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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Engineering, M.S.

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The graduate plan in Systems Engineering leads to a Master of Science degree. The plan prepares engineers who are knowledgeable in interdisciplinary systems engineering approaches and engineering management and who therefore have the full range of concurrent engineering concepts and skills needed to specify, implement and support complete systems. Such knowledge is particularly important in the evolution of systems that are critical to achieving the mission of an organization and to sustaining the safety of life, health, property and the environment. Such systems are vital to many organizations that are served by UHCL including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, energy, manufacturing and others. The plan consists of formal courses, laboratory work and research conducted under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Candidates can tailor their plan of study to emphasize systems engineering analysis or systems engineering management. The web site for the Systems Engineering program is https://www.uhcl.edu/science-engineering/departments/engineering/systems-engineering.

Degree Requirements

Basic Preparation

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and be approved by the graduate admissions committee to ensure that the appropriate background knowledge base is present. This background must include, at a minimum: STAT 3334 - Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers  Candidates who do not have the required or equivalent preparation are required to take the appropriate courses before enrolling in certain graduate career courses in SENG, SWEN, CSCI and CENG. The committee recommends that candidates take CENG 5131 - Engineering Applications  as a preparation elective.

Additional Information

Students select between SWEN 5230  or EMGT 5430 .

Additional Information

These candidates may also choose elective options from the CENG, SWEN or EMGT engineering programs.

Systems Engineering Elective Hours

Thesis Option (six hours of thesis + nine hours of electives)

Electives in engineering, science, and mathematics approved by the student’s adviser

Capstone Option (3 hours of capstone + 12 hours of electives)

Electives in engineering, science, and mathematics approved by the students’ adviser

Systems Engineering Specialization

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