About this Program

This program provides the opportunity for practicing engineers to further their knowledge and become more competent in managing socio-technical systems. Certain courses taken for the certificate program may later be applied to the Master’s in Engineering Management degree for students that are formally admitted to that program.

Program Highlights

  • Offered on campus and online. Find a complete list engineering certificate programs.

  • Open to both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking graduate students

  • 12 credit hours of graduate-level course work

  • Complete the certificate in only two years


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Industrial Production Managers

$110,580 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

General and Operations Managers

$123,460 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.


What are the requirements to apply for Engineering Management at ODU?
Students entering the Certificate program in Engineering Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.

Admission to the program requires a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (or equivalent). The certificate consists of four pre-approved graduate level courses contributing to an emphasis area that can be interdisciplinary.


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Graduate Program Director

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