University of Southern California
CREATE - programs will train professionals and students to develop and evaluate systems that protect against natural disasters, accidents, and attacks by terrorists or criminals. CREATE will deliver educational programs across the nation via distance education.

(SYSS Certificate)

The graduate certificate is an abbreviated interdisciplinary program that educates students in modeling risks and consequences of random events, and the development of strategies to improve system safety and system security.

Program will be aligned with the research agenda of the newly created Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events. Certificate includes the core courses of the Masters in System Safety and Security, but does not permit electives of specialization. Program is available via distance education, and is targeted at professional
employees in the aerospace industry.

Although this program is interdisciplinary in nature, the certificate is offered under the jurisdiction of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

Admission Standards: Applicants to the program are expected to have a degree in engineering, science or equivalent with undergraduate course work in engineering economy and statistics. Students are expected to have a bachelor's degree from accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a score of at least 650 for
the quantitative portion of the GRE test, and 400 on the verbal portion of the test, as a minimum. Admitted students who do not meet the course work requirements will be assigned courses to complete the deficiencies.

ISE 460 – Engineering Economy or Equivalent
Math 408 – Mathematical Statistics or Equivalent

Required Core courses:
ISE 550 Engineering Management of Government Funded Programs (3)
ISE 561 Financial and Economic Decision Making (3)
ISE 562 Value and decision theory (3)
PPD 501 Public Sector Economics (4)
PPD 587 Risk Analysis (4)

Total units for certificate: 17

For more information:

Contact: Evelyn Felina, Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Southern California
3715 McClintock Avenue, GER 241
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0913
Ph: (213) 740-7549
Fax: (213) 740-1120

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