Certificate in Systems Engineering Analysis

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering or other science
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
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: 15.1501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9041


About the Program

Note: New students are no longer being accepted into this certificate for Academic Year 2022-2023. Please contact Rob Lazzaro (sg77ybbm@drexel.edu) and Rick Grandrino (rag28@drexel.edu) for additional information.

The courses in this certificate focus on teaching students statistical analysis and the use of mathematical models to solve a variety of problems. The courses are structured to discuss theory, process, and application. The primary emphasis is application, as the objectives of the courses are to provide students with skills to model problems, determine a quantitative solution, and perform sensitivity analysis. Theory and process are also studied so students learn how the models work by understanding the underlying theory associated with a particular model. Understanding of theory also enforces skills to conduct sensitivity analyses and helps answer “what if?” type questions. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to formulate mathematical models and solve quantitative problems.

Any students interested in decision sciences or advanced mathematical modeling and analysis should consider pursuing this certification.

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. 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 total score of 94 (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


EGMT 571Engineering Statistics3.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
SYSE 525Statistical Modeling & Experimental Design3.0
SYSE 690Modeling and Simulation3.0
Total Credits15.0
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