This Certificate is comprised of the following Specializations:

A Professional Certificate for the engineer who aspires to lead and engineering team.

University Credential

Earn Rice University’s Professional Certificate in Engineering Management and Leadership


9 courses: three 3-course Specializations, each focused on a particular skill area:
Part 1: Leadership
Part 2: Communication
Part 3: Project Management


Discount available when purchasing a 3-course Specialization as a package.

Professor Information

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Gayle Moran, Ph.D.

Gayle Moran is Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at RCEL. Most recently, she served as Lecturer in Business Communication at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Gayle has more than 20 years of professional communication expertise in a variety

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David Van Kleeck, Ph.D.

David Van Kleeck joined the staff of RCEL in August 2014 following a 34 year career as a Technologist and Manager in Shell’s research and development organization. During his Shell career, he held a variety of positions in which he

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Beata Krupa, Ph.D.

Beata Krupa is Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at RCEL and Lecturer in Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. She has over ten years of experience teaching professional communication, including courses in business communication, interpersonal

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Tom Phalen

Tom Phalen joined RCEL in July, 2015 after a 38 year career with Fluor, a Fortune 100 Engineering and Construction Company. He brings proven leadership and management skills to the Center, having led large multi-cultural and multi-discipline teams in executing

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Kazimir Karwowski

Kaz Karwowski joined the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) as Executive Director in July 2013 after four years with the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) and three years with MIT’s Army ROTC Program. Prior to joining GEL,

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