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Systems Engineering

Portland State University

6 months
724 USD/credit 11584 USD/full
724 USD/credit 11584 USD/full
497 USD/credit 7952 USD/full
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The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering from Portland State University offers you an anywhere, anytime, distance-learning environment: All of the four SYSE courses and elective courses are online.   

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Despite the online nature of the program, students do not lose out on the valuable peer and professor interaction that graduate classes provide.

With our Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering from Portland State University , you will develop your educational plan to fit your interests and goals. Our program is available to practicing professionals who want to apply a master’s degree in Systems Engineering to their areas of interest.

What can you do 

Intended for working professionals, graduate-level scholarship prepares creative minds for superior leadership and technical skills. Ours was the first online master’s degree in systems engineering. This program is an engineering certificate in systems engineering built on the four core courses for the masters degree in systems engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Approach
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Operations Research 
  • System Dynamics
  • Discrete System Simulation

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  • Part-time
    • 6 months

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16 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. prior to matriculating into a graduate program. 
  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11584 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 724 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • National

    11584 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 724 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • In-State

    7952 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 497 USD per credit during 6 months.


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