Credits required
32 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 32 quarter credits are equal to 21.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$386 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. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Mechatronics for Manufacturing Engineering – Online Undergraduate Certificate

A future-focused pathway to solving complex problems

Automation is prevalent in industry, and it is the future of advanced manufacturing. But there is a lack of highly trained, specialized manufacturing workers who can integrate advanced applications of automation and mechatronics technology. You can fill a gap in the global job market by adding to your skill set with Oregon State University’s online Undergraduate Certificate in Mechatronics for Manufacturing Engineering.

This 32-credit program is designed for working professionals who want to continue their education, and it’s also ideal if you’re an engineer who needs to learn how to utilize mechatronics in manufacturing systems. Mechatronics skills are commonly utilized in robotics and more broadly in automated manufacturing.

An accredited and top-ranked leader in engineering education

As a student in this certificate program, you’ll benefit from the 130-plus years of expertise of Oregon State’s College of Engineering. The mechatronics for manufacturing engineering certificate is affiliated with OSU’s Corvallis campus ABET-accredited B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering program.


The program’s structured mechatronics curriculum will provide you with the opportunity to flexibly and effectively train to meet your own career ambitions and the needs of employers across industry.

The mechatronics online coursework is designed to support automated manufacturing applications, driven in part by input from industry, and will enable you to adapt to a rapidly changing manufacturing environment.

Certificate requirements and curriculum details are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Electronics tools and their operation
  • Sensors and actuators for mechatronic systems
  • Microcontroller systems structure and programming
  • Digital control theory
  • Digital signal processing
  • Intelligent system prototyping


You may need to complete additional coursework prior to enrolling in this program and taking the required certificate courses. This could mean completing 3 or more additional credits, depending on your individual educational background as it relates to the program requirements.

If you hold an engineering degree from a regionally accredited institution, you may be able to obtain the certificate by successfully completing only four required core courses. We recommend that you evaluate this prior to applying for admission.

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.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same transcript-visible certificate as on-campus students.

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved this certificate for federal financial aid eligibility as part of a full degree program, but not as an independent certificate program. Alternate funding sources (e.g., loans, private funds) may be required to cover the costs associated with this program.


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