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Systems Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Tucson, AZ, United States| Online
Systems engineering is concerned with the design, modeling and analysis of technological systems that employ people and machines, software and hardware, material and energy for such diverse purposes as communication, health care, transportation or manufacturing.

Overview

This department was the first Systems Engineering department in the country.  It was founded on the premise that if complex systems are to do what is intended, without unwanted side effects, they must be designed not only with imagination and technical skill, but with rigorous attention to the design process itself and to the interactions among the system components and with other systems and society.  Consequently, the curriculum provides students with design viewpoints and methodologies that emphasize system integration, and with subject matter and tools for modeling and analysis especially appropriate for large complex systems, e.g., probability and statistics, system theory, decision analysis, and simulation.  This program is also available online

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering requires 30 or 33 units to complete. If you are completing using the report option you will need 27 units of approved coursework and 3 units of a Master's report. If you are completing using the thesis option you will need 24 units of approved coursework and 6 units of thesis. Both the Thesis and Master's Report require a 3 member committee and an oral presentation as well as a written report.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic Applicants:

    • Fall: January 15
    • Spring: June 1

    International Applicants:

    • Fall:January 15
    • Spring:June 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30-33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    155

    Minimum required Analytical Writing score:

    4

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the UA. Students who do not have a degree equivalent to the UA Bachelor of Science degree in Systems & Industrial Engineering may be admitted
  • into the graduate certificate program, but may be required to complete some undergraduate deficiency courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses.
  • You must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in your undergraduate degree or your last 60 units of your undergraduate degree. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36566 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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