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Certificate in Engineering Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Analysis

The design and analysis of engineering systems are becoming much more dependent on the ability of the engineer to analyze the system in the context of uncertainties in system performance, evaluate the reliability of normal operation and the risk of off-normal operation, and then make appropriate decisions to maintain reliability with optimal performance. As a result, many industries (e.g., manufacturing, chemical, nuclear) are looking for engineering graduates with appropriate understanding and knowledge in these areas.

The Certificate in Engineering Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Analysis includes courses in statistics and probability, modern uncertainty analysis, decision analysis, and probabilistic reliability and risk assessment. The primary goal of this program is to significantly increase the number of engineers with a fundamental understanding of uncertainty, reliability, and risk-based decision-making.

Interested students should fill out the application form and send it with additional materials to: Professor Michael Corradini, Department of Engineering Physics, College of Engineering, 147 Engineering Research Building, 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706.