Systems Engineering is an applications-oriented Masters program designed to enable the student to transition from the role of a domain-expert Engineer to a Systems Engineer, and is intended for people who need to design, develop and manage large and complex systems in industry. Major emphasis is placed on System Design, Verification & Validation, Simulation, and Project Management.
Systems Engineering expands the capabilities of engineers by applying proven structured methodologies to broaden perspective and hone problem solving skills. The increased complexity of technologies ranging from medical devices to manufacturing designs to larger systems of networked devices require a systems perspective.
The School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas provides a Systems Engineering curriculum designed to prepare students to earn the title of ‘Systems Engineer’.
What is Systems Engineering?
Systems Engineering is defined for this degree as a creative human activity in which engineers design and develop complex interconnections of devices, sub-systems, and components to meet human needs.
Systems Engineering activities include:
Systems engineers make an impact:
At the request of local industry, the faculty of the School of Engineering at the University of St Thomas researched, developed, and reviewed the Systems Engineering program to ensure that it would meet the needs of local and regional industries. Interaction with industry and meeting their needs has been the cornerstone of the School of Engineering.
The Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering will prepare engineers and related technical professionals for a career in systems engineering. It will prepare engineers who demonstrate lifelong learning, ethical behavior, sensitivity to cultural needs in the design and development of systems, and inclusion of people from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The curriculum is multi-disciplinary and oriented toward industry needs. Faculty with industry experience teach classes based in theory and emphasizing applications relevant to the regional industries.
Effective fall 2015, to complete the requirements for the Master of Science in Systems Engineering, students must successfully complete 10 courses (30 graduate semester credits) and maintain a GPA of at least 2.7.
REQUIRED COURSES AND ELECTIVES (10 courses = 30 total credits)
CORE COURSES (All 5 courses required = 15 credits)
ELECTIVE CREDITS (Choose any 4 courses from the electives listed below = 12 credits)
Financial and Accounting Electives
Management and Leadership Electives
Modeling and Simulation Electives
Medical Device Electives
ENGINEERING PROJECT (required) (1 course = 3 credits) (Must be pre-approved by Advisor)
Please meet with your advisor for this program, Professor Bob Monson, early in your program to determine the best class sequence, as some classes are only offered bi-annually.