Credits required
11 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 11 quarter credits are equal to 7.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 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 or nearly all requirements of this program online.
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Engineering Management – Online Graduate Microcredential

Level up in your career. Learn what it takes to manage STEM teams.

Engineering is the bedrock of your career. To add leadership abilities to your list of qualifications — and position yourself for professional growth — earn a graduate-level microcredential in engineering management online from Oregon State University.


The engineering management microcredential will help you learn the language of management online as you prepare for new career options and develop new skills. Watch the video »

Learn engineering-focused management skills while developing the soft skills to successfully lead teams and the credibility to influence executive decision-makers. This three-course microcredential is designed to give you an advanced understanding of engineering management principles and prepare you to thrive in managerial roles.

Add an impressive credential to your résumé

Once you complete the 11-credit microcredential, you’ll earn a digital badge that signifies you have specific abilities and knowledge that are valuable in a highly competitive industry.

Offered online by Oregon State’s nationally renowned College of Engineering, this microcredential is ideal for any engineer who wants to pursue a management role and is seeking a credential that can help lead to a promotion. It is also geared toward current engineering supervisors who want to refresh or enhance their skill set.


The three-course series in the engineering management microcredential will provide you with the basic knowledge to succeed in managing an engineering workforce or professionals in a related field.

Required courses (11 credits)

IE 571 – Project Management in Engineering (3)

Explore critical issues in the management of high-technology projects, including time, cost and performance parameters from the organizational, people and resource perspectives. See course catalog detail »

IE 581 – Operations Management (4)

Discover operations management strategies including work systems design, forecasting, strategy, facilities location and design and quality and resource planning. See course catalog detail »

IE 582 – Introduction to Management for Engineers and Scientists (4)

Learn the concepts, tools and practices needed for a broad understanding of the roles of engineering and technical managers through research results, case studies and experiential learning. See course catalog detail »

Take a step toward earning your master's degree

If you are interested in this microcredential, you may want to learn more about OSU's online Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering with an option in Engineering Management.  To stack a graduate microcredential(s) into a graduate program, please review policies governing all graduate programs. Specifically, up to 22 graduate credits may be transferred toward a 45-credit master's degree. Up to 9 graduate credits may be transferred toward an 18-credit graduate certificate.

How to apply

When applying to the engineering management microcredential, you should apply as a nondegree (visiting) student and you must already hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Check out the resources available to you while learning online with Oregon State Ecampus.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU’s world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.

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