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.
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Required Courses - University of Washington|
|Project Planning and Organization||O||O|
|Project Execution, Monitoring and Closure||O||O|
|Required Courses - UCSD Extension|
|Applying Project Management Principles to Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Product Development||O||O|
|Project Management within a Scientific/Research Environment||O|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Certificate Section ID:||095989||Apply Now!|
|Contact:||Life Sciences, (858) 534-9353|
Participants must have a BS or BA and a minimum of 2 years of project-related work experience. The Spring 2013 program will begin on April 1, 2013. Applications are currently being accepted. To apply, please visit the University of Washington's Biotech Project Management certificate website.
Participants will first take 2 online courses developed and offered by UW Extension. Participants will then take two biomedical online courses from UCSD Extension. When students complete all 4 courses, they will receive a UW-UCSD joint certificate.
Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis. Estimated tuition for the program is $3,540, excluding textbooks. (The $50 certificate fee is nonrefundable.)