Certificate in Global Integrated Systems Engineering

Apply Complex Engineering Solutions That Incorporate Multicultural Factors


Program Details

  • Location: Online, UW Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Days, Evenings
  • Cost: $10,740 (estimated)

Next start date

September 29, 2016

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About this Program

For engineers in organizations that compete globally, systems thinking – understanding how different aspects of a system interconnect and impact the overall outcome – has become increasingly important. Factoring in the unique cultural issues that affect complex design and engineering projects is an essential part of the process.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll develop the systems thinking, problem solving and analytical skills needed to excel in today's global business environment. We’ll focus on topics related to systems engineering, project management, supply chain management and finance while considering multicultural factors. Learn to apply innovative industry techniques to design and optimize complex systems across a variety of engineering disciplines.

Designed For

Practicing engineers and other professionals who want to become systems engineers or incorporate systems engineering principles into their work.

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What You'll Learn

  • Models for systems analysis and process, requirements analysis and functional analysis
  • Project management considerations throughout the project life cycle
  • Financial modeling concepts
  • How to handle supply chain management challenges, including definition and scope, logistics, inventory and risks
  • Skills for cross-cultural communication,  international team building and outsourcing

Get Hands-On Experience

You will complete a team-based capstone project to solve a real-world problem and present your solution to the client.

Earn graduate credit

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

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Formats


Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.


Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are, on your own schedule. You simply need to complete assignments by their due dates. Video lectures, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates. You can stream video lectures as they are delivered live or view recordings at a later time.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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