Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design

Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design

Curriculum and Plan of Study


Master's Degree Requirements

Requires 30 Total Credit Hours of course work with:

  • At least 21 Credit-Hours in letter graded (A-E) courses at the 500-level or above
  • At least 6 Credit-Hours toward a practicum (Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Up to 3 credit hours for a SE+D program approved fundamentals course (any 400-level or above engineering or science appropriate for a student's Area of Concentration)
  • At most, 6 Credit-Hours total may be in courses at the 400-level.

Course Requirements and Plan of Study


A. Systems Engineering + Design Core (9 credits)

  • ISD 520: Introduction to Systems Engineering  (Offered Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer) Online, On-campus
  • ISD 599C: Development and Verification of System Design Requirements  (Offered Fall) Online, On-campus
  • ISD 599D: System Architecting, Concept Development and Embodiment Design (Offered Winter) Online, On-campus

B. Systems Engineering Electives (3 Credit Hours)

  • IOE 591: Risk Management (Offered Winter Term) On-campus
  • ISD 599A: Software Systems Engineering (Offered Winter Term) Online, on-campus
  • MFG 599B: Design for Six Sigma (Offered Winter Term) Online, on-campus
Note: System Engineering Electives also may be taken as part of the Systems Engineering Concentration Area (section C).

C. Concentration Area Electives (9 Credit Hours including one design-focused elective)


D. Practicum and Fundamentals (9 Credit Hours)

Students may select one of the following

  1. 9-credit Practicum
  2. 6-credit Practicum and 3-credits for a Fundamentals Course
    • Note: This fundamentals course may be any pre-approved 400-Level or above engineering or science course appropriate for a student's plan of study.
  3. 6-credit Practicum with an additional 3-credits from a student's Concentration Area or any Systems Engineering Elective (see section B).