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9 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 9 quarter credits are equal to 6 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$331 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 Mechanics – Online Microcredential

Learn the principles of mechanics to solve real-time engineering problems

Pursuing an engineering education at the university level is a wise career decision. Earning a special credential in the process that will serve you well professionally is even wiser.


Gain the knowledge to solve problems that are encountered in almost every engineering application by earning a microcredential in engineering mechanics online. Watch the video »

By enrolling in Oregon State University’s online microcredential in engineering mechanics, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge every engineering student needs — whether you’re enrolled at Oregon State or another institution. You’ll also develop the skills to adeptly work with engineering technology, complete first-line engineering tasks and more.

Add an impressive credential to your résumé

Once you complete the 9-credit microcredential, you’ll earn a digital badge that signifies you have certain specific abilities and knowledge that are essential to the engineering profession. This program is offered online by Oregon State’s nationally renowned College of Engineering, whose students and graduates are difference-makers on a global scale.


The three-course series in the engineering mechanics microcredential is a foundational course track that will benefit you whether you’re already an engineering major or you want to try out this type of engineering pathway to decide if a full degree program is right for you.

Required courses (9 credits)

ENGR 211 – Statics (3)

Take part in the analysis of forces induced in structures and machines by various types of loading. See course catalog detail »

Prerequisite: MTH 252 – Intergal Calculus: You have the opportunity to test out of MTH 252, or you can complete the course online through OSU Ecampus prior to enrolling in the microcredential.

ENGR 212 – Dynamics (3)

Study kinematics and Newton's laws of motion as well as how work-energy and impulse-momentum relationships are applied to engineering systems. See course catalog detail »

Prerequisites: ENGR 211 – Statics and PHL 211 – General Physics with Calculus

ENGR 213 – Strength of Materials (3)

Learn the properties of structural materials, and analyze stress and deformation in axially loaded members, circular shafts, beams and statically indeterminate systems containing these components. See course catalog detail »

Prerequisite: ENGR 211 – Statics

A pathway toward an engineering bachelor's degree

The course credits you earn in this microcredential can be directly applied toward a full Oregon State engineering bachelor’s degree program that is offered on campus in Corvallis or Bend or at another institution.

If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program to learn about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.

How to apply

When applying to the engineering mechanics microcredential, you should apply as a nondegree (visiting) student. Check out the resources available to you as a nondegree student while pursuing this microcredential online.

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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