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Master of
Systems Engineering

A Master of Systems Engineering provides the foundation of the systems engineering process to develop and implement solutions in complex engineering.

About the Master of Systems Engineering

A Systems Engineering degree will provide a solid foundation of fundamental systems engineering knowledge while also teaching students how to apply a complex systems perspective to business and technology. With extensive backgrounds in managing complex, advanced technology projects, faculty members are subject matter experts who possess a wealth of Systems Engineering experience. 

The program curriculum is based on an interdisciplinary engineering approach as envisioned and defined by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). 

Student Learning Outcomes 

Opportunities available to you while receiving an online master's degree:   

  • Define systems concepts, including the relations among subsystems  
  • Apply different types of system architectures 
  • Evaluate alternatives in developing system concepts 
  • Analyze the coordination of system life cycle activities and the concurrent development of system elements 
  • Employ a life cycle process for a given complex system 

Systems Engineering Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

The Embry-Riddle systems engineering graduate program boasts a high 100% placement rate within one year of graduation. Many graduates from the online master's degree transition into positions such as system analysts, logistics engineers, system designers and software engineers. 

Systems Engineering graduates tend to enter the industry with companies such as: 

  • Amazon 
  • Boeing 
  • Raytheon Technology 
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • Collins Aerospace 
  • Microsoft 
  • L3Harris Technologies

Systems Engineering Salary Information

As of 2022, alumni with a degree in engineering management tend to receive competitive salaries, with an average income of $114,500 annually, in the first year after graduation. 


About Systems Engineering at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Master of Systems Engineering program is designed for students who have gained knowledge and experience in a technical discipline, including systems engineering and are looking to broaden their perspective and toolkit. Both traditional students and professionals enter the program with varying levels of experience to understand and apply systems thinking principles and systems engineering tools to different types of complex systems. 

Students are immersed in project management, encouraged to incorporate their personal and professional experiences into their coursework, actively engage in teamwork and are prepared to immediately apply new skills on the job. 

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

The systems engineering program offers master's students two tracks: 

  • Technical Track: builds on engineering, technical or physical sciences to enhance systems thinking 
  • Engineering Management Track: combines the technical aspects of the field with business-oriented coursework for management roles 

Systems Engineering Information

  • Credits: 30 
  • Online or In-Person: Fully Online 
  • Capstone: Capstone Project  

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