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Graduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
Graduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Lean Six Sigma, Graduate Certificate

Addressing the need to ensure quality, the Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma provides professionals with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in the lean manufacturing and Six Sigma quality management techniques. Students learn techniques to identify and eliminate waste systematically to help companies improve their bottom line. The graduate certificate may act as a standalone graduate option for post-baccalaureate and post-master’s students, or may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. The 12 credit hours in the certificate may be applied toward the M.S. in Energy Management with the approval of the Program Director.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management seeks the following:

  • Either a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related technical or scientific field, or a bachelor’s degree in business, provided relevant technical course requirements have been met
  • Undergraduate coursework in engineering economics, calculus, and statistics
  • Students missing any of the prerequisite courses should register for EMGT 6101 . This course satisfies the prerequisite requirement but does not count toward the 12 credit hours in the certificate.
  • An average GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  • Applicants should submit written description of any relevant and significant work experience
  • Applicants whose native language is not English will need to satisfy the UNC Charlotte Graduate School’s English proficiency requirements

This program accepts students in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is awarded upon completion of four graduate level courses (12 credit hours) in the area of Lean Six Sigma process design, planning, and execution. The cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0, and at most one course with a grade of C may be allowed toward the certificate. Requests for related course substitutions may be approved at the discretion of the Program Director.

Early Entry Program

Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.2 or above and with at least 75 credit hours completed toward a baccalaureate degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology at UNC Charlotte may be admitted as an Early Entry student provided they meet all other requirements of admission except the earned bachelor’s degree.