Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Hardware Systems Engineering

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Face-to-face
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: 11-9041

About the Program

This graduate certificate will enhance the skills of engineers who work in areas of product design and development related to a variety of industries, but mostly Department of Defense (DoD). In today’s environment, managing the complexity of hardware product development requires technical knowledge and know-how, as well as system engineering approaches with a focus on the product development life cycle process. This graduate certificate program will leverage this competency to provide systems engineering thinking paired with technical depth in product development and design. This paring will enhance the skill set and talent of engineers who work in the field of hardware product design and development.

Admission Requirements

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent STEM BS degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 and/or significant work experience

Program Requirements

Required System Engineering Courses
SYSE 533Systems Integration and Test3.0
SYSE 685Systems Engineering Management3.0
SYSE 688Systems Engineering Analysis3.0
Systems Engineering Course Elective
SYSE 530Systems Engineering Design3.0
or SYSE 531 Systems Architecture Development
or SYSE 682 Introduction to Systems Science
COE Technical Electives (2 Courses ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECET, ECES, ET, MEM or MATE)*6.0
Total Credits18.0

Technical Electives must be graduate level courses (500, 600 or 700 level)

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
SYSE 6853.0SYSE 6883.0SYSE 5333.0SYSE 530, 533, or 6823.0
 3 3 3 3
Second Year
Technical Elective 1*3.0Technical Elective 2*3.0  
 3 3  
Total Credits 18

Technical Elective courses must be graduate level 500, 600 or 700 level courses from COE

Additional Information

To learn more about the certificate or to apply for admission, please visit the Systems Engineering program page.

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