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Graduate Certificate in Risk and Emergency Management

Risk analysis and management are essential evaluation and planning tools for any organization with exposure to organizational, employee safety, technical and natural hazards. Analyzing existing data, and developing anticipator assessments enables the private and public entity to save time, money, and the health and safety of employees and population by identifying hazard exposures such that each can be managed relative to the degree of risk that it represents. This graduate certificate enables the engineer, business leader and civic planner to take the lead in managing and mitigating these types of risk exposures through hazard identification, qualification & quantification, scenario development, preparations, as well as understanding the fundamentals of Emergency Response Planning at the city, state and federal levels. For this, the four courses required for to earn the graduate certificate range from qualitative assessment of system exposure to hazards, to the quantitative analytic methods, and into the policy level decisions required to mitigate environmental hazards and emergency response planning.

The certificate consists of four 3-credit courses. Each course is in-class/online hybrid that enables students to participate fully online, fully in-class or combination of the two. Course Credits earned are transferable to other graduate certificates as well as a future master’s degree if: 1) transferred within 6 years, 2) grade is B or greater.

Degree Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Risk and Emergency Management requirements:

EMGT 602Engineering Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management

3 cr.

IE 614/EMGT 704Engineering Risk Analysis Methods

3 cr.

EMGT 691Special Topics in Engineering Management

3 cr.

EMGT 626/IE 626Discrete Event Simulation

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 12