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IME MS Systems Engineering Program & Requirements

IME systems engineering program

MS Systems Engineering Program

The MS Systems Engineering curriculum consists of thirty (30) credit hours. The curriculum has seven 3-hour Core Courses and three 3-hour technical elective courses in one of the three areas of focus: Autonomous Systems, Cybersecurity Systems, and Maritime Systems. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at all times while enrolled in the program. The following table shows the overview of the curriculum.


Core and Required Courses
C1: Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
C2: Cost Estimating for Engineering Economic Analysis
C7: Model Based Systems Engineering and Simulation

ATS1: Introduction to Mobile Robotics and Unmanned Systems
CYS1: Cybersecurity for Systems Engineering
MAS1: Marine Vehicles Engineering Principles


Core and Required Courses
C3: Engineering Risk Analysis and Decision Making with Uncertainty
C4: System Requirements Analysis and Knowledge Management

ATS2: Principles of Autonomous Systems
CYS2: Cybersecurity Standards and Applications
MAS2: Marine Systems


Core and Required Courses
C5: Systems Test and Evaluation
C6: Design Considerations for Systems Engineering


Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related area as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor's degree; or
  • A graduate degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related area as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies
  • Good academic standing in the last institution last attended
  • A minimum graduate record examination (GRE) score of at least 151 in the Quantitative section and at least 146 Verbal Reasoning section. This requirement may be waived when an approved substitutive credential is met and verified. Please see detail in GRE waiver request form.
  • For international applicants, TOEFL score at least 80 or IELTS score at least 6.5
  • Three letters of recommendation obtained from academics or professionals who can comment on the academic and research potential of the applicant
  • Statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing a Master of Science degree and a career in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.


For more information, including instructions on how to request an application, contact: 

Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty

Dr. Changchun (Chad) Zeng
 (850) 410-6273


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046
(850) 410-6345
(850) 410-6342

Systems Engineering Program Coordinator, Faculty

Dr. Daniel Georgiadis
 (850) 770-2289


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Florida State University Panama City
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, Florida 32405
(850) 872-4750