Online Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering
A graduate certificate in systems engineering provides a strong foundation in the discipline, allowing you to develop a range of technical skills to better design and implement complex systems. WPI’s online graduate certificates is a part-time flexible program that can be tailored to your individual career goals.
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Certificate in Systems Engineering
Please see the prerequisites necessary for this program to determine if you have the correct background and experience.
This certificate provides you with fundamental information in Systems Engineering while allowing you to focus on topics of specific industry sector interest. It is comprised of six courses (18 credits). The specific courses are determined in conjunction with an academic advisor. All courses are three credits each unless otherwise specified.
- SYS 501. Concepts of Systems Engineering
Choose two or more from the following:
- SYS 510. Systems Architecture and Design
- SYS 511. Systems Integration, Verification and Validation
- SYS 579A. Systems Optimization **View sample content for this course
- SYS 579B. Business Practices for Systems Engineers
- SYS 579D. Engineering Dependable and Secure Systems
- SYS 579I. Introduction to Systems Thinking
- SYS 579M. Model-based Systems Engineering
- SYS 579R. Requirements Engineering
- SYS 579S. System of Systems Engineering
- MA 511. Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
- MA 546. Design and Analysis of Experiments
- SD 550. System Dynamics Foundation: managing Complexity
- SD 562. Project Dynamics
- MIS 500. Innovating with Information Systems
- MIS 573. System Design and Development
- MIS 576. Project Management
- OBC 500. Group and Interpersonal Dynamics
- OIE 541. Operations Risk Management
- CS 509. Design of Software Systems
The remainder of the academic credit must consist of graduate courses at the 500/600 level and may include up to three credits of directed research.
If a Graduate Certificate is not the right choice for you, consider our Master of Science Degree.