Systems Engineering BS/MS

Major: Systems Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) AND Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 228.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.2701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-2199

About the Program

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering is an online curriculum integrating systems and financial management and planning.The degree enables engineering leaders to perform, lead, and manage systems development throughout the life cycle, from conceptual development and engineering design through the operation and sustainment phases.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Drexel University Master of Science in Systems Engineering will be competent in their ability to:

  • develop and implement models and tools to enhance and optimize complex systems;
  • develop and manage processes relevant to complex systems development;
  • architect, design, implement, integrate, verify, validate, support and decommission complex systems;
  • use systems engineering tools and practices to identify and execute effective technical solutions;
  • manage system-intensive projects within cost and schedule constraints;
  • consider financial elements in all complex systems solutions.

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
General Education Courses15.0
Foundation Requirements
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGR 121Computation Lab I2.0
ENGR 122Computation Lab II1.0
ECE 200Digital Logic Design4.0
ECE 201Foundations of Electric Circuits4.0
ECE 203Programming for Engineers3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
Sophomore Engineering Elective Options
Select one of the following:3.0-4.0
Introduction to Thermodynamics
Discrete Mathematics
Fundamentals of Physics IV
Professional Requirements
ECEL 301 [WI] Electrical Engineering Laboratory2.0
ECEL 302ECE Laboratory II2.0
ECEL 303ECE Laboratory III2.0
ECEL 304ECE Laboratory IV2.0
ECE 361Probability for Engineers3.0-4.0
or ECE 362 Engineering Statistics
ECES 301Transform Methods and Filtering 4.0
ECES 303Transform Methods II3.0
ECE 391Introduction to Engineering Design Methods1.0
ECE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I2.0
ECE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II2.0
ECE 493Senior Design Project III4.0
ECE Electives33.0
Math Elective3.0
Free Electives13.5
Required Graduate Courses
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
EGMT 571Managerial Statistics3.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
SYSE 510Systems Engineering Process3.0
SYSE 520Sustainment and Integrated Logistics3.0
SYSE 521Integrated Risk Management3.0
SYSE 533Systems Integration and Test3.0
SYSE 598Capstone in Systems Engineering3.0
SYSE 685Systems Engineering Management3.0
SYSE 688Systems Engineering Analysis I3.0
SYSE 690Systems Engineering Analysis II3.0
Elective Graduate Courses (Choose 4)12.0
Systems Engineering Tools
Supply Chain Systems Engineering
Systems Reliability Engineering
Systems Reliability, Availability & Maintainability Analysis
Statistical Modeling & Experimental Design
Systems Engineering Design
Systems Architecture Development
Software Systems Engineering
Total Credits230.0-232.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 121Computation Lab I2.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits16.0
Winter
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 122Computation Lab II1.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
 Term Credits19.5
Spring
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits18.0
Second Year
Fall
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ECE 200Digital Logic Design4.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Winter
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
ECE 203Programming for Engineers3.0
ECE 201Foundations of Electric Circuits4.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
Free elective3.0
General Ed elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Third Year
Fall
ECE 361Probability for Engineers4.0
ECES 301Transform Methods and Filtering 4.0
ECEL 301 [WI] Electrical Engineering Laboratory2.0
General Ed elective6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Winter
ECEL 302ECE Laboratory II2.0
ECES 303Transform Methods II3.0
EGMT 571Managerial Statistics3.0
MATH 291Complex and Vector Analysis for Engineers4.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
ECE elective4.0
 Term Credits19.0
Fourth Year
Fall
ECEL 303ECE Laboratory III2.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
EGMT 685Systems Engineering Management3.0
ECE Electives7.0
 Term Credits15.0
Winter
ECE 391Introduction to Engineering Design Methods1.0
ECEL 304ECE Laboratory IV2.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
EGMT 688Systems Engineering Analysis I3.0
ECE Electives7.0
 Term Credits16.0
Spring
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
EGMT 690Systems Engineering Analysis II3.0
SYSE 521Integrated Risk Management3.0
Gen Ed electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Summer
SYSE 533Systems Integration and Test3.0
ECE Elective4.0
Free Elective6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Fifth Year
Fall
ECE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I2.0
SYSE 510Systems Engineering Process3.0
Free elective3.0
ECE elective3.0
Grad elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Winter
ECE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II2.0
SYSE 520Sustainment and Integrated Logistics3.0
ECE elective4.0
Free elective3.0
Grad electives6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Spring
ECE 493Senior Design Project III4.0
SYSE 598Capstone in Systems Engineering3.0
ECE elective4.5
Grad elective3.0
 Term Credits14.5
Total Credit: 231.0
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