The College of Engineering and Computer Science has a variety of certificates available to students. For more information about a certificate that interests you, click the appropriate link below:

 


Big and Smart Data Sciences

There is an unprecedented growth in data collected by all types of organizations, for various scientific, medical, financial, and other purposes, as a result of activities in interconnected world including our social activities on the Web, by using sensors and other high throughput devices on or around individuals and around the globe, and so on. This has given rise to Big Data, characterized by 5Vs (Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value). Smart Data is about intelligent processing of Big Data for improved insights and decision making for enterprises and individuals. Data Sciences is about creative approach, methodologies and techniques that span data acquisition to analysis and applications. This unique certificate in Big and Smart Data Sciences will equip a Computer Science & Engineering student in pursuing a highly sought after Data Scientist’s career in managing Big Data and helping create Smart Data enabled applications for enterprises and individuals.

Did you know?

  • "In tech jobs market, data analysis is tops" - USA Today, Oct 5, 2012
  • "Big Data could generate millions of new jobs" - CNN Money, May 21, 2013
  • "Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century" - Harvard Business Review, Oct 2012
  • "The number of job postings for data scientist positions increased by 15,000% between the summers of 2011 and 2012." - Indeed.com

Students must meet the modified MS Admissions requirements as follows:

  1. A B.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Information Sciences
  2. Minimum GPA 3.0
  3. Minimum combined GRE 298

Exceptions

  1. A student with a B.S. degree in science or engineering will be conditionally admitted to the certificate program with the requirement to complete the core courses (CS-5100 Data Structures and Algorithms, and CEG-6350 OS Internals and Design).
  2. GRE requirement is waived for an applicant, if the applicant
    1. is a Wright State ECS graduate with minimum GPA 3.3, or
    2. has a graduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S. institution of higher education, or
    3. is a non-degree graduate student who has accumulated 9 or more hours of CS/CEG graduate courses and has minimum GPA 3.3, or
    4. has 3 or more years work experience in software development/analysis.

Certificate Requirements

18 hours of courses (6 courses) selected from:

  • CEG 7380 Cloud Computing
  • CS 7700 Advanced Database Systems
  • CS 7900 Web 3.0
  • CS 7810 Knowledge Representation
  • CS 7820 Semantic Web
  • CS 7740 Diverse Data Analytics
  • CS 7800 Information Retrieval
  • CS 7830 Applied Machine Learning
  • CS 7720 Data Mining
  • CEG 6520 Scientific Visualization
  • CS/CEG 7920 Independent Studies to carry out a project.

If the MS student is doing a thesis that is in the areas covered by this certificate, the student may petition reduction in formal course work for 3 to 6 credits.

* Note: Faculty committed to offer, but we can get started even before these courses are in the system and add them as soon as they are developed.

For more information, contact the Computer Science & Engineering Department.


Cyber Security Analytics

Cyberspace, and its use of information technology to globally connect the entire world has created an support, conduct business, direct actions, create artistic media, play games, engage in political discussion, and so on. Exciting new technologies like bitcoins, mobile cloud computing, tap-n-go devices using near field communications, RFID tags, 3-d printing and autonomic/intelligent systems (to name just a few) will enable amazingly new and different ways of interacting and socializing in cyberspace. But while great and wonderful capabilities will be provided via cyberspace, the tremendous risks these same capabilities present will also continue to grow. Therefore it is imperative that we understand the “risk profile” of cyberspace as it pertains to getting our individual jobs done and living our individual lives. The Certificate in Cyber Security Analytics being offered by Wright State University will provide business professionals with the technical foundation needed to understand the cyberspace risk profile.

Did you know?

  • "Hottest job on market: Cybersecurity professionals ... demand is overwhelming supply" – https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130525/business/705259991/
  • If any college student asked me what career would most assure 30 years of steady, well-paying employment" ... "I would respond, 'cybersecurity.' " - Alec Ross, senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, Washington Post, May 29, 2012
  • The demand for people with cybersecurity skills has grown 3.5 times faster than the demand for professionals in other IT-related jobs." – Burning Glass Technologies report in Computerworld, Mar 2013
  • More than 67,000 job openings in the U.S. last year alone, according to Computerworld" – IT Business Edge, Jun 12, 2013
  • The federal government will need 10,000 cybersecurity experts in the near future" - FCW, Oct 15, 2013

Admissions

Students must meet the modified MS Admissions requirements as follows:

  1. A B.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Information Sciences
  2. Minimum GPA 3.0

Certificate Requirements

The following 12 hours of courses (4 courses):

  • CEG 6400 Computer Networks & Security
  • CEG 6420 Host Computer Security
  • CEG 6750 Information Security
  • CEG 6424 Security Attacks & Defenses

For more information, contact the Computer Science & Engineering Department.


Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate)

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship in High Technology certificate is jointly sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. This certificate program is designed to enhance the technical expertise and business acumen of students, regardless of professional pursuit. Upon completion of this certificate program, graduates will be knowledgeable about the technical processes that drive innovation and possess the business skills required of entrepreneurs.

Courses (total of 16 credit hours):

  • ISE 4410 - Technology-Based Ventures
  • ISE 4400 - Engineering Economy
  • MGT 4810 - Special Topics in Management
  • MKT 4300 - Entrepreneurship
  • MKT 4850 - Special Topics in Marketing
  • ISE 4420 - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar

For more information, contact the Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering Department.


Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Graduate)

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship in High Technology certificate is jointly sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. This certificate program is designed to enhance the technical expertise and business acumen of students, regardless of professional pursuit. Upon completion of this certificate program, graduates will be knowledgeable about the technical processes that drive innovation and possess the business skills required of entrepreneurs. Graduate students can obtain this certificate as a degree or non-degree seeking student and has no GRE requirement.

Courses (total of 13 credit hours):

  • IHE 6410 - Technology-Based Ventures
  • IHE 6400 - Engineering Economy
  • MGT 6750 - Small Business Management
  • MKT 7300 - Entrepreneurship
  • IHE 6420 - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar

For more information, contact the Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering Department.


Lean-Ergonomics for Manufacturing & Health Care (Graduate)

The Lean-Ergonomics for Manufacturing certificate is offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and may be completed through Distance Education. Students must be enrolled as a graduate student and no GRE is required. This certificate program is to enhance the technical expertise in Ergonomics and Lean Manufacturing. Upon completion of this certificate program, the graduate will be knowledgeable in the utilization of the Ergonomics and Lean Manufacturing methods in industrial environments.

Courses (total of 15 credit hours):

  • IHE 6310 - Ergonomics
  • BME/IHE 7310 - Advanced Ergonomics
  • BME/IHE 7850 - Lean Process Improvement for Engineers
  • BME/IHE 6850 - Six Sigma for Engineers
  • IHE 7810 - Engineering Health Systems

Entrance and completion forms for the Lean-Ergonomics for Manufacturing & Health Care Certificate

For more information, contact the Biomedical, Industrial, & Human Factors Engineering Department.