Online Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Develop your technical and managerial skills for engineering and other STEM professions. One of the few online programs of its kind in the nation.

Manage Complex Systems in Any Industry

Systems engineering combines several skill areas—people, facilities, hardware, software and documents—into an integrated discipline that includes human factors, technology, process engineering and management.

The result is an essential part of the way the world works today. And opportunities in systems engineering span industries like manufacturing, aerospace, defense, healthcare, electronics, automotive, education, software, government and other sectors.

This degree was created to provide skills to industry partners like Lockheed Martin and Department of Defense contractors. When you graduate, you’ll have key real-world skills as well as the ability to apply new engineering models to environments that are constantly changing.

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  • 100% online
  • One of only a few online master’s degree programs for systems engineering in the nation
  • Finish in two years
  • Designed for engineers and other STEM professionals seeking technical and managerial skills and created to serve industry partners
  • Hands-on curriculum takes into consideration the Systems Engineering Handbook of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • Program is advantageous for pursuing the Associate/Certified Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP/CSEP) certification
  • Highly flexible program
  • Tuition: $782/credit hour (in- and out-of-state students)

Typical Roles for Graduates

Analyst

Chief systems engineer

Mission systems engineer

Mission systems architect / developer

New mission developer

Principal systems engineer

Product architect

Project director

Project manager

Subsystem engineer

Systems architect

Technical director

“I was able to get my degree in two years; upon receiving it [I] was promoted to Systems Engineer Level II at my job. Having the degree has allowed me to be viewed as a leader in the department and a reliable engineer. I have been given more authority and tasked as a lead systems engineer on multimillion dollar projects for our NASA customer. In essence, the degree has allowed me to move up in my position sooner than anticipated and is paying off with getting promotions at my job.”
Miriam (Bustamante) Washington

“I was able to get my degree in two years; upon receiving it [I] was promoted to Systems Engineer Level II at my job. Having the degree has allowed me to be viewed as a leader in the department and a reliable engineer. I have been given more authority and tasked as a lead systems engineer on multimillion dollar projects for our NASA customer. In essence, the degree has allowed me to move up in my position sooner than anticipated and is paying off with getting promotions at my job.”
Miriam (Bustamante) Washington

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