Credits required
45 or 18 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 or 18 quarter credits are equal to 30 or 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$619 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Engineering Management – Online

Curriculum developed by engineers for engineers

The curriculum in Oregon State's online engineering management master's degree program is tailored to the unique needs of engineering professionals who want to move into a leadership 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.

Masters of Engineering Play

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

Degree requirements

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.

Curriculum details are available on OSU's academic catalog.

Required courses (15 credits)

  • IE 582 – Introduction to Management for Engineers and Scientists (4)
  • IE 571 – Project Management in Engineering (3)
  • IE 581 – Operations Management (4)
  • IE 583 – Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis (4)

Elective courses (30 credits)

  • IE 584 – Systems Engineering (4)
  • IE 585 – Legal Aspects of Engineering and Engineering Management (3)
  • IE 586/CCE 552 – Project Risk Management (4)
  • IE 587 – Management of Information Systems (4)
  • IE 589 – Professional Responsibility and Ethics (3)
  • IE 590 – Strategic Planning (4)
  • EMGT 530 – Lean for Engineering Managers (4)
  • EMGT 560 – Elevating Problem-Solving to Drive Change (3)

Once admitted, you can consult with your advisor on additional elective options.

Math requirements

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: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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