Courses taken to meet the requirements of any certificate offered in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology may be applied toward an M.S. degree in industrial and systems engineering as long as all the other requirements of the degree are met. Only courses taken at NIU for graduate credit may be applied toward a certificate. Students must achieve a minimum of a B in each course applied toward all certificates.
This certificate equips graduate students with advanced skills required in manufacturing and service plants that apply the principles of lean production and Six Sigma. Lean production and Six Sigma methodology has become a key component of successful production systems.