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Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate


275 Windsor Street

Hartford, CT 06120

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

Every organization has systems and processes—are those systems and processes performing flawlessly? Remaining competitive today becomes increasingly difficult with complex global supply chains, just-in-time inventory management, and new manufacturing techniques. Engineering and business leaders with the right systems engineering tools know how to evaluate systems and processes to ensure they are optimized and achieve strategic objectives. Systems Engineers see the “whole picture” and work with stakeholders to improve performance–evaluating, optimizing, and becoming a change agent to move the organization forward. Rensselaer’s Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate prepares you to get costs and inventory under control and enhance your organization’s competitive advantage.

Certificate Information

  • You can begin the certificate in January, May, or August
  • Each course is 3 credit hours, the certificate is 3 course, 9 credit hours to complete
  • The certificate’s blended online delivery reflects today’s dynamic workplace
  • Practitioner faculty guide the completion of project work that relates to your career objectives
  • The program results in a graduate level Certificate in Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Courses are taken for credit, and successful completion requires a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • As each of the courses build upon prior courses, courses must be taken in sequence.
  • Students may choose to complete multiple certificates, or apply certificates to other degree programs, according to each program’s requirements (for eligible programs, see program web site at

Course Coverage:

The Systems Engineering Certificate requires three courses:

ENGR 6100: Business Issues for Engineers and Scientists - Investigate the underlying business model in new ventures or within an existing enterprise, including competitive market analysis, the value proposition, beating the competition, financial performance, strategy formulation, and implementation.

ISYE 6610: Systems Modeling in Decision Sciences - Model systems using linear programming, integer programming, multi-criteria decision-making, and decision analysis. Use computational tools to evaluate systems and make actionable decisions to improve system performance.

ISYE 6620: Discrete Event Simulation - Use simulation modeling and analysis techniques to evaluate system performance, using graphical simulation modeling, animation techniques, large-scale and complex systems models, pseudo-random number and random variate generation, input and output modeling, sensitivity analysis, and interactive simulation-based decision-support systems.



Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) The Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

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