The Engineering Management (EM) discipline bridges the gap between engineering and management. The American Society for Engineering Management defines engineering management as “an art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities that have a technological component.”
Engineering Management focuses on the integration of hardware, software, people, processes, and interfaces to produce economically viable and innovative products and services while ensuring that all pieces of the enterprise are working together. As a multi-disciplinary field, Engineering Management draws on the areas of organizational behavior, macro ergonomics, organizational development, economics, quality management, information systems, operations and supply chain management, project management etc. to solve problems and create practical solution.
The Engineering Management option is only available in Master of Engineering and through Ecampus. Please see the Ecampus page for more information.
Curriculum Developed by Engineers for Engineers
The curriculum is tailored to the unique needs of engineering professionals who want to move into a leadership and management 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.
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.
Below outlines the curriculum for the 45-credit online master's program.
Engineering management core (15 credits)
- IE 582: Introduction to Management for Engineers and Scientists (4 credits)
- IE 471/571: Project Management in Engineering (3 credits)
- IE 581: Operations Management (4 credits)
- IE 583: Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis (4 credits)
Elective courses (30 credits) *
- IE 584: Systems Engineering (4 credits)
- IE 585: Legal Aspects of Engineering and Engineering Management (3 credits)
- IE 586/CCE552 Project Risk Management (4 credits)
- IE 587: Management of Information Systems (4 credits)
- IE 588: Product Development (4 credits)
- IE 589: Professional Responsibility and Ethics (3 credits)
- IE 590: Strategic Planning (4 credits)
- MFGE 436/536: Lean Manufacturing Systems Engineering (4 credits)
Total = 45 credits.
These 12 courses sum up to 45 credits, which is the requirement for a master degree.
Pre-requisite: 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).
* Note: These eight elective courses are designed specifically for this program and are offered entirely online. If you are located in Corvallis, Oregon, with prior approval from your program committee, on-campus courses may be taken in place of the electives (up to 15 credits).
MIME Graduate Faculty in Engineering Management
Javier Calvo-Amodio • Toni Doolen • Chinweike Eseonu • Ken Funk • Ean H. Ng • David Porter • David Sillers