M.S.in Systems Engineering, Advanced Certificate for Post-Master's Study
Systems engineering is that part of the technical management process that coordinates and oversees the translation of an operational need into a system designed to meet that need. It integrates the inputs of all the required technical disciplines into a coordinated effort that meets established performance, cost, and schedule goals. Systems engineers provide the leadership and coordination of the planning, development, and engineering of technical systems, including hardware and software components. Systems engineering currently enjoys growing importance and recognition as a distinct discipline, widely sought by both industry and government.
The Master of Science in Systems Engineering program is designed to address the specific needs of engineers and scientists engaged in all aspects of analysis, design, integration, production, and operation of modern systems. Since systems engineering is essentially an experience-based rather than a knowledge-based subject, the program makes use of practicing professional systems engineers as instructors. The methodology employs a combination of lectures and readings on theory and practice, together with realistic problem situations in which students, either individually or as members of small teams, learn to apply the principles, tools, and skills they learn. The educational objective is to provide students with both theoretical and practical knowledge, skills, and tools; a systematic approach to problem solving; and the confidence to solve complex system problems.