Systems Engineering is concerned with analysis of needs and requirements, design, production, deployment, operation, maintenance, refinement, and retirement of reliable systems considering various system constraints. Systems Engineering comprises product, process, and resource management and focuses on architecture, human factors, decision support, performance and evaluation, and management.
Systems engineers are the visionaries who take a global perspective of the system. Whereas discipline-specific engineers deal with system components, the systems engineer is concerned with the integration of these components and the overall success of the system throughout its life cycle. Our educational and research program reflects the systems engineer's unique perspective on the system life cycle.
Concentration areas include Advanced Transportation Systems (ATS), Architecture-Based Systems Integration (ABSI), Command, Control, Communications, Computing, and Intelligence (C4I), Energy Systems (NRGS), Financial Systems Engineering (FNSE), Systems Engineering and Data Analytics (SEDA), Systems Engineering of Software-Intensive Systems (SESI) and Systems Management (SMG).
The graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) emphasizes both analytical and practical aspects of engineering complex systems. George Mason University students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in using qualitative and quantitative tools relevant to systems engineering practice.
The program also prepares students for careers in research and development and for pursuing advanced graduate study leading to the PhD degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research.
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- Systems Engineering Principles
- Systems Definition and Cost Modeling
- System Methodology and Modeling
- System Engineering Design
- Systems Engineering Management
- Analytics and Decision Analysis
- Operations Research: Deterministic Models
- Operations Research: Stochastic Models
- Introduction to Random Processes in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- 12 months
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DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Industrial Design General Engineering & Technology View 76 other Masters in Industrial Design in United States
- Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
- An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
- Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree
- All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
- Verification of English language proficiency.
- Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
- Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews
International1412 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
National1412 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State639 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 639 USD per credit during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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