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Online Engineering Management Certificate
Understand the Art and Science of Managing Technical Teams

Online Engineering Management Certificate

Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours

Use Your Engineering Background to Build a Management Future

Earning your online Engineering Management Certificate at Ohio University will prepare you to lead highly specialized teams working on meaningful technical tasks. The mission of this certificate program is to prepare dedicated leaders and skilled managers who, in the words of the Guide to the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge, excel in "the art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities which have a technological component."

Certificate Benefits

  • Qualify for leadership roles with planning, organizing, leading and controlling skills
  • No GRE/GMAT required for qualified applicants
  • Flexible asynchronous format built for working professionals
  • Can transfer credits to the Master of Engineering Management degree

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The Skills You Need for Management Opportunities

Nearly all employers need managers who understand the unique challenges of leading and organizing a technical workforce. Successful organizations are always looking for data-driven solutions. With your Engineering Management Certificate, you will be well-qualified for mid-level management roles in industry, the military, government and many more settings.

Engineering Management Career Options

  • Engineering Manager


    per year1

  • Training and Development Manager


    per year2

  • Industrial Production Manager


    per year3

  • Construction Manager


    per year4

Engineering Management Certificate Curriculum

15-Week Courses | 11 Total Credits

The Engineering Management Certificate includes training in the foundational concepts of engineering management, project management, and applicable laws. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to get the job done the right way, the first time.


  • Foundations of Engineering Management: EMGT 6000 (4 credit hours)
  • Project Management: EMGT 6300 (4 credit hours)
  • Engineering Law: EMGT 6400 (3 credit hours)

Engineering Management Admissions Requirements

No GRE Required for Qualified Applicants | Spring, Summer and Fall Start Dates

Because the Engineering Management Certificate program is designed with working professionals in mind, we offer a streamlined admissions process. Apply today.

Key Admission Dates

Fall 2024:

  • Application Deadline: 08/12/24
  • Classes Begin: 08/26/24

Spring 2025:

  • Application Deadline: 12/09/24
  • Classes Begin: 01/13/25
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Application Fee$50
Required Documents
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Two (2) professional letters of recommendation from an immediate supervisor and another from who has supervised, mentored or taught the applicant
Admissions Criteria

Criterion A:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences
  • GPA 3.0 or higher (GPA 2.75 acceptable with GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher)

Criterion B:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in business or technology
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • At least 8 semester credits of mathematics at the calculus level or higher
  • GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher

Criterion C:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an accredited program from a field not listed above
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • At least 8 semester credits of mathematics at the calculus level or higher
  • GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher
  • Four or more years of technical work experience

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.

When to Apply

We have three start dates throughout the year: spring, summer, and fall. We encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible. Apply Now

A High-Value, High-Impact Engineering Management Program

$8,107 Total Tuition (Resident) | $737 Per Credit (Resident)

Earn a career-focused certificate from a highly regarded university that employers will trust. Ohio University regularly ranks among the nation's best public universities for academic quality and value.

Cost per credit hour

$737 (Ohio resident)

$756 (non-resident)

Total credit hours 11
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$8,107 (Ohio resident)

$8,316 (non-resident)

Additional fees
  • Program Fee: $217
  • Specialized Services & Materials Fee: $8
  • Comprehensive Fee: $33
  • General Fee: $3
  • Non-Resident Fee: $19
  • Student Info Sys & Network Fee: $4
Other costs to budget for The estimated tuition cost does not include factors like textbooks or other expenses.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Military Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been repeatedly ranked among the top institutions for active duty and veteran students. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (two courses per fifteen weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

The Engineering Management Certificate program is designed to equip you with the skills you need to lead specialized technical teams. Sharpen your skills in project management, engineering management, and engineering law to prepare for leadership roles.

Certificate Outcomes

  • Expand your engineering management skills so you can efficiently manage highly specialized and technical teams
  • Explore project management to find ways to produce deliverables on time and on budget
  • Understand engineering law so you can do the job right and avoid liabilities

Learn From Leading Experts

Our highly qualified, Ph.D.-level faculty have years of experience in both academia and real-world leadership. They are eager to share their knowledge to help you advance your career.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Most faculty are Ph.D. level
  • Decades of real-world experience

Faculty Spotlight

Ron Lewis

Associate Professor of Instruction - Ph.D.

Dr. Ron Lewis has decades of experience in both teaching and performing research at top universities in Ohio and leading teams and businesses in the private sector. After 20 years in private business, Dr. Lewis returned to academia at Ohio University to teach the next generation of engineers how to create knowledge and maximize efficiency. His research interests include applied operations and foundry engineering, which he applied as a time study and process improvement analyst in the steel industry. He holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.

Read More About Dr. Ron Lewis

Ron Lewis

Related Program

  • Online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MEM)

    Prepare to make the leap from technical roles to high-impact leadership positions with our Online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MEM). Learn advanced engineering skills while also honing in on graduate-level management and leadership training to excel as a leader.

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

How fast can I complete the online Engineering Management Certificate?

It's possible to complete the online Engineering Management Certificate in as few as two semesters.

How much time do I have to complete the online Engineering Management Certificate?

Our online programs are built with flexibility in mind to account for the changing personal and professional circumstances of our students. You can complete the program in up to three years if necessary.

Does the online Engineering Management Certificate require work experience?

No, work experience is not required for admission.

How many courses are in the online Engineering Management Certificate?

The certificate program consists of three courses totaling 11 credit hours.

What is the value of taking the online Engineering Management Certificate?

The online Engineering Management Certificate will enable you to lead highly specialized technical teams in a variety of private- and public-sector settings. You can also transfer credits from the program to the Master of Engineering Management program.

Is the online Engineering Management Certificate accredited?

Yes. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). All degree and certificate programs at Ohio University, including the online Engineering Management Certificate, are covered by this institution-wide accreditation.


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  2. "Training and Development Managers". BLS.gov. Retrieved May 29, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm.
  3. "Industrial Production Managers". BLS.gov. Retrieved May 29, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/industrial-production-managers.htm.
  4. "Construction Managers". BLS.gov. Retrieved May 29, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/construction-managers.htm.
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