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MS Systems Engineering Program

Program faculty

Daniel Georgiadis, PhD
Holley A-211-W
850) 770-2289


David Gross, PhD
Holley A-211-B
850) 770-2213


Program Description

The MS Systems Engineering curriculum consists of thirty (30) credit hours. The curriculum has seven 3-hour Core Courses and three 3-hour technical elective courses in one of the three areas of focus: Autonomous Systems, Cybersecurity Systems, and Maritime Systems. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at all times while enrolled in the program. The following table shows the overview of the curriculum.


Core and Required Courses
  • C1: Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • C2: Cost Estimating for Engineering Economic Analysis
  • C7: Model Based Systems Engineering and Simulation
  • ATS1: Introduction to Mobile Robotics and Unmanned Systems
  • CYS1: Cybersecurity for Systems Engineering
  • MAS1: Marine Vehicles Engineering Principles


Core and Required Courses
  • C3: Engineering Risk Analysis and Decision Making with Uncertainty
  • C4: System Requirements Analysis and Knowledge Management
  • ATS2: Principles of Autonomous Systems
  • CYS2: Cybersecurity Standards and Applications
  • MAS2: Marine Systems


Core and Required Courses
  • C5: Systems Test and Evaluation
  • C6: Design Considerations for Systems Engineering

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 Verbal Reasoning section. This requirement may be waived when an approved substitutive credential is met and verified. Please see detail in GRE waiver request form for non-thesis master’s degrees.
  • 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.
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