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Master of Science in
Systems Engineering

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering focuses on fundamental systems engineering and shows how a systems perspective applies to business and technology.

About the Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Systems engineers are in demand for their technical expertise and engineering management skills, and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering prepares graduates for the roles needed in the industry.

With world-renowned faculty and a curriculum that focuses on a solid understanding of fundamental systems engineering, Embry‑Riddle develops engineers and managers to formulate solutions to complex, real-world engineering problems. Offering both technical and engineering management tracks, Embry‑Riddle allows you to focus your education on the elements most important to you.

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn while pursuing a Systems Engineering degree:

  • Process: The ability to apply systems engineering processes to the life-cycle development and management of systems (products and services) considering engineering, technology, environmental, organizational and economic risk and factors.
  • Technology: The ability to apply systems engineering methods, techniques and tools as they relate to the stages of the system design process, starting with the concept and requirements development and ending with system testing and evaluation.
  • Management: The ability to apply systems engineering management methods, techniques and tools as they relate to the system development, operation and disposal processes.
  • Communication: The ability to communicate effectively and to perform successfully as an individual and as part of a team.

Systems Engineering Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Systems Engineering master's graduates often secure positions in project management, division management, systems analysis and systems engineering.

Systems Engineering Salary Information

As of 2023, graduates with a degree in Systems Engineering receive competitive salaries, with an average income of $116,000 annually.


About Systems Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Systems engineering looks at the big picture to understand the entire process, and then works to achieve systems integration, in order to connect the needs of the customer to the designs of the components.

Housed in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department within the College of Engineering, a degree focused on complex systems and engineering management provides the foundations of the systems engineering processes to develop and implement solutions as they apply to the aviation, aerospace and transportation industries.

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

Students can customize their Systems Engineering degree by choosing from these available tracks:

  • Engineering Management Track: 12 credits
  • Technical Track: 12 credits

Systems Engineering Information

  • Credits: 30
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person
  • Thesis: Thesis or Non-Thesis Option

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