Certificate in Systems Engineering

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering or other science
Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 14.2701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-2199


About the Program

This certificate focuses on teaching students the process and the art of systems engineering. Students will learn systems engineering tools and skills to integrate user needs, manage requirements, conduct technological evaluation, and build elaborate system architectures. The courses devote particular attention to knowledge, skills, mindset, and leadership qualities needed to be a successful systems engineering leader in the field.

Any students working or interested in the field of systems engineering should consider pursuing and completing this certificate.

Admission Requirements

Degree and GPA Requirement

A bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited college or university is required. A bachelor’s degree in the sciences (physics, mathematics, computer science, etc.) may also be acceptable. Applicants with degrees in the sciences may be required to take a number of undergraduate or post-baccalaureate courses. An undergraduate degree earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a US bachelor's degree. A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for a bachelor’s degree as well as for any subsequent graduate-level work is required. 

TOEFL Requirement

For students whose native language is not English and who do not hold a degree from a US institution, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. TOEFL scores must be less than two years old to be considered. Minimum of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based). Official documents of this exam must be submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Unofficial photocopies will not be accepted.

Other Requirements

  • Submission of an application
  • Official, sealed college transcripts
  • An essay
  • Two or more letters of recommendation

Program Requirements

EGMT 571Engineering Statistics3.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
SYSE 685Systems Engineering Management3.0
SYSE 688Systems Engineering Analysis3.0
SYSE 690Modeling and Simulation3.0
Total Credits18.0
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