and processes translate to improved quality, shorter lead-time and lower cost. Lean is needed for survival in this global marketplace and to become competitive means to become Lean. This certificate is designed for the professionals who wish to learn about the latest on the concepts of Lean / Six Sigma and the techniques that are used to implement Lean in an organization, whether it be service, manufacturing, or any others. A total of four courses (12 credit hours) compose the requirements for this certificate as listed below. Applicants are expected to have a background in statistics. The certificate academic advisor may allow substitutions to best meet the professional need of the students. The courses taken for this certificate are applicable toward the M.S. in Industrial Engineering.

EM 604 Concepts of Engineering & Quality Management
EM 627 Value Engineering and Design
EM 628 Six-Sigma Quality Planning
EM 639 Achieving Optimal Operations

Total: 12 credit hours

Quality Engineering

Advisor: Nadiye O. Erdil, Assistant Professor, PhD, Binghamton University

This certificate is designed to provide quality and reliability professionals who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills with the most up-to-date analytic techniques and standards in the area of quality assurance and control, reliability engineering and experimental design. The program provides a solid foundation in probability and statistical methods, followed by specialized courses in quality including the ISO standards, in reliability including reliability algorithms and models, and in experimental design covering factorial and Taguchi methods. The courses taken for this certificate are applicable toward the M.S. in Industrial Engineering and the M.S. in Operations Research programs.

IE 607 Probability Theory
IE 609 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
IE 624 Quality Analysis

Plus one of the following:

IE 643 Reliability and Maintainability
IE 688 Design of Experiments

Total credits: 12