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Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management (online)

Management from an engineering perspective

Fast track your engineering career with uOttawa’s Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management.

Analyze, innovate, optimize and excel. The graduate diploma features five courses that generally take three terms to complete and is designed for experienced engineering and STEM professionals. It offers an industry-oriented, leadership-strengthening educational experience, combining engineering and management skills to enhance your ability mobilize people, financial resources and technology.

With this graduate diploma, you’ll equip yourself with in-demand engineering management skills in less than a year’s time.

Why uOttawa


Among top 2% of universities worldwide per Times Higher Education


#1 hub in Canada, #1 tech concentration in North America


Ranked #7 among universities in Canada and #145 worldwide

  • Bachelor’s with honours or major in engineering, computer science or physical science and a minimum admission average of 70% (B)
  • Minimum two years’ engineering work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (to be submitted electronically through our portal)
  • Resumé
  • $120 application fee
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency

Upcoming key dates

Application due

June 15, 2024

Next cohort starts

September 4, 2024


International students

The graduate diploma in engineering management is currently only offered to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. For international students, we offer an in-person master’s program.
Discover our graduate program in engineering management.

Program at a glance

Our curriculum has been designed and developed by the Faculty of Engineering and the three-times-accredited Telfer School of Management. The program begins with four compulsory core courses to build your basic competencies:

  • Introduction to Engineering Management
  • Principles of Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Project Management

To supplement this core, you must then complete one elective course chosen from six concentrations.

Who should consider this program?

Consider this graduate diploma if you’re a: 


  • Civil engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Petroleum engineer 

Computer science

  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Software architect
  • Systems engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Computer research scientist


  • Research analyst
  • Technical analyst
  • Geophysicist
  • Material science technologist
  • Research scientist 

Career outlook

Engineering managers are essential for overseeing projects, people and processes. They inspire new ideas, create plans and initiatives, build teams and communicate effectively.  They turn complex technical concepts into actionable steps. Their leadership is crucial for ensuring smooth operations and driving progress across various industries. Engineering managers oversee large-scale projects and operations to keep industries running smoothly.

Current trends show a projected growth of 23,100 new job openings for engineering management positions through 2031.

Maclean’s magazine listed engineer manager as #51 in a ranking of Canada’s Top 100 Jobs, with a median salary of $105,996 and a targeted five-year employee outlook growth of 18.9%.

This growth equals one job opening per job seeker in Canada.


courses (1–2 per term)




convenient start dates (January, May, September)