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Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #15 (ARWU) , CA,
The Master's degree in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering is intended to educate senior engineers and engineering managers to the problems and emerging solution approaches that can enable their enterprises to better respond to the challenges of globally distributed operations in complex, highly dynamic, event-driven environments.


An "integrated perspective" that merges the views of management and engineering communities is increasingly recognized as one of the cornerstones of a successful approach to enterprise complexity and is a key aspect of the AESE program.

Led by faculty from UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering and UCSD Rady School of Management, the graduate-level curriculum which is managed by these departments along with the UCSD Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will guide professionals to respond and adapt to their enterprise in timely, innovative, and effective manners. The program will address the challenges and issues that arise within an enterprise in attempting to develop and evolve the Enterprise Knowledge System (EKS) that must support the process implied in the preceding discussion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essentials for Business Practice
  • Leadership Skills, Values & Team Building
  • Complexity & Large Scale Systems
  • Team Project
  • Enterprise Architecting
  • Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
  • Engineering Essentials for Open, Distributed Systems
  • Team Project
  • Patterns for Enterprise Architecting
  • Risk Analysis and Decision Support
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships
  • Team Project
  • Capstone Team Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A):


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or mathematics
  • Minimum undergraduate/post-baccalaureate record (a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final two years of study expected)
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience or equivalent
  • Completion of online application for graduate admission
  • Resume or curriculum vitae illustrating experience and achievements
  • Compelling statement of purpose including a description of individual strengths and interests and how the program will benefit the applicant professionally including a statement of interest in the broad issues associated with enterprise-wide development of knowledge and decision support systems

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32109 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32109 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17007 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
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