12 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Systems Engineering offered by Boston University cuts across the traditional engineering departmental structure as a discipline that studies systems—be they electrical, mechanical, chemical, biological, or involving business processes and logistics—through information, decision, and control sciences.


Key facts

The Systems Engineering Program offered by Boston University provides a unique curriculum for students with these interests as well as extensive research opportunities through the interdisciplinary Center for Information & Systems Engineering (CISE) and its industry connections.

Systems Engineering is a cross-disciplinary program, offered by the College of Engineering in cooperation with faculty from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Questrom School of Business. The program integrates courses from Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Management. Students in the program have access to these units’ state-of-the-art computational and experimental facilities.

The Systems Engineering program offers an undergraduate minor as well as Master of Engineering, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Through coursework, collaborative training projects, and dissertation research, students will learn to apply analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to all aspects of modern technology that require sophisticated modeling and intelligent information processing for design, management, and control. Students will receive instruction in communications and ethics as appropriate to the social impact and implications of Systems Engineering.

Graduates of the Systems Engineering program are equipped with the unique skills to adapt their knowledge and expertise to diverse application domains. These include, among others, automation, robotics and control; communications and networking; computational biology; information sciences; production, service systems, supply chains, and energy systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Bioengineering 
  • DNA and Protein Sequence Analysis
  • Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution
  • Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems
  • Adv. Signals and Systems Analysis for Biomedical Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed electronic application
  • Application Fee of $95
  • Statement of Purpose (essay)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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