Columbia University

School of Engineering and Applied Science (Columbia Video Network)

Industrial Engineering: Systems Engineering


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering: Systems Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Have an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or a related field, and want to integrate that knowledge with other elements of engineering and operations to be able to visualize the big picture and bring it to life? The MS in Systems Engineering offered exclusively online is designed for students with such ambitions, and focuses on how complex engineering projects should be managed, designed, and operated. Whereas other engineering degrees build competency in independent facets of engineering, systems engineering involves the organization and integration of those individual parts into a coherent, efficiently functioning system. An individual with a mastery of systems engineering may be employed in one of an array of intriguing positions within the government or private sector: being part of an integrated product team, overseeing the design of cutting-edge aircraft, developing a communications satellite, running simulations on operational concepts for a product release, or playing an integral role in one of many other engineering endeavors. The role of a systems engineer is truly paramount to the success of an engineering project. Students will apprehend SE principles, concepts, definitions, and lifecycle models, as well as the value of a holistic approach to analyzing and synergizing a system.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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