24 months
1342 USD/credit 30195 USD/year
1342 USD/credit 30195 USD/year
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The Master’s in Systems Engineering from Drexel University is an interdisciplinary curriculum which integrates systems thinking with financial management and planning. The degree enables engineering leaders to perform, lead, and manage systems development throughout the entire life-cycle, from conceptual development and engineering design through the operation and sustainment phases.  

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Study can be on a part-time or full-time basis, and the program is available both online and on-campus.

Drexel's MS Systems Engineering is certified by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and it is one of only six programs in the world to hold this distinction. Graduates will automatically qualify for the CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional) or ASEP (Associate Systems Engineering Professional) without having to take the certification exam.  

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master’s in Systems Engineering from Drexel University  will be competent in their ability to:

  • develop and implement models and tools to enhance and optimize complex systems;
  • develop and manage processes relevant to complex systems development;
  • architect, design, implement, integrate, verify, validate, support and decommission complex systems;
  • use systems engineering tools and practices to identify and execute effective technical solutions;
  • manage system-intensive projects within cost and schedule constraints;
  • consider financial elements in all complex systems solutions.

On-Campus work for International Students

F-1 and J-1 students are allowed to work on-campus while attending classes up to 20 hours a week. This work does not need to be related to your program of study, but you must maintain your student visa status while engaged in this type of work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Systems Engineering Process

  • Operations Research  

  •  Global Sustainment and Integrated Logistics 

  • Systems Integration and Test   

  • Capstone in Systems Engineering

  • Model Based Systems Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited college or university is required. A bachelor’s degree in science (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.) may also be acceptable. An undergraduate degree earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for a bachelor’s degree as well as for any subsequent graduate-level work is required.

  • Submission of an application
  • Official, sealed college transcripts
  • An essay
  • Two or more letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    30195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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