Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering


The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering (SE) is designed to teach students how to conceptualize, analyze and develop complex products and processes. Program participants will gain new technical abilities ranging from architectural composition to detailed analytical programming.  Emphasis will be on complex products such as automobiles.

System architecting emphasizes holistic comprehension of complex problems to develop customer-focused alternatives.  Systems engineering and systems optimization lead to the successful execution of complex products.  Systems modeling language leads to integration strategies.  Electives will be available for students to practice SE in a field of their choosing.

This certificate program is offered online through the Engineering Graduate Programs office in the College of Engineering & Science.

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate, graduates will be able to:

    1. apply state-of-the-art model-based system engineering techniques.
    2. recognize, manage, and optimize complex system interfaces.
    3. use heuristics to design novel system architectures.
    4. lay the foundations for component design and system-level product validation.
    5. foster innovation and creativity via leadership and by example.

    Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

    This is a 15 credit (five course) certificate program. Twelve credits (four courses) are required core courses, and three credits (one course) is elective which may be chosen from the list below.

    Students must maintain a GPA above 3.0. Grades below "C" will not advance a student towards graduation.

    Required Courses (12 credit hours)

    Elective courses (choose one course - three credit hours)

Program Contact Information

Paul Spadafora
Director of Professional Engineering Programs

Valarie Steppes-Glisson, Administrator
Professional Engineering Programs Office - Engineering 202
Telephone: 313-993-1128
Fax: 313-993-1955


For more information: Systems Engineering program website