M.Sc. Online

Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Leadership

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12 months
28980 USD/year
28980 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Leadership program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute draws on our strengths in engineering, business, and management to prepare leaders who can integrate the technical and human-centered processes of this multifaceted discipline.


Demand is soaring for systems engineers, as organizations across many industries are recognizing that complex engineering initiatives must be holistically designed and managed. From developing and directing logistics, schedules, risks, and opportunities, to leading teams and coordinating operations, systems engineers bring clarity and structure to these processes. And a master’s in systems engineering can help get you there.

WPI now offers 2 online master’s in systems engineering to suit your background and career goals. The part-time Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Leadership program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute will give you the knowledge, skills, and decision-making abilities to design, manage, and lead complex projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain technical depth in system dynamics, systems engineering, and systems thinking
  • Learn to lead technical teams on complex engineering projects
  • Analyze requirements for systems, explore alternatives for implementations and design and engineer systems in a way that minimizes technical risks.
  • Develop integration, verification and validation strategies for systems to determine they were built correctly, and they meet users’ needs.
  • Describe, design and develop complex hardware and/or software architectures that enable the functionality of complex systems and systems-of-systems.
  • Work with program managers to plan, document and control the design and development of systems in a way that minimizes budget and schedule risks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Systems Engineering
  • Systems Architecture and Design
  • Systems Integration, Verification and Validation
  • Systems Optimization
  • Business Practices for Systems Engineers
  • Managing Technological Innovation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
165 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study are required

GRE: Required for International Students Only (Systems Engineering)

GMATs may be accepted in the place of GRE scores (Systems Engineering Leadership). GRE/GMAT requirement may be waived for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA, with a course of study that included at least two quantitative courses with a grade of 3.0 or higher AND who meet one or more of the following three requirements:
  • Three or more years of professional work experience
  • A professional certification such as INCOSE SEP, PMI PMP, CPA, CFA, CFP, or Six Sigma
  • An existing master’s or earned doctorate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
TOEFL / IELTS scores


Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 12 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Leadership
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Tuition fee settings