Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$583 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
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Engineering Management – Online

Curriculum developed by engineers for engineers

Masters of Engineering Play

Engineering management students at a meet and greet discuss how they're developing leadership skills to effectively manage technical projects.

The curriculum is tailored to the unique needs of engineering professionals who want to move into a leadership and management role. While learning engineering-focused management skills, you also develop the soft skills to successfully lead teams and the credibility to influence executive decision makers.

45-credit master's program online

You can finish this program in about two years by taking one to two courses per term. When you complete the program, you earn a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering with a transcript-visible option in Engineering Management from Oregon State University.

These 12 courses add up to 45 credits, which is the requirement for you to earn your engineering master's degree.

Required courses (15 credits)

  • IE 582 – Introduction to management for engineers and scientists (4 credits)
  • IE 571 – Project management in engineering (3 credits)
  • IE 581 – Operations management (4 credits)
  • IE 583 – Advanced engineering economic analysis (4 credits)

Elective courses (30 credits)

  • IE 584 – Systems engineering (4 credits)
  • IE 585 – Legal aspects of engineering and engineering management (3 credits)
  • IE 586/CCE 552 – Project risk management (4 credits)
  • IE 587 – Management of information systems (4 credits)
  • IE 588 – Product development (4 credits)
  • IE 589 – Professional responsibility and ethics (3 credits)
  • IE 590 – Strategic planning (4 credits)
  • MFGE 536 – Lean manufacturing systems (4 credits)

Note: The elective courses above are designed specifically for this program and are offered entirely online. If you are located in Corvallis, on-campus courses may be taken in place of the electives (up to 15 credits) with prior approval from your program committee. Campus tuition and fees will apply.


To succeed in this program, a basic understanding of calculus (differential and integral), matrix algebra, and probability and statistics is necessary. Leveling courses for students without such background are MTH 241, MTH 245, and ST 314 (or the equivalent from other institutions).


Notice to all students: Due to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines, internships cannot be completed within the state of Massachusetts. Students intending to complete an internship in Massachusetts must work their academic advisors or department to make alternate arrangements.

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