Educational Objectives

The EPIC Certificate is designed to complement a student’s core curriculum, and provide them with tangible skills to meet the needs of employers throughout Maine and across the world.

Coursework is designed to provide skill-building in the following areas:

  • Project management, teamwork, and team management
  • Computational thinking, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Communication (writing, presentation, marketing) 
  • Research (methods, proposal writing, ethical training)

Key objectives of the program include:

  • Students will develop new workforce development skills that they otherwise would not gain through their regular academic program
  • Students will gain a deep understanding of experiential resources on campus, and have hands-on experience with those resources
  • Students will understand how to use changing and emerging technologies to creatively solve problems
  • Students will be able to articulate ways that their knowledge can be applied in real-world work settings clearly and effectively

Communication
Research
Innovation
Strategy

EPIC Certificate Requirements

  • Student must complete 4 courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum grade of C– in each course.
  • Student will select one elective, non-major course to complete the certificate requirements.
  • Certificate credit hours average between 10-13, depending upon course selection within the discipline.
  • Up to two courses completed for the certificate may be double-counted towards an undergraduate degree per the guidelines of the respective undergraduate degree program.
  • The certificate shall be completed within six years from the date of acceptance into the program.

Course Sequence

Students will select one course from each of four content areas: Communication, Research, Innovation, and Strategy. Some selected courses meet more than one content area. Each student is required to take INT 125 and is able to count up to two selected courses in their field of study towards the certificate.

Four pathways have been developed to date, allowing students in the College of Engineering to obtain the certificate while tailoring the content of the program to their field of study.  

    1. Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (11-13 credits)
    2. Civil and Environmental Engineering (11-12 credits)
    3. Electrical and Computer Engineering (10-13 credits)
    4. Mechanical Engineering (10-13 credits)

Additional certificates are in development for other Colleges.  Contact us at epic@maine.edu for more information about establishing a certificate in your discipline.


Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate students at UMaine are eligible to enroll in the Certificate program as long as the prerequisites for each course in the sequence are met.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 applies to all candidates and a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IbT), 6.5 (IELTS), or 60 (PTE Academic) are required for international students.

Admissions

Current undergraduate students at UMaine desiring to enroll will need to submit the Declaration of Undergraduate Certificate form

Once the form is completed, the form will be sent to Student Records for processing. Contact us at epic@maine.edu for additional information.