Graduate Certificate in New Product Development
Gain the critical skills needed to further your engineering career with the College of Engineering’s Graduate Certificate in New Product Development at Temple University. This nine-credit online certificate program is designed for practicing engineers looking for advanced technical knowledge and new management tools.
Students will acquire expertise in the marketing of technological products, interpersonal leadership, and the design and execution of organizational processes. They will also learn theories and practices for innovation, methods for design inquiry and characteristics of a design thinking process. Instruction in Agile project management methodologies and financial analysis of the value of a project will expand students’ leadership skills and business acumen.
Discover new roles for leaders and managers in forward-thinking organizations adapting to changes in the market. With this graduate certificate, students will learn the principles to innovate and lead new product development directly from industry experts working in the field. They will understand how to effectively use these tools to conceptualize, establish and bring to market valuable new projects, products and services in the context of an existing organization.
A Clear Path to a Master's Degree
Meet the demands of an evolving industry through Temple’s innovative approach to continuing education for engineers. The New Product Development Certificate (Graduate) is part of a series of four graduate certificates offering students flexibility and customization. Students can choose one to gain specific niche skills or combine them for cross-disciplinary training. All four certificates can be completed along with a capstone project to earn the Master of Engineering MEng.
Program Format & Curriculum
Students can complete the six courses of 1.5 credits each in three semesters. The curriculum is delivered in an online format blending synchronous and asynchronous courses. The nine-credit program comprises exams, group projects, individual assignments and online discussion forums.
The courses required for this certificate include the following.
- Design Thinking
- Idea to Invoice: Managing the New Product Development Process–Part 1
- Idea to Invoice: Managing the New Product Development Process–Part 2
- Management Principles for Innovators, Engineers and Technologists–Part 1
- Management Principles for Innovators, Engineers and Technologists–Part 2
- Marketing Technological Products and Services
Related Graduate Certificates
Temple’s College of Engineering has created a series of graduate certificates to fill the widening skills gap in the engineering industry. The New Product Development Certificate (Graduate) will provide specialized technical and advanced leadership skills and prepare students to branch off into management and sales positions within the field. Graduates can expect to find roles similar to the following engineering positions.
- Lead systems engineer
- New product engineer
- Product marketing manager
- Retail technology application manager
- Senior product engineer