Systems Engineering Master's

Program Director
Robert Cloutier

Today, powerful technical, business and organizational forces are driving an increase in the complexity of systems of all types. In response, a growing number of companies are assuming the role of system integrators. Instead of being responsible for the delivery of individual products, these companies are becoming accountable for the technical, cost and schedule performance of entire systems. With this Masters Degree, you will be equipped to respond to these trends. Graduates from this program will be prepared to work effectively at the interface between engineering and management and to assume professional positions of increasing responsibility. This 10-course, online, instructor-led program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the design of complex systems that will be effective, reliable and supportable throughout their operational life. The Systems Engineering Masters Program is offered through the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens.

This program has a core of six required courses and four electives.

Required: SYS625, SYS650, EM612, SYS605, SYS800 plus one SYS elective in a quantitative course from the following:  SYS611, SYS645, SYS660, SYS670, or other as approved by your advisor. 

For the four electives, choose any elective from the following table, or select courses towards any of the graduate certificates. 

The below list serves as a reference point to which courses are offered online; courses not offered online are not included. For a complete list of courses offered by Stevens Institute of Technology, including specific program requirements, please view the Academic Catalog. Students are required to work with their academic advisor to determine a study plan.

Core Courses
Course #Course NameInstructor (s)Semester
EM612 or ME636/IPD612Project Management of Complex SystemsDouglas Fain, John Mikruk, MaryAnne Rizk, Stas TarchalskiFall-2015, Spring I-2015
SYS/CPE625Fundamentals of Systems EngineeringKristin Giammarco, Leslie Stevens, Peter McQuade, Richard ArraFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS605Systems IntegrationJames Armstrong, Leslie Stevens, William MillerFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS650System Architecture and DesignAnthony Barrese, Edward Wojciechowski, Kristin Giammarco, Peter McQuade, William MillerFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS800Special Problems in Systems EngineeringMichael PennottiTBA

Concentration and Elective Courses
Course #Course NameInstructor (s)Semester
EM/PME600Engineering Economics and Cost AnalysisDouglas FainFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
EM605Elements of Operations ResearchTeresa ZighFall-2015, Summer A-2015
EM665Integrated Supply Chain ManagementCheryl DugasSpring I-2015
EM680Designing and Managing the Development EnterpriseJohn Mikruk, Luca IandoliFall-2015, Spring I-2015
ES684Systems ThinkingAli Mostashari, Mo MansouriSpring I-2015
FE610Stochastic Calculus for Financial EngineersIonut Florescu, Khaldoun Khashanah, Peter Lin, Steven YangSummer A-2015
FE620Pricing and HedgingCornelis Los, Jim Wang, Khaldoun KhashanahSpring I-2015, Summer A-2015
FE621Computational Methods in FinanceDavid Starer, Ionut Florescu, Peter LinFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
FE630Portfolio Theory and ApplicationsDavid Starer, Dragos BozdogFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SES602Secure Systems FoundationsPaul RohmeyerFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SES603Secure Systems LaboratoryTBATBA
SES622Fundamentals of Security Systems EngineeringPaul RohmeyerSpring I-2015
SES623Systems Security Architecture and DesignPaul RohmeyerTBA
SSW/SYS810Special Topics: Model-Based Software EngineeringMark BlackburnTBA
SSW533Software Cost Estimation and MetricsLinda Laird, Ye YangTBA
SSW540Fundamentals of Software EngineeringGregg Vesonder, Mark Ardis, Richard Turner, Robbie Cohen, Stacey GelmanFall-2015, Summer A-2015
SSW564/SOC521Software Requirements Analysis and EngineeringMark Ardis, Richard Turner, Robbie Cohen, Stacey GelmanSpring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SSW565Software Architecture and Component-based DesignGregg Vesonder, Robbie CohenFall-2015, Summer A-2015
SSW567Software Testing, Quality Assurance and MaintenanceLinda Laird, Mark ArdisFall-2015, Spring I-2015
SSW687Acquisition and Management of Large Software SystemsRichard TurnerFall-2015
SSW689Engineering of Trusted Software SystemsLinda Laird, Mark BlackburnSpring I-2015
SYS501Probability and Statistics for Systems EngineeringTBATBA
SYS595Design of Experiments and OptimizationJason CookSpring I-2015
SYS611Simulation and ModelingMichael GellerFall-2015, Spring I-2015
SYS632Designing Space Missions and SystemsJerry Sellers, Michael DeLorenzo, Peter Swan, Peter Wirt, Randy LieferFall-2015
SYS635Human SpaceflightJerry Sellers, Jim Voss, Michael DeLorenzo, Randy LieferSpring I-2015
SYS637Cost-Effective Space Mission OperationsJerry Sellers, Michael DeLorenzoSpring I-2015
SYS640System Supportability and LogisticsCaroline LubertFall-2015
SYS645Design for Reliability, Maintainability, and SupportabilityWilliam RobinsonSpring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS655Robust Engineering DesignCaroline LubertSpring I-2015
SYS660Decision and Risk AnalysisEarl Sprague, James WhalenFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS710Research MethodologiesAli Mostashari, Mo MansouriTBA
SYS750Advanced System and Software Architecture Modeling and AssessmentRobert CloutierFall-2015
SYS900Thesis in Systems EngineeringTBATBA


General Information
Credits 3 Credits Per Course/10 Courses for Master's
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A Master's degree from Stevens' School of Systems and Enterprises available online.  Co-sponsored by AACEI, ACM, AIChE, IEEE, NECA, NSPE, and SNAME.

If you're a professional with a bachelor's degree, you can earn a masters degree in an outstanding Systems Engineering program delivered by the same superior faculty who teach in conventional settings. You receive the finest professional education using rich Internet features -- threaded discussions, chat, bulletin boards, e-mail, file sharing, whiteboards, and workgroups for in-depth participation. You also have online library privileges, with instant search and retrieval of important databases. Courses are taught using the most widely adopted distance learning web system.

For a person like me with little background in Computer Science this course was a very good overview of different aspects of Service Oriented Architecture. The lecture podcasts were very effective in helping me understand the course content. The Assignments were very well planned to help me understand the practical implementation of different concepts."
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