Online Masters in Systems Engineering Overview What is a Systems Engineering Degree?The online Master's degree in Systems Engineering prepares you to become an effective systems engineer, leader, manager, and future executive. With a systems engineering background, you’ll be 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.What Does a Systems Engineer Do?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.In Which Industries Does a Systems Engineer Work?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.No matter what field your background is in, Drexel University’s online MS in Systems Engineering prepares you to manage the big picture and take on the large, complex projects in your organization.How Much Does a Systems Engineer Make a Year?Salaries for systems engineers largely vary based location and type of employer (private sector, federal or state government, etc.). Depending on your employer, a systems engineer can make anywhere from $65,000 to $125,000 dollars a year. According to Glassdoor, the national average salary for a systems engineer is about $89,000.Dual Degree OptionsWith our dual degree program, you can earn your MS in Systems Engineering at the same time as any other master’s degree within the College of Engineering. This allows you to graduate with two master’s degree for a significantly reduced number of credits. Program Features and BenefitsEstablished online program with strong reputation among regional and national companiesTaught by a dedicated faculty with significant systems engineering experience in both industry and academiaCustomizable curriculum allows you to take electives from any engineering disciplineCollaborative opportunities that leverage technology incubators such as ACIN, Benjamin Franklin Tech Partners, the Baiada Center, Drexel Ventures, and moreOnline Open HouseJoin us on Wednesday, December 6th from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. EST to learn more about the program and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.You can transfer up to 15 quarter credits from your institution, pending review from the Program Director. Engineering Management Required Courses EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0EGMT 571Engineering Statistics3.0EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0EGMT 573Operations Research3.0Systems Engineering Required Courses SYSE 510Systems Engineering Process3.0SYSE 520Sustainment and Integrated Logistics3.0SYSE 521Integrated Risk Management3.0SYSE 533Systems Integration and Test3.0SYSE 685Systems Engineering Management3.0SYSE 688Systems Engineering Analysis I3.0SYSE 690Systems Engineering Analysis II3.0Capstone in Systems Engineering SYSE 598Capstone in Systems Engineering3.0Electives12.0Choose four of the following: 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 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 EGMT 635Visual System Mapping EGMT 650Engineering Leadership 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 SYSE 898Master's Thesis in Systems Engineering ** Total Credits48.0*Electives from other engineering disciplines and/or Drexel colleges may be considered with approval by your advisor.*Pursuing the Master's Thesis option requires completion of the 12 core courses, one elective course, and nine thesis credits. Advisor approval is required if you're interested in waiving core courses.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 Completing Your Application 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)In an essay of 500-750 words, please answer the following questions:Why do you wish to pursue the MS in Systems Engineering?Why do you believe you will succeed in the program?ResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsTransfer CreditsYou may transfer up to 15 quarter credits from an accredited institution, regardless of whether you completed a master’s degree. Transfer credit decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Systems Engineering program at 215.895.2354 for more information. Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit. This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Systems Engineering Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.