The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management and Leadership is designed to equip the STEM professional or current graduate student in a STEM discipline with the necessary skills and competencies to manage and lead engineering and technology-based projects.


To earn the Certificate, students need to complete the following three courses (9-credits):

  • MIE 645: Project Budgeting and Finance for Engineers 
  • MIE 664: Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship 
  • MIE 670: Technical Project Management

These three courses can be taken in any sequence since they each focus on different skills and do not build on each other.

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Registration is administered through UMass Amherst University Without Walls. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $600
Registration Fee per semester $60
Returned Check Fee per semester** $30

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled.

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from three to four credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Current and non-matriculating (non-degree) students with STEM undergraduate degrees may apply for the Certificate. Non-matriculating students should have a sufficient technical background, as determined by the MSEM Program Director, to join the Certificate program. The Certificate is transitional. All 9-credits received as part of the Certificate can be counted towards the completion of the MSEM.

To enroll, the completion and submission of the Intention to Complete the Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Leadership is mandatory and should be done prior to the student taking their first class.  Students must be registered at UMass Amherst as a graduate student in a STEM discipline or as a non-degree graduate student before completing this form.  Please note that completion of the Certificate does not automatically qualify a student for the MSEM program and completion of the Certificate by a non-degree graduate student does not imply admission to the University in a specific academic program.

All courses associated with the Certificate will be taught each year, both on campus and online, allowing students to complete the Certificate in a timely fashion.