Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems

The Manufacturing Systems certificate is designed to meet the needs of those who want a basic understanding of manufacturing systems and methods. It was created for manufacturing professionals who want to upgrade their skills, or take on a new assignment or position.

Students have the option to use coursework from their graduate certificate to continue in a Master of Science degree offered through the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas.

In response to COVID-19, the University of St. Thomas has made prudent decisions to act on the advice of state and medical professionals.  The format for fall 2021 will be in-person, hybrid or live online, with faculty ready to pivot to have all classes fully online if needed. The classes are still being held during their normal time on weeknights and Saturdays. 

We are happy to help you in every way possible on your journey to apply, register, and start classes. Each of our classes meet once a week or every other Saturday. 

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  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent). 

  • An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7 out of 4.0. (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)

To complete the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems, students must successfully complete 5 courses (15 graduate semester credits) and maintain a GPA of at least 2.7.

REQUIRED COURSES (5 courses = 15 total credits) 

Certificate Requirements:

Five courses (three required + two electives =15 credits) are required for this certificate.

Required courses (all three courses):

  • ETLS 501 Production and Operations Systems
  • ETLS 502 Manufacturing Processes
  • ETLS 506 Statistical Methods for Manufacturing Quality


Elective courses (choose two):

  • ETLS 505 Managerial Accounting and Performance Management
  • ETLS 551 Strategic Quality Management
  • ETLS 570 Purchasing, Logistics, and Distribution
  • ETLS 601 Program/Project/Team Management
  • ETLS 660 Engineering Leadership

View Graduate Engineering Course Catalog


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