The department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers the following certificates. Please visit below for more information.


Certificate in Data Analytics

The Lehigh University Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is an inter-collegiate graduate certificate program that offers tracks in the disciplinary areas related to data analytics. The certificate program prepares students with the knowledge and skills in the fast-growing area of data analytics. The program covers distinct principles of analytics, while each track features different aspects of data analytics.

The Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Track in the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is intended primarily for graduate students who are willing to obtain rigorous training in data analytics. The track offers a solid preparation in knowledge basis and skills on data processes and algorithms needed for industry or research positions, covering descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. It is offered both in-person and online.

Certificate Course Requirements

There are two categories of courses to choose from by a student to satisfy the proposed program requirements.

Descriptive and Predictive Analytics:
ISE 465 Applied Data Mining
ISE 364 Introduction to Machine Learning
ISE 410 Design of Experiments
ISE 409 Time Series Analysis

Prescriptive Analytics:
ISE 426  Optimization Models and Applications
ISE 455  Optimization Algorithms and Software
ISE 416  Dynamic Programming

A student needs to take at least one course from each category and a total of four courses must be chosen from these two categories in order to satisfy the certificate program requirements.


Certificate in Healthcare Systems Engineering

The purpose of the Certificate in Healthcare Systems Engineering is to provide students and working healthcare professionals with an introduction to fundamental skills in industrial and systems engineering and a background in healthcare delivery systems and processes. Individuals completing the certificate program will be better positioned to apply systems engineering knowledge and skills to improve overall quality, streamline processes and improve efficiency in healthcare systems. Upon completion of the certificate program, students have the option of applying to the Healthcare Systems Engineering Master of Engineering degree program and applying the 12 certificate credits towards the 30-credit Master’s degree.

Students who have been working for several years, or may not have the expected background, may be required to take refresher mathematics and/or statistic course(s) (e.g. ISE 328 and/or ISE 357) before starting the program to ensure they have the required mathematics and statistics skills.

All courses listed are offered through Distance Learning.

For more information, please visit the HSE website.


Certificate in Management Science and Engineering

The Certificate in Management Science and Engineering is offered by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). The program is directed toward integrating scientific methods with the functional aspects of organizations by investigating the application of quantitative methodology and systems analysis in the context of decision making, risk analysis, economics and cost analysis, production management, and supply chain logistics. This integration provides the students with broad engineering management perspectives toward managerial decision-making in both private enterprise and public administration. A list of the faculty and descriptions of the courses are included in the catalog description of the ISE department. The program is designed to accommodate students who are employed full time. It is possible to complete the certificate with courses that are available through Distance Learning.

Certificate Course Requirements

Each student is required to complete 12 credit hours of courses selected from the set of Management Science & Engineering Certificate Courses to receive the certificate. At least 9 credits must be ISE courses.

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