Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering


Program Description


Capable systems leaders, with the technical knowledge to design cutting edge systems and the skills to operate, and maintain them in an increasingly complex, globally interconnected business and policy environment, are in demand in the 21st century.

As the largest provider of systems engineering education to the U.S. federal government and to industries worldwide, the Master of Engineering in systems engineering from the School of Systems and Enterprises teaches the multidisciplinary skills and approaches needed to architect, design and manage complex technical systems and processes throughout their life cycles.

The program provides students with the right blend of engineering, technology, and management training, and prepares graduates to become technical leaders who apply a systems approach to successfully navigate and manage complex systems. Our graduates are able to address systems integration, life cycle issues and systems thinking at the system and enterprise levels, in a market where globalization, quality, complexity, and productivity are the business drivers.

Systems Engineering Curriculum Overview

The Master of Engineering in systems engineering is a multidisciplinary program that includes a combination of engineering, systems thinking and management courses. The program consists of 10 courses (30 credits); four required core courses, five electives, and a project or thesis. A fifth elective course must be a quantitative course, including but not limited to: SYS 611, SYS 645, or SYS 660.

All elective courses must be approved by an advisor. Of the 30 credits, at least three credits and up to six credits must be applied towards a project or a thesis (as SYS 800 or SYS 900). If a thesis is chosen instead of a project, the completion of six credits of SYS 900 is required, replacing SYS 800 and one elective course.

Students are also encouraged to select electives that lead to graduating with one of the many graduate certificates offered by the School of Systems and Enterprises.

Systems Engineering Required Core Courses

  • SYS 625 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • SYS 650 System Architecture and Design
  • SYS 605 Systems Integration
  • EM 612 Project Management of Complex Systems
  • SYS 800 Special Problems in Systems Engineering (ME)
  • SYS 900 Thesis in Systems Engineering (ME)
  • SYS 655 Robust System Design*
  • ES 684 Systems Thinking*
  • EM 665 Integrated Supply Chain Management*
  • SYS 681 Dynamic Modeling of Systems and Enterprise*
  • SYS 645 Design for System Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability*
  • SYS 660 Decision and Risk Analysis*
  • SYS 611 Simulation and Modeling*
  • SYS 640 System Supportability and Logistics*

* Elective

Systems Engineering Graduate Career Options

  • Systems Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Lead Engineer
  • Logistics Operation Manager
  • Project Manager

Top Hiring Firms for Systems Engineering Graduates

  • Accenture
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • IBM
  • Lockheed
  • Martin
  • Verizon

Systems Engineering Application Requirements

  • Online application.
  • $60 non-refundable fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters must be submitted electronically through the online application system.
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and mailed directly to Stevens. If official documents are unavailable, unofficial documents can be uploaded through the online application system for initial review only. However, applicants will not be fully admitted until all official documents have been received.
  • GRE test score.
Last updated Aug 2019

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