Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses for Professionals and Engineers

The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to offer online and face to face (on campus) Continuing Education courses for Students, Professionals and Engineers. Course Certificates and Micro-credentials (Digital Badges) will be issued to participants who successfully complete the courses with a passing grade. Micro-credentials are desirable for career advancement or to be recognized by employers as they demonstrate your mastery of new and specific skills.

We also offer courses for licensed professional engineers. We work in a world of evolving technology, increased consumer expectations and other emerging issues. Practice in this changing environment requires ongoing development of knowledge and skills. It is critical that licensees remain current with changes and developments in the profession to render quality services and to ensure public protection.

ONLINE (DISTANCE LEARNING) COURSES:

November 19: (GB1901a) 8-week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. REGISTRATION CLOSED
Participants will become familiar with basic Lean and Six Sigma tools within the context of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control)methodology. Course Certificates and Digital Badges will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Dr. Mohammad T. Khasawneh. For more information and to register click here

December 17: (GB1901b) 4-week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Winter Break offering with special student pricing) . REGISTER NOW
Participants will become familiar with basic Lean and Six Sigma tools within the context of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control)methodology. Course Certificates and Digital Badges will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Dr. Mohammad T. Khasawneh. For more information and to register click here

January 28, 2019: (GBHC19-01) Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Healthcare. REGISTER HERE
This course will emphasize why implementation of Lean Six Sigma is vital to the continuous improvement of hospital operations in specific and healthcare delivery systems in general. Several healthcare case studies and applications of Lean Six Sigma concepts will be presented. The course will be delivered via 33 hours of pre-recorded lectures. Course Certificates and Digital Badges will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Dr. Mohammad T. Khasawneh. For more information and to register click here

February 11, 2019: (YB19-01)) Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Registration opens soon.
More information will pe posted

ONLINE UPCOMING COURSES:
If interested in any of the below courses please click here to complete an interest form. NOTE that the interest form is NOT a registration form. To register for any course you must complete a registration form specific to each course. 

 

Spring 2019: (PDE1901) Introduction to Finite Element Method (FEM). If interested click here.  This is a 5-week online course with a final take home exam given in week 6. The course will cover the fundamentals of FEM through typical mechanical engineering examples. Stiffness method will be introduced for the solution procedure. Knowledge of a programming language (Matlab or Python preferred) will be very helpful. Application of stiffness method to solve truss, beam, frame, and 1-D fluid flow problems will be taught. Course Certificates and Digital Badges will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Mahdi Farahikia. For more information abou the course go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/product-design/finite-element-method/index.html

Spring 2019: (PDE1902) Finite Element Method using ANSYS. If interested click here
This is a 5 week online course with a final take home exam given in week 6. This course will cover fundamentals of using ANSYS APDL for engineering simulations. "Why", "what" and "how" are the questions that will be answered for each necessary step during engineering analysis. Proper modeling and meshing techniques, and extraction and interpretation of the results (derived from simulations) will be taught. Course Certificates and Digital Badges will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Mahdi Farahikia. For more information about this course go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/product-design/finite-element-analysis/index.html

Spring 2019: (DAT1901) Introduction to Probability and Statistics. If interested click hereThis course teaches the foundational concepts of data analytics that is the fundamentals of probability and statistics. Data science is a growing field of study and practice as data is quickly becoming the world most abundant and untapped resource. Social, mobile and the proliferation of inter-connectivity via the internet has led to vast amounts of data; however, we all require the ability to transform these raw data into meaningful information to help make better and faster decisions. Introduction to Probability and Statistics provides the class participant with the means to convert several forms of data into usable information. The course will be delivered via 6 hours pre-recorded lectures. Course Certificates and Digital Badges will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Dr. Mohammad T. Khasawneh. For more information about this course go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/data-science/statistics/index.html

 

FACE TO FACE (ON CAMPUS) COURSES:

If interested in any of the below courses please click here to complete an interest form.

Spring 2019: Introduction to Python Programming.  This course introduces computer programming in Python for those who have little or no prior computer programming experience. The course will be heavily based on hands-on exercises, so participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. The following topics will be covered: 1) Software installation and language basics, 2) Variables and data structures (strings, lists, matrices, dictionaries), 3) Flow control and function definition, 4) Plotting and visualization, 5) Using modules, 6) Object-oriented programming. Instructor: Dr. Hiroki Sayama. For more information go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/data-science/python/index.html.

Spring 2019: Design Thinking. This 1-day course teaches the fundamentals of Design Thinking. Design Thinking is collaborative, team-based approach used to find breakthrough solutions to complex problems. Design Thinking focuses on experiential' design, in that a strong emphasis is placed on the experience of the end-user of a product or service. This hand-on workshop will include many powerful Design Thinking tools and techniques. Design Thinking has been used to develop real solutions to difficult problems across every industry. Its approach to collaboration, innovation and creative problem solving is universal to any team and all organizations. Course Certificates and Digital Badges* will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Prof. Michael V. Testani .For more information go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/product-design/design-thinking/index.html

Spring 2019:Emotional Intelligence. This 1-day course teaches will help class participants discover how they can help transform the way they communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, using two foundational dimensions of communication that dramatically affect EI. These dimensions guide our personal actions, which shape an organization's culture and directly affect business performance.
Instructor: Richard (dick) Orth. 

Courses for Licensed Professional Engineers (also open to all professionals and students)

If interested in any of the below courses please click here to complete an interest form.

Summer/Fall 2019: Ergonomics (6PDH)
This 1-day course teaches the fundamentals of Ergonomics. Products, process and services require that the well-being and safety of their users is a top priority. This course focuses on the foundation concepts of ergonomics and its application to product and process design. The course is approved for 6 professional development hours (PDH) for professional engineers, and is open to all professionals and students. Course Certificates and Digital Badges* will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Dr. Brian Galli.

Spring 2019: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (6PDH)
 This 1-day course teaches the fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) The GD&T method is much more robust than traditional +/- tolerancing and provides a higher degree of accuracy for part design and fabrication. Designers, machinists, drafts persons, mechanical engineers, procurement engineers and quality assurance will learn how to apply GD&T to their own job. The course is approved for 6 professional development hours (PDH) for professional engineers and is also open to all professionals and students. Course Certificates and Digital Badges* will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Michael V. Brown.

Spring/Summer 2019 Engineering Ethics (6PDH)
This 1-day course is designed to expose prospective engineering managers to the theories and practices that are essential in the ethical environment of modern engineering organizations. Topics include definitions of ethical behavior and leadership, the history of ethical thought, moral decision-making, and the importance of values such as honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. During the course, we will fully explore ethical autonomy, collaboration, communication and moral imagination. The course is approved for 6 professional development hours (PDH) for professional engineers, and it is also open to all professionals and students. Course Certificates and Digital Badges* will be issued to passing students. Instructor: Dr. Brian Galli.

March 2019: PE (Professional Engineering) exam prep course.

More information to come soon.

March 2019: FE (Professional Engineering) exam prep course. 

More information to come soon.


Please contact Astrid Stromhaug at 607-777-6241 or email us at wtsnindy@binghamton.edu if you have any questions or if you are interested in any of the above upcoming courses