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Systems Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering


The Systems Engineering (SE) Graduate Certificate Program at UMBC is designed to accelerate the development of systems engineers by providing practical experience that can be immediately applied on the job. Students learn from industry experts how to develop operable systems that meet customer requirements, while successfully navigating the complexities of system design.

Courses are developed and taught by senior systems engineers and address the entire systems engineering life cycle, including requirements analysis, systems architecture and design, modeling, simulation and analysis, and system implementation and test. Classes are held at convenient late afternoon or early evening times to meet the needs of working professionals

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering is designed to allow the student to rapidly acquire the fundamental skills in Systems Engineering.  The certificate program can be completed in three semesters (approximately 10 months of classes) and has a simplified admissions process .  Credits from the certificate program can be transferred to several Masters of Science programs: MS in Systems Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Science, or MS in Engineering Management.

This certificate requires five (5) courses.

The following four (4) foundation courses:

  • ENEE 660:      Systems Engineering Principles
  • ENEE 661:      System Architecture and Design
  • ENEE 663:      System Implementation, Integration, and Test
  • ENEE 670:      Systems Engineering Project

And one (1) of the courses below

  • ENEE 662:      System Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (*) (**)
  • ENEE 672:      Decision and Risk Analysis

(*) ENEE 662 and ENEE 670 have a prerequisite of either passing ENEE 669 or testing out of the class. See the instructor for details.   ENEE 669 is a one credit course.

(**)Students enrolled in the Masters program for Electrical Engineering or Computer Science must take ENEE 662.