|Major Code: 8097
||Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Admission Status: Graduate
|Admission Materials: letters of recommendation, GRE, résumé, objectives, transcripts
||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
The Master of Science in Systems Engineering meets the professional needs of engineers who are looking to advance within the technical leadership of engineering organizations. Today’s highly complex, highly inter-operative engineered systems require full life cycle oversight to properly address the challenges of developing and integrating such systems within a global marketplace. The program prepares engineers to further their technical careers by meeting these system design and integration challenges, emphasizing the development of a high-level, interdisciplinary mindset toward system development.
An applicant for admission should have a bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program, though applicants with bachelor’s degrees in physical sciences, computer science or mathematics will also be considered. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of objectives and GRE results. All students are required to have a combined verbal/quantitative GRE score of 300 or higher (using the 130-170 point per part scoring system).
International applicants for whom English is not their primary language must submit internet-based TOEFL scores of 79 or higher.
General admission requirements and the process of applying are presented under Graduate Academic Information .
The program requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. Students without adequate undergraduate courses in linear and matrix algebra, calculus, probability theory and/or statistics will be required to make up these deficiencies. Courses taken to satisfy these deficiencies or any other admission prerequisites cannot be counted toward the degree requirements. Thesis students must earn at least six semester credit hours of SYS 5999 Thesis Research in Systems Engineering . More credit hours may be necessary to satisfactorily complete the thesis requirement, but only six may be counted toward the degree requirement.
Nonthesis students have the option to complete SYS 5380 Systems Engineering Design Project , in which students formulate and solve an industry problem and submit a project system design paper. ln so doing, SYS 5380 satisfies the final program examination requirement in the program. If nonthesis students choose not to take SYS 5380, they must instead choose an elective from the department’s list of acceptable technical electives and pass a final program examination. For nonthesis students, the capstone design project option or the final program examination must be completed during the student’s final semester before graduation.
General degree requirements are presented under Graduate Academic Information .