Online Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering

Earning a Master of Engineering with an emphasis in systems engineering allows you to play a key role in creating, analyzing and improving a wide range of products, processes and services. This advanced engineering degree with an interdisciplinary approach helps you advance in your field by developing knowledge relevant to your professional interests.

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Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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What is systems engineering?

Systems engineering is a broad field focused on the development and enhancement of all types of engineered systems, from phone networks and supply chains to business software. The International Council on Systems Engineering defines systems engineering as: “A transdisciplinary and integrative approach to enable the successful realization, use and retirement of engineered systems, using systems principles and concepts and scientific, technological and management methods.”

In the master’s degree with an emphasis in systems engineering, you’ll build the knowledge and abilities needed to comprehend complex projects in a holistic sense. This includes:

  • Connecting system concepts and designs with their practical, day-to-day uses.
  • Identifying potential problems that can arise in systems and crafting solutions.
  • Understanding how the many components of a system function together and support each other.

What can I expect to learn in an online engineering master’s program?

 

Defining needs and supporting risk management efforts are the primary goals for all systems engineers. Our Master of Engineering program, with an emphasis in systems engineering, focuses on foundational concepts that build a broader perspective on topics, such as design synthesis, engineering and system management and system validation.

In addition to these skills, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your studies on one of the following topics:

  • Hardware.
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Quality and reliability.
  • Software.
  • Supply chains.

You can also take a combination of electives that qualify you for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Who is the best fit for this engineering master’s program?

 

The ideal candidate for this online engineering master’s program already has a career in a field like engineering, consulting, operations, manufacturing or transportation. More broadly, this program is fitting for applicants with an interest in the early-stage needs and requirements of a manufacturing or development cycle. Completion of courses in differential and integral calculus, calculus-based probability and statistics and operations research is also crucial.

Will my engineering master's degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured engineering master’s courses

As an advanced degree designed for working professionals, this Master of Engineering program emphasizes hands-on practice, building experience relevant to your industry. You’ll have the ability to select an educational path that addresses your personal academic and professional goals. Featured courses include:


Core

Advanced Quality Control


Core

Design of Experiments


Core

Engineering Administration


Core

Enterprise Modeling


Core

Introduction to Systems Engineering


Core

Project Management


Core

Reliability Engineering


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Risk Management


What can I do with a Master of Engineering with an emphasis in systems engineering?

This degree helps to support your current career, making you a more attractive candidate for new systems engineering positions. After earning an online engineering master’s degree, you’ll have the competencies needed to effectively compete for leadership roles in a wide range of industries. Common industries for graduates include:

Aerospace

Information technology

Manufacturing

Operations

Transportation

Distinguished educators set the stage for academic achievement

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Distinguished educators set the stage for academic achievement

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Master’s in engineering admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Engineering program, with an emphasis in systems engineering, must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Top 25% of all accredited engineering programs in the nation

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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bachelor’s degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (American Society for Engineering Education 2019).

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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