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Get certified in Engineering and Technology Management

The certificate in ETM, consisting of 12 hours of selected ETM courses, can be granted at any time during a student’s pursuit of the M.S. degree or as a stand-alone effort.  The certificate is a graduate-level credential reflecting knowledge of the discipline of engineering management.


A graduate certificate is an academic credential earned after completing a short program of focused study. Graduate certificate programs can serve both as a stepping stone to more advanced study leading to a master’s or doctoral degree or as a standalone educational professional achievement to assist an individual in their career. Graduate certificates are listed on OSU transcripts.
The certificate in ETM, consisting of 12 hours of selected ETM courses, can be granted at any time during a student’s pursuit of the M.S. degree or as a stand-alone effort. A second application for the certificate must be made through the graduate college. Admissions requirements for the Certificate program are identical to those of M.S. program.



Required Introductory Course (1 credit hour):

  • ETM 5111:  Introduction to Strategy, Technology and Integration

Elective (11 credit hours of ETM courses - selected from the following):

  • ETM 5221: Engineering Teaming
  • ETM 5241: Strategic Project Management 
  • ETM 5291:  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Design 
  • ETM 5341: Leadership Strategies 
  • ETM 5351: Planning Technical Projects 
  • ETM 5371: Ethics for Practicing Engineers 
  • ETM 5391: New Product Introduction and Commercialization 
  • ETM 5411: Engineering Economics Analysis 
  • ETM 5461: Intellectual Property, Patent Law and Trade 
  • ETM 5471: Introduction to System Safety
  • ETM 5481: Sustainable Enterprise Strategies
  • ETM 5531: Contract Law for Engineering and Technology Professionals
  • ETM 5253: Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • ETM 5943: Lean Sigma Implementation
  • ETM 5143: Strategic Decision Analysis for Engineering and Technology Managers
  • ETM 5283: Strategic Planning
  • ETM 5153: Foundations of Engineering Management
  • ETM 5163: Business Innovation and Technology


Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

The standard for admission to the Master of Science or Certificate in Engineering and Technology Management programs is for students to possess a bachelor of science degree or higher in engineering, technology, or physical/mathematical sciences with a 3.0 GPA.

Professional Track online students are also required to be professionally employed in a relevant position.

Occasionally applicants not meeting these standards may be granted probationary admission based upon their overall academic and professional practice history and accomplishments.

The admission requirements and processes for the MSETM degree and the Certificate in Engineering Management are identical.

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Cost and Assistance

An application fee of $50.00 is required for domestic students and $75.00 for international students.  

Most students seeking the certificate in ETM receives some sort of financial assistance from their employer.  If this is not an option for you, please consult with OSU's Financial Aid office to see if you qualify for assistance.


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