College of EngineeringDepartment of Industrial and Systems EngineeringAcademicsGraduateGraduate CertificatesAutomotive Manufacturing Systems

Graduate Certificate in Automotive Manufacturing Systems

On-Campus and Fully Online – 12 credit hours

This graduate certificate is for students looking to acquire more knowledge in automotive manufacturing. Students completing this certificate will explore the design, analysis, and operation of manufacturing systems as a combination of humans, machinery, equipment, tooling, controls, building, and transportation that are bound by a common material and information flow through application-based courses in state-of-the-art labs and classroom environments.

Complete any four of the five, three-credit hour courses listed here:

  • INSY 6330 Six Sigma (Offered every Fall)
  • INSY 6800 Lean Systems (Offered every Fall and Spring)
  • INSY 6830 Vehicle Technology and Trends (Offered every other Fall from Fall 2022)
  • INSY 6840 Control of the Manufacturing Floor and Processes (Offered-odd numbered years in Fall)
  • INSY 6860 Innovations in Manufacturing Systems (Offered every other Spring from 2024)

Distance courses are delineated by the section number beginning with the letter D, such as INSY 6600-D01.

All academic credit earned from the certificate may be applied toward a graduate degree. Once you complete this certificate, you are only 6 courses away from obtaining a Master of Science in Engineering Management (any option) or 6 courses plus a one-hour graduate seminar course from completing a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

To see a listing of all INSY courses, click here.

The courses in our program can be taken in any order and prerequisites are generally not enforced at the Graduate level. Taking three courses (9 hours) is considered full-time for an on-campus graduate student. Most online students take 1-2 courses per semester.