36 months
1007 USD/credit 12084 USD/year
1007 USD/credit 12084 USD/year
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Collaborate with your peers as you learn to identify, analyze, and manage complex systems and processes. This cohort-based online Systems Engineering master's degree program at Pennsylvania State University encourages systems engineering students to build ties and gain perspectives from their peers in other disciplines.


The online Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering program at Pennsylvania State University helps engineering professionals from diverse fields better understand how to manage complex engineering systems and improve future processes. The two-year schedule offers a convenient way for you to add a master’s degree to your résumé while you work.

The systems engineering program will show you how to implement key systems engineering concepts to help you increase your effectiveness in your current job and open opportunities to advance in your career. Our courses are taught by the same Penn State faculty who teach on campus. They bring real-world experience to the classroom and have been trained to teach in the online environment.


Graduates have become lead engineers, principal engineers, engineering managers, and project managers in fields such as aerospace and aviation, government and defense, and manufacturing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Project Management
  • Simulation in Systems Engineering: Discrete-Time Systems
  • Systems Thinking
  • Systems Verification Validation and Testing
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Systems Architecture and Models
  • Invention and Creative Design
  • Decision and Risk Analysis in Engineering

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



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

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • All applicants are expected to have earned a junior/senior grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • English Proficiency
  • Reference 
  • Résumé — Upload a one- to two-page résumé highlighting your full-time employment and/or military experience to the online application.
  • One-page statement of intent should outline personal career goals and reasons for wanting to enroll in the program. This statement should be specific and include information about short- and long-term goals and how enrolling in the program may help achieve them. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12084 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    12084 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 36 months.


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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