Health Systems Engineering Certificate Program | NC State ISE

Health Systems Engineering Certificate Program

Health Systems Engineering Certification Program Brochure (PDF 722KB)

Our program is designed to provide you with a learning experience in preparation for a career in the healthcare field. After successful completion of the program, you will receive a Health Systems Engineering Certificate which sets you apart and makes you more marketable for a future career in the healthcare industry.

Why join the Health Systems Engineering Certificate Program?

  • Discover career opportunities in the healthcare industry
  • Learn through practical and academic work
  • Gain the exposure healthcare organizations value when considering job applicants
  • Assistance in obtaining an internship in the healthcare field
  • Position yourself to make an impact on healthcare in your community and the United States


  • Gain key background knowledge of the healthcare industry and environment through academic course work (one course in the fall and spring semester)
  • Set yourself apart from other industrial and systems engineers by earning unique qualifications in lean-six sigma, balanced scorecards, staffing, and performance improvement in healthcare
  • Make yourself more marketable for a future career in the healthcare industry; further enhance your resume
  • Acquire hands-on practical experience in process improvement with a healthcare organization
  • Network with professionals in healthcare management and performance improvement

Application Deadline

Undergraduates – November 1st *

Graduate Students – December 20th

* All undergraduate applications should be eligible to graduate by the spring of the following year


  • A minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Your resume (maximum of 2 pages, please)
  • A brief statement of why you are interested in a career in healthcare (no more than 1 page, please)
  • One ISE faculty recommendation
  • An unofficial transcript

To Apply

Email your resume, a one-page statement of interest and faculty recommendation to

Successful candidates will be notified by December 15 for undergrads and March 15 for graduate students.