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Program Information

College: Engineering
Degree: Master of Science

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Graduate Admissions

College: Engineering
Degree: Master of Science
Limited Access: No

Contact: Korhan Adalier, PhD
Address: Holley Academic Building A-211-L
Phone: (850) 770-2259

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) degree program

Systems Engineering (SE) studies systems, processes, and practices required to development them. The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) defines systems engineering (SE) as an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. SE principles and practices are essential for the development of large, complex, and/or trustworthy systems. SE facilitates deep integration of technical systems and helps ensure the systems developed are coherent, effective, and sustainable solutions to fulfill the system needs.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related area as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor's degree; or
  • A graduate degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related area as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies;
  • Good academic standing in the last institution last attended;
  • A minimum graduate record examination (GRE) score of at least 151 in the Quantitative section and at least 146 in the Verbal Reasoning section;  
  • For international applicants, TOEFL score at least 80 or IELTS score at least 6.5;
  • Three letters of recommendation obtained from academics or professionals who can comment on the academic and research potential of the applicant;
  • Statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing a Master of Science degree and a career in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Graduation requirements 

  • Complete all core courses, required courses, and elective courses for their focus area;
  • Maintain an overall GPA above 3.0;
  • Receive a grade of “B” or above for the capstone project course.

The degree program is a course-based Master of Science degree, and will not require a thesis. Instead, students will complete a culminating capstone project prior to completing the degree. The entire curriculum is thirty-three (33) credit hours. The curriculum has four Systems Engineering 3-hour Core Courses, three 3-hour industry/government sponsor Required Courses, and three 3-hour technical elective courses in the areas of focus. In addition, there is a one semester, 3-hour Capstone Project course, which requires group work.

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