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 TarchalskiSpring I-2015
SYS/CPE625Fundamentals of Systems EngineeringAlice Squires, Kristin Giammarco, Leslie Stevens, Peter McQuade, Richard ArraSpring I-2015
SYS605Systems IntegrationJames Armstrong, Leslie Stevens, William MillerSpring I-2015
SYS650System Architecture and DesignAlice Squires, Anthony Barrese, Edward Wojciechowski, Kristin Giammarco, Peter McQuade, William MillerSpring I-2015
SYS800Special Problems in Systems EngineeringMichael PennottiTBA

Concentration and Elective Courses
Course #Course NameInstructor (s)Semester
EM/PME600Engineering Economics and Cost AnalysisDouglas FainSpring I-2015
EM605Elements of Operations ResearchTeresa ZighTBA
EM665Integrated Supply Chain ManagementCheryl Dugas, David NowickiSpring I-2015
EM680Designing and Managing the Development EnterpriseJohn Mikruk, Luca IandoliSpring I-2015
ES684Systems ThinkingAli Mostashari, Mo MansouriSpring I-2015
FE610Stochastic Calculus for Financial EngineersIonut Florescu, Khaldoun Khashanah, Peter Lin, Steven YangTBA
FE620Pricing and HedgingCornelis Los, Jim Wang, Khaldoun KhashanahSpring I-2015
FE621Computational Methods in FinanceDavid Starer, Ionut Florescu, Peter LinSpring I-2015
FE630Portfolio Theory and ApplicationsDavid Starer, Dragos BozdogSpring I-2015
SES602Secure Systems FoundationsPaul RohmeyerSpring I-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 Cheng, Linda LairdTBA
SSW540Fundamentals of Software EngineeringGregg Vesonder, Mark Ardis, Richard Turner, Robbie CohenTBA
SSW564/SOC521Software Requirements Analysis and EngineeringMark Ardis, Richard Turner, Robbie CohenSpring I-2015
SSW565Software Architecture and Component-based DesignRobbie CohenTBA
SSW567Software Testing, Quality Assurance and MaintenanceLinda Cheng, Linda LairdSpring I-2015
SSW687Acquisition and Management of Large Software SystemsRichard TurnerTBA
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 GellerSpring I-2015
SYS632Designing Space Missions and SystemsJerry Sellers, Michael DeLorenzo, Peter Swan, Peter Wirt, Randy LieferTBA
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 LubertTBA
SYS645Design for Reliability, Maintainability, and SupportabilityWilliam RobinsonSpring I-2015
SYS655Robust Engineering DesignCaroline LubertSpring I-2015
SYS660Decision and Risk AnalysisEarl Sprague, James WhalenSpring I-2015
SYS710Research MethodologiesAli Mostashari, Mo MansouriTBA
SYS750Advanced System and Software Architecture Modeling and AssessmentRobert CloutierTBA
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.

 It was very well put together; material was interesting and very organized, exams were a reflection of material, and the lecture notes were well written as well. Overall, just a well designed and executed course."
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