24 months
26167 USD/year
19625 USD/year
13083 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Get a jump on the job market in the revolutionary systems engineering field. The Systems Engineering master's at the University of North Dakota—with new instruction in Digital Engineering tools and techniques from an industry leader—puts you at the front of one of the fastest-growing, most in-demand technical fields in modern history.


Key facts about the Systems Engineering programme:

The University of North Dakota is the place to be. The New York Times called our Grand Forks campus “the Silicon Valley of unmanned aircraft systems.” Students here regularly have the chance to interact with small and large UAS companies such as:

  • Northrup Grumman
  • General Atomics
  • Rockwell Collins
  • SkySkopes
Digital engineering is fast becoming a requirement in aerospace and defense contracting as it offers significant benefits in cost, schedule, and risk reduction by using digital modeling and simulation to rapidly design, integrate and test, prior to manufacturing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • UAS in Engineering Design and Application
  • Power Electronics
  • Electric Computing Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS Laboratory
  • Autopilot Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two complete sets of official transcripts (one with English translation) for all undergraduate and graduate work attempted.
  • Official copy of your diploma or degree certificate (if you have already received your degree).
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Required English test scores (TOEFL scores older than two years are not valid and will not be accepted). All test scores must be sent directly by ETS.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26167 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26167 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    19625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19625 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13083 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13083 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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