Dec 02, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Production Analytics Graduate Certificate (Hartford)

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The Production Analytics certificate prepares engineers and scientists to use analytic tools in evaluating and revising production processes and systems. The program uses applied projects to build the ability to frame analytical questions and problems, collect and prepare data, perform statistical analysis, evaluate results, and develop actionable recommendations relevant to the question or problem.

Students in the program work on a series of applied projects that closely resemble the activities a professional in the field works on, including: production problems and questions; evaluating a production throughput, factor isolation and output risk analysis; modeling production changes, forecasting environmental control factor changes, and minimization of defects and shortages; and model tuning to represent current-state and adjust models as underlying assumptions change.

The program is taught by Rensselaer’s outstanding and highly ranked faculty. The program is built using a blended delivery methodology, bringing the best aspects of classroom and online learning together to deliver a unique project-based program – completely digitally, meaning that working professionals anywhere can participate fully in what is a personal and challenging eperience. Not only will students learn the latest aspects of the profession, they’ll gain experience through the projects.

Certificate Information

The certificate requires three 3-credit hour courses, for a total of 9 credit hours.

  • The program results in a graduate-level certificate in Production Analytics.
  • The certificate’s blended online delivery reflects today’s dynamic workplace.

  • Courses are taken for credit, and successful completion requires a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

  • Practitioner faculty guide the completion of project work as it relates to students’ career objectives.

  • As each of the courses build upon prior courses, courses must be taken in sequence.

  • Students completing the Production Analytics certificate are not eligible to complete the Business Intelligence (BIH) or the Health Analytics (HAH) certificates.

  • Students may choose to complete multiple certificates or apply certificates to other degree programs, according to each program’s requirements (for eligible programs, see program Web site at

  • For more information about start dates and application requirements, see program Web site at (

Students completing this certificate are able to:

  • use data in an analytic framework to evaluate and respond, in context, to a problem, decision, or research question.
  • communicate with purpose and clarity in written and oral formats.
  • use software languages and tools to analyze data and to produce meaningful and representative results.
  • apply leadership tools to facilitate inquiry and change processes within an organization.
  • assemble and prepare data from multiple sources that informs analysis in a sound and ethical manner.
  • analyze data to discover relationships and deliver insights to inform a problem, decision, or research question.
  • use data to inform and provide insights to business questions and decisions.


The following courses are required and are taken in sequence for a total of 9 credit hours:

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