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Master of Systems Engineering


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MSSE Courses

The MS Systems Engineering curriculum consists of thirty (30) credit hours. The curriculum has seven 3-hour core courses and three 3-hour technical electives in Systems Engineering or other related engineering disciplines, subjected to the approval by the IME department. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at all times while enrolled in the program.

Available Courses


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

Electives (include but not limited to)
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

Electives (include but not limited to)
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



Online graduate courses offered by other engineering departments may be accepted as electives for the Systems program with approval from the department graduate director.


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