24 months
671 USD/credit 15097 USD/year
671 USD/credit 15097 USD/year
444 USD/credit 9990 USD/year
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Systems Engineering, at Portland State University offers an accessible distance-learning masters program for engineers and applied scientists who practice design, product development, or process engineering.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


New to Systems Engineering ?

  • Systems Engineering (SYSE) is the practice of creating the means of performing useful functions through the combination of two or more interacting elements.
  • Systems Engineering is very broad and can be applied to a wide range of areas.
  • From very general --  critical and systems thinking applied to high-level decisions that involve human and natural systems and system of systems.
  • To specific technical areas in the development of products, processes, and services that involve hardware-software and consumer systems.

What can Portland State University Systems Engineering Program offer me? 

  • An anywhere, anytime, distance-learning environment: All required SYSE courses and elective courses are online. Despite the online nature of the program, students do not lose out on the valuable peer and professor interaction that graduate classes provide.
  • The opportunity to study under leading experts in the field: Instructors are recognized around the world and have many years experience at teaching online courses.
  • The ability to develop your educational plan to fit your interests and goals: Our program is available to practicing professionals who wish a masters degree in Systems Engineering, applied to their areas of interest.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Reducing Risk in Decision Making
  • Hardware Software Integration
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering 
  • Reading and Conference
  • Special Topics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your application and $50 USD application fee online.
  • Submit all high school transcripts/grades/records along with your graduation certificate/diploma/exam results or certificate(s).
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency that meets the university’s minimum requirements if you wish to enter university level coursework upon admission. 
  • Fill out the Financial Certification and Immigration Information Form and mail or submit it online to PSU.
  • Submit Financial Documentation for I-20

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 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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