MS in Systems Engineering Overview The accredited Master's degree in Systems Engineering prepares students to become effective systems engineers, leaders, managers and future executives. With a systems engineering background, students are able to tackle a wide array of engineering challenges from the entire systems life cycle, including concept development, technology assessment, architecture selection, and proposal development.Systems engineers are highly valued in industry because their skills complement those in traditional engineering fields. Whereas other engineering disciplines usually focus deeply in only one area, systems engineers must integrate all of those areas into a comprehensive and effective system. This is a versatile skillset that allows for a flexible career path, as systems engineering expertise is sought by a wide range of industries such as healthcare, defense, communications, aerospace, government, transportation, finance, and more.Drexel University’s MS in Systems Engineering will prepare students from any of these fields to manage the big picture and take on the large, complex projects in their organizations.Program Features and BenefitsEstablished program with strong reputation among regional and national companiesTaught by a dedicated faculty with significant systems engineering experience in both industry and academiaCurriculum that prepares students to perform, lead, and manage systems development from conceptual development and engineering design through the operation and sustainment phasesCollaborative opportunities that leverage technology incubators such as ACIN, Benjamin Franklin Tech Partners, the Baiada Center, Drexel Ventures and moreState restrictions may apply to some programs. 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Curriculum Engineering Management Required Courses EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0EGMT 571Managerial Statistics3.0EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0EGMT 573Operations Research3.0EGMT 685Systems Engineering Management3.0Systems Engineering Required Courses EGMT 688Systems Engineering Analysis I3.0EGMT 690Systems Engineering Analysis II3.0SYSE 510Systems Engineering Process3.0SYSE 520Sustainment and Integrated Logistics3.0SYSE 521Integrated Risk Management3.0SYSE 533Systems Integration and Test3.0Capstone in Systems Engineering SYSE 598Capstone in Systems Engineering3.0Electives12.0Complete four of the following: SYSE 511Systems Engineering Tools SYSE 522Supply Chain Systems Engineering SYSE 523Systems Reliability Engineering SYSE 524Systems Reliability, Availability & Maintainability Analysis SYSE 525Statistical Modeling & Experimental Design SYSE 530Systems Engineering Design SYSE 531Systems Architecture Development SYSE 532Software Systems Engineering EGMT 635Visual System Mapping EGMT 650Engineering Leadership ECES 511Fundamentals of Systems I ECES 512Fundamentals of Systems II ECES 513Fundamentals of Systems III ECES 521Probability & Random Variables ECES 522Random Process & Spectral Analysis ECES 523Detection & Estimation Theory ECES 811Optimization Methods for Engineering Design ECEP 501Power System Analysis ECEP 502Computer Analysis of Power Systems ECEP 503Synchronous Machine Modeling ECEP 610Power System Dynamics ECEP 611Power System Security ECEP 612Economic Operation of Power Systems SYSE 898Master's Thesis in Systems Engineering ** Total Credits48.0 *Electives from other engineering disciplines and/or Drexel colleges may be considered with review and approval by the advisor.**If a student decides to pursue the Master's Thesis option, the student will complete the 11 core courses, one elective course and nine thesis credits. Advisor/Director consultation and approval is required if a student is interested in waiving core courses when pursuing the Master's Thesis option.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited college or university A bachelor's degree in science (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.) is also acceptable, but you may be required to take extra undergraduate or graduate coursesAn undergraduate degree earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degreeA minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 as well as any subsequent graduate-level workRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (at least one professional)Personal EssayResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1157 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for the MS in Systems Engineering Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.