Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

With globalization and streamlining of the organization, in addition to performing the highly technical job functions, technical experts such as engineers, technologists, and scientists also are expected to manage the technical workforce.

This 45-credit online master's program is designed for professionals with a background in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) including all forms of engineering, biological science and engineering, food science, geoscience, as well as physical science-related careers. READY TO APPLY? (Click here and move to the Ecampus admissions page.)

Business acumen that's engineering focused

Think of it as an MBA customized for engineers. Oregon State University's Master of Industrial Engineering in Engineering Management is geared toward professionals who want to advance their careers in organizational leadership, technical management or project leadership. This program combines the business, financial and management knowledge you'll need to be an effective leader along with marketable engineering-specific expertise you won't find with a generalized MBA.


Quality, rigorous program – 100% online

Oregon State Ecampus – a top-ranked provider of distance education – delivers this program completely online. We provide access to Oregon State's high-quality graduate programs to working professionals. You can earn an advanced degree without leaving your job or uprooting your personal life. Credit requirements and coursework can be reviewed here.


Benefits of earning your degree online from Oregon State:


    •    All classes are developed by Oregon State's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
    •    OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
    •    The faculty within this program are consistently involved in industry collaborations.
    •    OSU is one of only two universities in the nation to hold land, sea, space and sun grant designations.
    •    Online students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.
    •    Students can complete their courses from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection

This program offers a Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering with the option in Engineering Management for students with a bachelor of science degree in any of the STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

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How do I get started?

The requirements are: holding a bachelor of science degree in a STEM-related field, and meeting the Oregon State Graduate School admission requirements. Visit the Admissions Process page to find out how to start the application process or request information from Ecampus.

For more information about the Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineer Degree Program, please visit the MEng in IE Ecampus page, or fill out the contact form to request more information from Ecampus.


How long will the program take?

To complete the MEng degree, you will need to complete 45 credits of coursework. The length of time it takes varies and depends on each student. For a student working full-time and taking one class per term (3~4 credits/class), this will take approximately 3 years to complete the degree.

It is possible for students to earn their MEng in EM degree in 12 months. This one-year track is intense and requires full-time status as an online student.


What are the benefits of this degree program?

For most engineers, the decision point to choose between a technical specialty or technical management track usually comes between three to seven years after graduating with an engineering degree. Because of the blurring of boundaries between technical and management roles, engineers must continue to redefine their roles to remain relevant in the modern economy.

Managing in a technological environment involves both technical and non-technical skills. Combined with the fact that the modern engineering enterprise is now characterized by geographically dispersed and multi-cultural organizations, engineering management is more relevant than ever.


What are the classes that I will be taking?

Visit the MEng in EM Curriculum page at Ecampus for a list of courses that you will be taking.


Do I have to complete a thesis or project?

You do not! The MEng degree requires a comprehensive one-hour long oral exam during the term of graduation, but not a written thesis or the submission of a final project. 


How is this different from a degree on-campus?

You will be getting the same degree as the on-campus students. The diploma will read, “M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering.” The online courses are based on the courses offered on-campus and designed by experienced faculty.


How much will it cost?

Tuition and fees for 2016-17 is $576 per credit. This totals $25,920 for the entire program (45 credits). To put this in perspective, consider average salaries in 2014 were $138,720 for Engineering Managers (Bureau of Labor Statistics). For more information about costs visit the Tuition and Fees page.


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