Systems Engineering Option
The Aerospace Engineering Department is pleased to announce the creation of a new Master’s program in Aerospace Systems Engineering (SE). This new program, which will be offered for the first time in the fall of 2011, is intended to be completed in one academic year (i.e., in two semesters) and aims at providing students with a good foundation in the methods and tools involved in the definition and management of complex, multidisciplinary aerospace design projects. The SE program involves technical courses in each of the three core areas of aerospace engineering, one course in mathematical concepts (optimization or statistics) relevant to SE, elective courses in the theory and application of SE concepts, and a sequence of two advanced (500-level) aerospace SE courses taught by an aerospace engineer with many years of experience in aerospace systems engineering.
Since the SE program is a special option of the AE MS-NT program, the overall requirements are similar to the Master’s Non-thesis program, i.e.,
- A total of 32 hours of coursework, 16 of which must be in AE
- At least 12 hours of 500-level courses, minimum of 8 hours of these must be AE 500-level courses
Note that, as it is the case for the non-thesis option of the MS program, no financial support is provided by the department for students enrolled in the SE option. Information about other sources of funding can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section on the department's web site.
Current graduate students must complete the SE Option Registration Form and submit it to the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Office in order to enroll in the SE program. Students applying for the Aerospace Engineering's MS Non-thesis graduate program inshould choose ‘systems engineering’ as their preferred interest area and include the SE Option Registration Form with their application. Application information may be found here.
Students enrolled in the SE program will receive a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering with a certificate in Systems Engineering.
Steven J. D'Urso
Program Coordinator and Lecturer