Applied Science

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (APSC) is a program representing many of NJIT's academic departments and colleges.  The multitude concentrations within the program are brought together by Dr. Andrew Klobucar from the NJIT Department of Humanities into one cohesive unit of learning, with his expertise in technical writing and instructional design. The primary objective of the program is to 'educate the educators' in a concentrated science field at a high level, and apply current instructional design tools in that science field, to bring back to the classroom on their own. By no means is the program exclusive to educators - anyone qualified may take it! Click here to download the program brochure.

Who would be suited to take this program? 

This graduate certificate is primarily for secondary school teachers who want to strengthen their background in science, business, computing, engineering, architecture and/or technical communication. Students may choose from ten tracks. Those teaching AP (Advanced Placement) courses in secondary schools will benefit substantially from the certificate courses.Apply Button

What are the Required Courses?
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Core Courses (choose 2 courses) 6
PTC 681 * Technology in Class and Learning  
PTC 698 * Digital Instruction Essentials  
Tracks (choose 1 track; take 9 credits) 9
Professional and Technical Communication  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
PTC 603 * Identity, Technology and Communication  
PTC 629 * Theory and Practice of Social Media  
PTC 601 * Advanced Professional and Technical Communication  
PTC 605 * Elements of Visual Design  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
MGMT 620 * Management of Technology  
ECON 610 * Managerial Economics  
FIN 600 * Corporate Finance I  
FIN 624 * Corporate Finance II  
MGMT 635 * Data Mining and Analysis  
MGMT 640 * New Venture Management  
MGMT 650 * Knowledge Management  
MGMT 691 * Legal and Ethical Issues  
MGMT 692 * Strategic Management  
Computer Science  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
CS 505 * Programming, Data Structures & Algorithms  
CS 506 * Foundations of Computer Science  
CS 610 * Data Structures & Algorithms  
CS 630 * Operating Systems Design  
CS 631 * Data Management System Design  
CS 656 * Internet & Higher-Layer Protocols  
Engineering Management  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
EM 636 * Project Management  
HRM 601 * Organizational Behavior  
ACCT 615 * Management Accounting  
IE 673 * Total Quality Management  
MIS 645 * Information Systems Principles  
EM 634 * Legal, Ethical and Intellectual Property Issues for Engineering Managers  
EM 637 * Project Control  
EM 691 * Cost Estimating for Capital Projects  
EM 632 * Legal Aspects in Construction  
Information Systems  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
IS 601 * Web Systems Development  
IS 663 * System Analysis and Design  
IS 631 * Enterprise Database Management  
IS 665 * Data Analytics for Information Systems  
IS 676 * Requirements Engineering  
IS 678 * IT Service Management  
IS 680 * Information Systems Auditing  
IS 681 * Computer Security Auditing  
IS 684 * Business Process Innovation  
IS 688 * Web Mining  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
IE 604 Advanced Engineering Statistics  
IE 621 Systems Analysis and Simulation  
ECE 601 * Linear Systems  
ECE 605 * Discrete Event Dynamic Systems  
ECE 673 * Random Signal Analysis I  
IE 618 Engineering Cost & Production Economics  
IE 672 * Industrial Quality Control  
IE 673 * Total Quality Management  
ME 616 Matrix Methods in Mechanical Engineering  
ME 632 Mechanical Engineering Measurements  
ME 635 Computer-Aided Design  
BME 669 Engineering Physiology  
BME 670 Intro to Biomedical Engineering  
BME 675 Computer Methods in Biomed. Engineering  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
ARCH 545G Structures I  
ARCH 548G * Structures II  
ARCH 555G Architectural Graphics  
ARCH 500G Advanced Architectural Graphics  
ARCH 528G History of Architecture I  
ARCH 529G History of Architecture II  
ARCH 541G Construction I  
ARCH 542G Construction II  
ARCH 543G Environmental Control Systems I  
ARCH 544G Environmental Control Systems II  
ARCH 569G Building and Development  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
CHEM 605 Advanced Organic Chemistry  
CHEM 661 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  
CHEM 673 Biochemistry  
CHEM 777 Principles of Medicinal Chemistry  
EVSC 616 Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists  
EVSC 610 Environmental Chemical Science  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
MATH 545 Introductory Mathematical Analysis  
MATH 546 Advanced Calculus  
MATH 611 Numerical Methods for Computation  
MATH 630 Linear Algebra and Applications  
MATH 660 Intro to Statistical Computing w/ SAS & R  
MATH 661 Applied Statistics  
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)   9
PHYS 611 Advanced Classical Mechanics  
PHYS 621 Classical Electrodynamics  
PHYS 631 Quantum Mechanics I  
PHYS 641 Statistical Mechanics  
PHYS 661 Solid-State Physics  
PHYS 607 Topics in Astronomy and Cosmology  
Total Credits 15

What will I learn?

Technology in the classroom and learning environments, digital instructional design, and a track of your choice:

  • Technology in Class and Learning - Various types of technology necessary to develop, use, and process the results of assessments as well as facilitate and augment instructional design. The integration of present and likely future technology into instruction to foster community, collaboration, conceptual development, and exceptional academic performance as well as a more effective and well-understood assessment system.
  • Digital Instruction Essentials - The digital era has placed teaching and learning in flux, creating instructional opportunities at every turn. In this course students will examine the fundamentals of instructional design, working through a cycle of continuous improvement including idea generation, curriculum development, course production, and assessment. Students will explore and discuss scholarly research about the impact of mobile technology, big data, gamification, MOOCs, and universal design on today's learning environments. This course will borrow some ideas from agile methodology in hopes that it drives us to be better designers; we want to incorporate simplicity, feedback, communication, and courage into everything we do. That doesn’t have to be limited to what we design, but it can be part of how this course runs for you. 
  • Custom Elective Track - A selection of courses from Professional and Technical Communication, Business, Computer Science, Engineering Management, Information Systems, Engineering, Architecture, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics

Why study Applied Science at NJIT?

The graduate certificate at allows you to choose the area of speciality that you would like to enhance in your career. Whether you are a Chemistry middle school teacher, or a corporate instructional designer, this program will help improve your everyday methodology.

Prerequisites and Competion Requirements

Applicants are expected to be practicing secondary school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree. Students who lack an appropriate background for their chosen track, or prerequisites for a particular course that they plan to take, may be asked to take one or more bridge/undergraduate courses that will not count toward the degree requirements. Students must choose one of the ten tracks (that represent specific disciplines) and successfully complete 15 credits.

Related Degree Programs

All credits for the Applied Science Graduate Certificate relates in its entirety to NJIT MS in Applied Science.

NJIT K-12 Teacher Scholarship

This is an NJIT award available to any K-12 teachers who are residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware enrolled in the Applied Science Master Degree or Graduate Certificate in Applied Science Programs (On-campus or Online).  The recipient will receive up to 35% of his/her tuition charge in scholarship.  The award is renewable for the duration of the program.  You must provide a copy of your teaching license or submit a letter of employment as a teacher from your school district prior to enrollment to be considered for the scholarship.  You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible.  You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0.  Please complete this form to submit your information for consideration for the scholarship.

Take Note

Check the course descriptions for more information. Some courses have prerequisites and must be taken in order.

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Klobucar