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Home >> 2010 - 2011 Graduate Catalog >> Programs & Courses >> Degree Programs >> Master of Science in Systems Engineering Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Systems Engineering Degree Requirements

The program consists of five core courses and a four course concentration. Additionally, students will either complete a thesis (6 thesis hours) and one Systems Engineering Elective or a project (SYE 6055) and two Systems Engineering Electives.

Thesis Option

SYE 6005

Introduction to Systems Engineering

3

SYE 6010 or

Managing the Technical Effort or

3

MGNT 6050

Project Management

 

SYE 6020

System Architecture

3

SYE 6025

Economic Decision Analysis

3

QA 6610

Statistics

3

SYE 7803

Thesis Hours

6

 

Elective (1 course)

3

 

Concentration (4 courses)

12

Program Total

 

36

Project Option

SYE 6005

Introduction to Systems Engineering

3

SYE 6010 or

Managing the Technical Effort or

3

MGNT 6050

Project Management

 

SYE 6020

System Architecture

3

SYE 6025

Economic Decision Analysis

3

QA 6610

Statistics

3

SYE 6055

Systems Engineering Project

3

 

Electives (2 courses)

6

 

Concentration (4 courses)

12

Program Total

 

36

Electives

A candidate must take one or two elective courses in addition to the required courses listed above. A complete list of all Systems Engineering courses is listed below. Typically the electives will be Systems Engineering courses, but courses from other programs may be taken with approval of the Program Director.

Concentration

A candidate must select four courses in a concentration. The candidate may propose a customized selection of four elective courses with approval of the Program Director. Some potential concentrations include: Software Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Systems, or Transportation Systems. The program offers three suggested concentrations: Manufacturing and Logistics Systems, Integrated Process and Product Development, and Decision Modeling.

For the concentration requirement, students are encouraged to take an integrated four-course sequence leading to a Graduate Certificate. Students should review other departments' sections of the graduate catalog for additional certificate options.