College of Engineering

Lean Systems

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Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 11/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/1/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Dr. M. Abbot Maginnis

Director of Graduate Certificate (DGC)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

369 Ralph G. Anderson Bldg

Lexington, KY 40506

859-257-4943

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Enhance your degree with Lean skills and in-depth knowledge that is highly sought after by employers. The Lean Systems Program is a graduate certificate suitable for students in engineering and non-engineering professions e.g. food production, business and health care. Lean systems is a proven methodology for reducing waste, improving productivity, and increasing the bottom line while maintaining quality and customer satisfaction.

Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 11/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/1/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Become a leader in workplace productivity

This program was established over 20 years ago when the College of Engineering partnered with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, the originator and leading practitioner of Lean Systems, to teach and research lean systems. This partnership remains active today and supports coursework that includes carefully designed hands-on lab work, engaging teaching techniques, and consistency with Toyota's philosophy. Many courses include synchronous online instruction to maximize the opportunity for interaction and feedback. 
 

Application Requirements

  • CV
    • Including transcripts for current or students with less than five years experience
  • Personal statement
    • ‚ÄčA Letter of Intent describing why you want to join the program emailed to the DGC using the phrase "Online Lean Graduate Certificate" in the subject line.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • In addition to submitting letters of recommendation to the Graduate School via the Graduate application, please email your three letters of recommendation to the DGC using the subject line "Online Lean Graduate Certificate".

Contact the DGC  to confirm requirements or if you have questions about the course format.


Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Dr. M. Abbot Maginnis

Director of Graduate Certificate (DGC)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

369 Ralph G. Anderson Bldg

Lexington, KY 40506

859-257-4943

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.