Master of Science in Systems Engineering

The MS in systems engineering requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, including the following courses:

SIE 550: Theory Linear Systems 3 units
SIE 554A: Systems Engineering Processes 3 units
SIE 520: Stochastic Modeling OR3 units
SIE 530: Engineering Statistics3 units

Students then select from one of the following three options:

1. Project Option: Either a 3- or 6-credit Project may be selected with approval of the faculty adviser. 

The remaining elective credits for a total of 30 credit hours will be selected with the approval of an adviser and the Graduate Study Committee.

2. Thesis Option: Students may choose to write a 6-credit-hour thesis with approval of the faculty adviser. Students will either defend their thesis on campus or will have to arrange for a teleconference defense.

The remaining elective credits for a total of 30 credit hours will be selected with the approval of an adviser and the Graduate Study Committee.

3. Coursework Option: A total of 33 credit hours are required for this option. At least one 3-credit-hour course must be completed at the 600 level with a grade of "B" or above.

The remaining elective credits will be selected with the approval of an adviser and the Graduate Study Committee.

Note: All students are required to meet with the graduate adviser and their faculty adviser to complete their Plan of Study form by the end of their second semester.

Distance Options

This degree is also available online.

University of Arizona College of Engineering