The systems engineering program is an interdisciplinary degree and involves the identification, modeling, analysis, architecture, integration, and management of complex systems and processes.
Systems engineering applies to many types of systems — large systems such as power plants, small systems such as circuit components, or computer hardware and software systems.
Become a Systems Engineering Leader
The primary goal of the systems engineering program is to prepare systems engineers to develop the next generation of engineering products, systems, and services for industry and government.
You will learn to use and implement key systems engineering concepts in order to help increase your effectiveness in your current job and open opportunities to advance your career.
The course of study offers experience in:
- system analysis and modeling
- project and program management
- quality improvement initiatives
- creativity and problem solving
Build Your Professional Network
Your fellow students in the systems engineering program will have undergraduate degrees in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and information technology. Most of the students will be professional engineers and come from the various disciplines of the field.
The online courses are highly interactive and collaborative, allowing you to build strong ties with others and gain perspectives from other disciplines and industries.
Complete Your Degree in 2 Years
The systems engineering master's degree consists of 12 courses, which you will complete in continuous seven-week terms over two years. Your course work is designed so that you can continue to work full-time while earning your master’s degree.
Maximum flexibility is maintained by the program in an effort to meet both the professional needs of individual students and academic quality standards.
The online systems engineering program spans six continuous semesters with each semester containing two seven-week terms. The program is completed in 2 years by taking courses fall, spring, and summer semesters.
An example of the sequence of courses is below. The sequence in which you take your courses will vary depending on the cohort/class to which you are assigned. You will be notified of your cohort and sequence after acceptance to the program. The sequence in which you will complete the 12 required courses (36 credits) satisfies all the prerequisites for the degree program.
Required Courses (36 credits)
Year 1, Semester 1
Year 1, Semester 2
Year 1, Semester 3
Year 2, Semester 4
Year 2, Semester 5
Year 2, Semester 6
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