Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Systems Engineering for Software Applications

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: 15-1243


About the Program

This graduate certificate is intended to enhance the skills of software 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 and software interface coding requires technical knowledge and know how, as well as system engineering approaches with a focus on the product development life cycle process. The courses associated with this certificate focus on software development but provide connection to development of hardware products and / or assets.  The software enables integration and operation of the hardware and / or asset.   This graduate certificate program will leverage this competency to provide systems engineering thinking paired with technical depth in software engineering design, development and integration. 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.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact Rick Grandrino at

Program Requirements

Required System Engineering Courses
SYSE 532Software Systems Engineering3.0
SYSE 533Systems Integration and Test3.0
SYSE 685Systems Engineering Management3.0
Systems Engineering Course Elective (Choose 1)
SYSE 530Systems Engineering Design3.0
or SYSE 531 Systems Architecture Development
or SYSE 682 Introduction to Systems Science
or SYSE 688 Systems Engineering Analysis
COE or CCI Technical Electives (2 Courses) *6.0
Total Credits18.0

Technical Electives must be graduate level courses (500, 600, or 700 level) in CS, ECE, ECES, ECET or SE.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
SYSE 6853.0SYSE 5323.0SYSE 5333.0SYSE 530, 531, 682, or 6883.0
 3 3 3 3
Second Year
Technical Elective 1*3.0Technical Elective 2*3.0  
 3 3  
Total Credits 18

Technical Electives must be graduate level courses (500, 600, or 700 level) in CS, ECE, ECES, ECET or SE.

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