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. 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.Engineering Management Required Courses EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0EGMT 571Managerial 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 Engineering3.0Electives (choose four courses)12.0ECEP 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 review and approval by the advisor.**When pursuing the Master's Thesis option, you'll complete the 12 core courses, one elective course, and nine thesis credits. Advisor/Director consultation and approval is required if you're 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 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 2016-2017 is $1192 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 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 Any problems? Find help or contact us.