Master of
Systems Engineering

Designed for both engineers and managers, an advanced degree in systems engineering at Embry-Riddle will prepare graduates for the next stage of their career. A Systems Engineering degree will provide a solid foundation of fundamental systems engineering knowledge while also teaching students how to apply a systems perspective to business and technology. The program features two tracks to choose from: a technical track — focused on system design, analysis, and implementation — and an engineering management track — covering organization, process, and management. This will help complement a student’s professional experience with the confidence and skills needed to successfully lead complex engineering projects.

ERAU faculty members are subject matter experts who possess a wealth of Systems Engineering experience. With extensive backgrounds in managing complex, multidisciplinary, advanced technology projects, students gain valuable insight into Systems Engineering throughout their studies.

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).

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About Systems Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Systems engineering looks at the big picture to understand the entire process. Then it works to achieve systems integration, connecting the needs of the customer to the designs of the components. Housed in the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering of the College of Engineering, the M.S. in Systems Engineering program provides the foundations of the systems engineering processes to develop and implement solutions to today’s complex engineering design and operational problems.

Graduates often seek opportunities in project management, systems engineering, systems analysis, reliability engineering, consultancy work, and other areas in industries such as aerospace, defense, transportation, aviation, airport services, energy, information technology, and more. With the thesis option, students are prepared for advancement into doctoral programs.

  • The Technical Track builds on an engineering, technical, or physical sciences undergraduate degree to enhance systems thinking and systems engineering methods for solving real-world engineering problems. The Engineering Management Track combines the technical aspects of the field with business-oriented course work for management roles
  • The program’s two tracks — technical or engineering management — give students the freedom to tailor their electives. The Daytona Beach Campus offers students the ability to implement systems thinking in state-of-the-art facilities, learning and conducting research alongside engineers from multiple disciplines.
  • The program begins with a core of three foundation courses in systems engineering: fundamentals of systems engineering, introduction to systems engineering management, and system requirements modeling and analysis, followed by one or more electives in the student’s area of interest.
  • Benefit from classroom interactions with students from a variety of engineering backgrounds, and faculty who have research interests in large-scale and complex systems, as it applies to the aviation, aerospace, and transportation industries.
  • Systems Engineers are in demand for their technical expertise and leadership abilities, and they often enter management early in their careers.

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The program’s two tracks — technical or engineering management — give students the freedom to tailor their electives. At the Worldwide Campus, personal academic advising helps guide a student’s independent capstone project and ensures the coursework is in line with their career goals. The Daytona Beach Campus offers students the ability to implement systems thinking in state-of-the-art facilities, learning and conducting research alongside engineers from multiple disciplines.
The program’s two tracks — technical or engineering management — give students the freedom to tailor their electives. At the Worldwide Campus, personal academic advising helps guide a student’s independent capstone project and ensures the coursework is in line with their career goals. The Daytona Beach Campus offers students the ability to implement systems thinking in state-of-the-art facilities, learning and conducting research alongside engineers from multiple disciplines.
The program’s two tracks — technical or engineering management — give students the freedom to tailor their electives. At the Worldwide Campus, personal academic advising helps guide a student’s independent capstone project and ensures the coursework is in line with their career goals. The Daytona Beach Campus offers students the ability to implement systems thinking in state-of-the-art facilities, learning and conducting research alongside engineers from multiple disciplines.

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30 Credits

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