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This graduate certificate is available to students who hold bachelor's degrees in engineering and scientific disciplines or have graduate status in such programs. Admission requirements are identical to those for the master's degree in systems engineering.

The graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.

Banner Code: VS-CERG-ABSI

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 12


The following four courses must be completed with a grade of B or better:

SYST 520System Engineering Design3
SYST 618Model-based Systems Engineering3
SYST 620Discrete Event Systems3
SYST 621Systems Architecture Design3
Total Credits12

Certificate coursework within the Systems Engineering MS

In addition to the ABSI Certificate courses, students must take the following six courses within the Systems Engineering, MS:

SYST 505Systems Engineering Principles 13
SYST 510Systems Definition and Cost Modeling3
SYST 530Systems Engineering Management I3
SYST 611System Methodology and Modeling3
SYST 699Masters Project3
Select one approved elective from the ABSI concentration3
Total Credits18

Students who have work experience in systems engineering should consult with their advisor on replacing SYST 505 Systems Engineering Principles with a higher-level SYST course.