Systems Engineering

Southern Methodist University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1200 USD/credit
1200 USD/credit
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The Systems Engineering program’s objective at Southern Methodist University is to make the student a better engineer and manager by imparting an enhanced understanding of the impact of engineering decisions.


Through Systems Engineering and related courses at Southern Methodist University, the student gains a foundation in systems engineering plus exposure to a variety of topics such as reliability, quality, logistics/supply networks, operations research, engineering management, software engineering, telecommunications and environmental engineering. 

“Systems thinking” skills are developed, and these skills foster more effective practice for the engineer or engineering manager within the business enterprise.

Why SMU?

Our program has been developed in response to the growing need by industry and government for engineers who are not only specialists in a particular area, but who have a systems perspective in order to more effectively practice engineering and manage within the business enterprise. 

The program offers flexibility for: 

  • systems engineers who are entering the field, updating skills or acquiring new skills
  • engineers who need to acquire a broadening of their technical and management education from a systems perspective, 
  • engineers with upper-level management aspirations, and 
  • engineering students seeking to increase their market value by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for engineering of products and services from a systems perspective.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Analysis Methods
  • Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Operations Research Models
  • Systems Engineering Process
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Systems Reliability and Availability Analysis
  • Systems Integration and Test
  • Systems Reliability Engineering
  • Systems Engineering Design
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
  • Systems Quality Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy the following additional requirements:

  • B.S. in engineering, mathematics or one of the quantitative sciences.
  • A minimum of two years of college-level mathematics, including at least one year of calculus.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1200 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1200 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Systems Engineering
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