Prepare to learn and understand the design, development, and deployment of complex IT systems with a certificate in systems engineering.

The graduate certificate in systems engineering helps you apply traditional and modern life-cycle models, techniques, and tools in the specification, design, development, and deployment of complex systems. The specialization is designed for midcareer professionals with a technical background who are seeking to enhance their skills in systems engineering theory and practice.

About the Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in systems engineering features projects involving companies and clients, so you'll learn systems engineering skills you can apply immediately on the job.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Manage, mine, model, and warehouse data
  • Utilize your database administration and security techniques and skills
  • Use ETL for data warehousing Complete projects using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio
  • Apply your skills in NoSQL, Oracle 11g, SQL, and Unix to the professional environment

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Create a distributed database solution
  • Complete a database security project using Oracle 11g security features
  • Create advanced databases using object-oriented modeling and NoSQL modeling for big data
  • Create a database for a company to increase business proficiency, backup the database using Oracle tools, and monitor the database with different commands including the Unix Linux command
  • Mine industry data to solve real-world challenges, such as using census data or Amazon public data to extract useful patterns and predict events regarding the world economy, society, nature, and commerce

Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

  • SYSE 610
  • SYSE 620
  • SYSE 630
  • SYSE 640
  • SYSE 660

Overall Certificate Requirements

Initial Requirements

  • UCSP 615
  • UCSP 615 must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.
  • UCSP 615 may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Overall Graduate Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You may pursue a degree and certificate simultaneously or pursue a degree after completing the certificate.
  • No more than 6 credits may be earned through transfer from other schools.
  • You must satisfy all required prerequisites for certificate courses. You may need to fulfill some prerequisites before beginning certificate coursework.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in all courses.
  • Certificate courses may not be taken pass/fail.
  • Graduate students may only complete certificates at the graduate level.

Time Limits for Graduate Certificates

You must complete the requirements for a graduate certificate within five consecutive years. The time limit is calculated from the term in which you successfully complete the first credit course that applies to the program.

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