The increasing demand placed on the military and commercial sectors to improve the quality and reliability of engineering systems while cutting costs in a rapidly changing technological world are creating new challenges for industry and government personnel responsible for planning and leading multidisciplinary product development projects. The traditional, disciplinary engineering programs do not address the skill set, competencies, and practices needed for integrated product development.
The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science is offering both graduate certificate and degree programs in Integrated Product Development that stress the design, manufacture, implementation, and life-cycle issues of engineering systems. The programs focus on the benefits that are derived from implementing innovations in design and methods as well as in materials and process technologies to new product development. The programs aim to provide an innovative view of the landscape of product development to practitioners from different engineering disciplines, to enhance their practice of engineering today and to position them for career growth in the global economy.
Dean, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science