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Systems Engineering, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Online
Systems Engineering degree offered by the University of Arizona presents a shorter (but no less practical) path than a full master’s course of study to gaining refined skills in systems development and analysis. With a flexible, accelerated curriculum, the program provides a valuable opportunity for you, as a working engineer or software developer.
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Overview

Providing a host of valuable resources for any engineer responsible for the oversight, creation, or operation of a complicated system, the program can help you enhance your career and build on your practical experience. Systems Engineering degree offered by the University of Arizona is a perfect fit for systems engineers, but also for those working in design, life-cycle management, and project management.

The curriculum explores a multitude of critical areas, including statistics, linear programming, and other facets of the systems engineering process. Every course is led by an expert faculty member, providing students with direct access to national leaders in research with real-world expertise. As a student, you’ll complete coursework that explores the latest advances in the field and the specialized, fundamental techniques required to bring a higher level of expertise to your work.

As an added benefit, the program offers a list of electives to choose from, helping you build an academic plan that suits your professional aspirations.

The online Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering program is designed to provide an intensive examination of the skills required to lead in this exciting industry in a convenient, flexible virtual format. The program consists of 12 units of required credit, enabling you to finish the program at a faster pace than a full master’s program and earn a valuable professional credential while continuing to work full-time. For engineers looking to develop their skills and enhance their careers, the program can provide the training needed to reach new heights.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Statistics
  • Survey of Optimization Methods
  • Cost Estimation
  • Advanced Concepts in Systems Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic coursework
  • Graduated from an accredited engineering bachelor’s program or have earned a degree in a related discipline (math, physics)
  • Some courses may also require that students have completed specific prerequisites
  • Specific or additional prerequisites will be required for Mining and Geological Engineering candidates dependent upon their backgrounds in STEM or other disciplines, such as those with an undergraduate degree in geology. Please contact an Admissions Counselor for details.
  • Additionally, courses are available for students who need to strengthen their math skills.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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