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SPSU Home >> Systems Engineering >> Graduate Programs >> Master of Science Program

Master of Science Program

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

Credit Hours
SYE 6005 Introduction to Systems Engineering
3
SYE 6010 or
MGNT 6050
Managing the Technical Effort or
Project Management
3
SYE 6020 System Architecture
3
SYE 6025 Economic Decision Analysis
3
QA 6610 Statistics
3
SYE 7803 Thesis Hours
6
 SYE 6XXX
Systems Engineering Elective (1 course)
3
 MGNT, QA, SYE, or SWE Concentration (4 courses)
12

Project Option

Credit Hours
SYE 6005 Introduction to Systems Engineering
3
SYE 6010 or
MGNT 6050
Managing the Technical Effort or
Project Management
3
SYE 6020 System Architecture
3
SYE 6025 Economic Decision Analysis
3
QA 6610 Statistics
3
SYE 6055
Systems Engineering Project
3
 SYE 6XXX
Systems Engineering Electives (2 course)
6
MGNT, QA, SYE, or SWE
Concentration (4 courses)
12

Systems Engineering Electives
Students  take one or two Systems Engineering (SyE) courses in addition to the required courses listed above.

Concentration 
Students select four courses in a concentration. The Systems Engineering program offers three suggested concentrations: Manufacturing and Logistics Systems, Integrated Process and Product Development, and Decision Modeling, which are described below.

Students may propose a customized selection of four elective courses with approval of the Program Coordinator.  Some potential customized concentrations may include courses from Software Engineering, Management, Information Technology, or Quality Assurance. Some of SPSU's other graduate programs offer Graduate Certificates that could be used for the concentration requirement. Students should review other Departments’ sections of the graduate catalog for additional certificate options.

Manufacturing & Logistics Systems Concentration*

Credit Hours
SyE 6065 System Optimization
3
SyE 6070 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
3
SyE 6075 Manufacturing Systems Planning and Design
3
QA 6602 Total Quality
3
*This concentration requires SyE 5000 as a pre-requisite.

Integrated Product & Process Development Concentration**

Credit Hours
SYE 6015 Systems Analysis and Design
3
SYE 6035 Modeling and Simulation
3
SYE 6045 or
QA 6722
Process Assessment and Improvement or
Human Factors in Quality Assurance
3
SYE 6050 or
QA 6615
Reliability and Sustainability or
Applied System Reliability
3
**This concentration requires QA 6610 as a pre-requisite.

Decision Modeling Concentration**

Credit Hours
SYE 6035 Modeling and Simulation
3
SYE 6050 or
QA 6615
Reliability and Sustainability or
Applied System Reliability
3
SyE 6065 System Optimization
3
QA 6613 Linear Regression Analysis
3
**This concentration requires QA 6610 as a pre-requisite.