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Information Technology with Systems Engineering Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The systems engineering specialization can help 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.

You'll study a variety of cases across different application domains to learn the wide scope of systems concepts. Courses include requirements engineering, system design and development, model-based systems engineering, system integration and testing, system engineering management, and more.

The systems engineering specialization within the master's degree in information technology features projects involving real clients, so you'll learn systems engineering skills you can apply immediately on the job.

Program Highlights
  • Organize and manage a systems engineering team
  • Apply a wide variety of domestic and international standards to systems engineering practice
  • Use various computer-aided design and testing tools
Required Courses

Core Courses


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, SYSE 610)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 620)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 625)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 630)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 640)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 650)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 660)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in systems engineering theory and practice.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

The systems engineering specialization is designed for students with a degree and/or professional experience in a technical discipline such as engineering or computer science.

Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Systems Engineering
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


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.

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.

Program Highlights
  • 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
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 610)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 620)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 630)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 640)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 660)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Systems Engineering
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


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.

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.

Program Highlights
  • 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
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 610)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 620)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 630)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 640)

  • (3 Credits, SYSE 660)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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