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Biotechnology Project Management Certificate

The biotech industry has a distinct set of requirements for the project manager. Managing various discovery, development, testing and manufacturing processes within a highly-regulated and creative environment poses unique project management challenges, not usually covered in foundation curriculum or traditional industry experience.

Seattle and San Diego are two west coast centers of the biotechnology industry with the ability to address this professional challenge. The joint online Biotech Project Management Specialized Certificate Program through UC San Diego Extension and University of Washington Extension is intended for product managers, manufacturing managers, quality managers and scientific, clinical research or regulatory specialists engaged in biotech product design, development and control. The program is ideal for individuals who are trying to move into the biotech industry by learning project management processes for completing and delivering a biotech product within budget and on schedule.

Winter 2017 Information Session:
Join us November 16 for our upcoming information meeting and get details on course curriculum, time commitments and more. Plus, a program rep will be on hand to answer any questions. RSVP >

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses - University of Washington
Project Management Standards & Processes
O O O  
Biotechnology Project Capstone
O   O O
Required Courses - UC San Diego Extension
Project Management within a Scientific/Research Environment
O O O  
Applying Project Management Principles to Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Product Development
  O O O
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
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To Apply for the Certificate Program

Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Application Fee: $50 Apply Now!
Contact: Science & Technology, 858-534-9353
Email: unexbio@ucsd.edu
Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.

Conditions for Admission

Participants must have a BS or BA and a minimum of 2 years of project-related work experience. The Winter 2017 program will begin on January 9, 2017. Applications are currently being accepted. To apply, please visit the University of Washington's Biotech Project Management certificate website.

Certificate Guidelines

Participants will take 2 online courses developed and offered by UW Extension and two biotech courses offered from UCSD Extension. When students complete all 4 courses, they will receive a UW-UCSD joint certificate.

Please Note

Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis. Estimated tuition for the program is $4,590, excluding textbooks.