Systems Engineering, MS

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Program Description

Systems Engineering, MS

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Learn to effectively manage the overall development of complex systems within a constantly changing environment with Master’s of Science in Systems Engineering at our Westchester graduate center.

Systems engineering is based on the body of theoretical knowledge that underlies the engineering of modern complex systems. Systems engineering applies this body of knowledge to designing systems, usually involving the integration of several disciplines to achieve the desired design objective.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) defines Systems Engineering as: “an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: operations, cost and schedule, performance, training and support, test, manufacturing, and disposal. Systems Engineering integrates all the disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation. Systems engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of customers, with the goal of providing a quality product that meets user needs.”

NYU Engineering students will learn how to manage effectively the overall development of systems that are complex within an environment that is constantly changing. Graduate courses for this program are offered at the Long Island Graduate Center. To meet the needs of working professionals, courses are offered during evenings and occasionally on weekends.

Goals and Objectives

The Master of Science program in System Engineering has the following specific objectives to provide students with the following:

  •     Skills and advanced knowledge in the design and analysis of engineering systems, including methods of modeling and simulation, methods for the analysis of signals and systems, theories of communication and control, and techniques of optimization and of decision-making
  •     Skills and knowledge in system engineering project management
  •     Training in using computers to perform analysis and simulation to solve real systems problems
  •     A basis for continued, lifelong learning in systems engineering profession

Program Features

  •     Part-time program for working professionals
  •     2 courses per semester
  •     30-credit degree completed in five semesters (20 months)
  •     Three semesters per year, fall, spring, summer
  •     Cohort model
  •     Teamwork intensive
  •     Capstone course to integrate learning based on real-world systems design

Admission Requirements

The entrance requirement for a Master of Science in Systems Engineering is a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution, with at least a B average in undergraduate technical courses. Students with extensive experience in systems engineering who do not meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply and may require additional preparation. A portfolio of projects may be required to be shown to program director to demonstrate ability to adequately perform in the program.

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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
Part time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Brooklyn, New York
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