MEng in Systems Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Systems Engineering is a professional master’s program for students seeking to further their careers in industry. MEng programs are suited for:

  • Graduating senior students who want a one-year master’s in engineering before they look for industrial jobs.
  • Mid-career professionals who want to switch careers and would like to complete a one-year master’s degree between jobs.
  • Industry professionals who want exposure to engineering and management to further their careers.

An MEng:

  • Does not require a thesis, unlike an MS.
  • Prepares you for a career in industry (MS degrees are more research-focused).
  • Can be completed in one year.
  • Has coursework that includes an emphasis on technology leadership skills and management in the global workplace, as well as advanced technical training.

The MEng degree will complement existing programs by responding to the growing demand for professionals who can apply advanced graduate education to their work. Courses will prepare students for everything from entrepreneurship to project management.

MEng students must take 32 credits, all of which must be at the 500 level or higher and 16 credits of which must be structured courses. Courses used to satisfy the Core requirements cannot also be used to satisfy the Concentration requirements. The coursework requirements for the MEng degree are as follows:

  • Core (two courses)
  • Concentration (two courses)
  • Advanced technical course requirement (at least two courses 700-level or higher from the systems engineering concentration areas, or courses approved in advance by the Systems Engineering Graduate Committee.
  • MEng students are required to fulfill a practicum requirement of their program through satisfactory completion of a project-based graduate course approved by the division.
  • The remaining required MEng credit hours remain unstructured and can be chosen, with advisor approval, to meet an individual student’s academic needs.

The choice of courses must form a coherent and balanced program in systems engineering. MEng students should make their course selection in consultation with their faculty advisor.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. All graduate courses are counted in the GPA. Grades of C- or lower are not acceptable for the MEng degrees.

Master of Engineering Structured Course Requirements

Core

  • SE/EC/ME 501 Dynamic Systems Theory, or SE/EC/ME 710 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control
  • SE/EC 524 Optimization Theory and Methods
  • SE/ME 714 Advanced Stochastic Modeling and Simulation, or EC 505 Stochastic Processes, or EK 500 Probability with Statistical Applications

Concentration

Computational & Systems Biology
  • ENG BE 505 Molecular Bioengineering I
  • ENG BE 561 DNA and Protein Sequence Analysis
  • ENG BE 562 Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution
  • ENG BE 567 Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems
  • ENG BE 747 Adv. Signals and Systems Analysis for Biomedical Engineering
  • ENG BE 760 Structural Bioinformatics
  • ENG BE 767 Systems Biology
  • ENG BE 777 Computational Genomics I
Control Systems
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 501 Dynamic Systems Theory
  • ENG ME/MS 507 Process Modeling and Control
  • ENG ME 560 Precision Machine Design and Instrumentation
  • ENG ME 570 Robot Motion Planning
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 701 Optimal and Robust Control
  • ENG EC 702 Recursive Estimation and Optimal Filtering
  • ENG SE/ME 704 Adaptive Control
  • ENG EC 708 Advanced Process Control
  • ENG SE/ME/EC 710 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 733 Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems
  • ENG SE/ME/EC 734 Hybrid Systems
  • ENG SE/ME 740 Vision Robotics and Planning
  • ENG SE/ME 762 Nonlinear Systems and Control
Energy & Environmental Systems
  • CAS EC 513 Game Theory
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 543 Sustainable Power Systems
  • ENG ME/MS 545 Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • CAS EC 571 Energy & Environmental Economics
  • CAS EC 572 Public Control of Business
  • ENG EC/MS 573 Solar Energy Systems
  • GRS GE 712 Regional Energy Modeling
  • GRS EC 716 Game Theory
  • GSM OM 845 Clean Technology Business Models
Network Systems
  • ENG EC 541 Computer Communication Networks
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 544 Networking the Physical World
  • ENG EC 715 Wireless Communications
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 725 Queuing Systems
  • ENG SE/EC 741 Randomized Network Algorithms
  • ENG EC 744 Mobile Networking and Computing
  • ENG SE/ME 755 Communication Networks Control
Operations Research
  • ENG ME/EC 514 Simulation
  • ENG SE/EC 524 Optimization Theory and Methods
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 710 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control
  • ENG SE/ME 714 Advanced Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 724 Advanced Optimization Theory and Methods
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 725 Queuing Systems
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 732 Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 733 Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems
  • ENG SE/ME 766 Advanced Scheduling Models and Methods
Production & Service Systems
  • ENG ME 510 Production Systems Analysis
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 543 Sustainable Power Systems
  • ENG SE/EC/ME 733 Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems
  • ENG SE/ME 765 Production System Design
  • ENG SE/ME 766 Advanced Scheduling Models and Methods
  • GSM OM 726 Creating Value Through Operations and Technology
  • GSM OM 854 Supply Chain Management
Suggested Electives
  • CAS CS 511 Object-Oriented Software Principles
  • CAS EC 513 Game Theory
  • ENG SE 700 Advanced Special Topics
  • GRS EC 716 Game Theory
  • GSM OM 855 Project Management
  • ENG SE 900 Research
  • ENG SE 951 Independent Study
Engineering Management Courses
  • ENG EK 731 Biomedical Innovation
  • ENG ME 502 Invention: Technology Creation, Protection & Commercialization
  • ENG ME 517 Product Development
  • ENG ME 525 Technology Ventures
  • ENG ME 550 Product Supply Chain Design
  • ENG ME 583 Product Management
  • ENG ME 584 Manufacturing Strategy
  • ENG ME 703 Managerial Cost Accounting
  • GSM HM 801 Bench to Bedside
  • GSM OB 848 E1 The Leadership Challenge
  • GSM PL 870 Government, Society & the New Entrepreneur
  • GSM SI 833 Technology Commercialization
  • GSM SI 839 Design & Innovation Strategy
  • GSM SI 852 Starting New Ventures
  • GSM SI 855 Entrepreneurship
  • GSM SI 871 Tech to Market
Practicum Requirement Options
  1. SE 925 Graduate Project, OR
  2. Two of the following, OR
    • ENG ME/MS 507 Process Modeling and Control
    • ENG ME/EC 514 Simulation
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 543 Sustainable Power Systems
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 544 Networking the Physical World
    • ENG ME 570 Robot Motion Planning
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 701 Optimal and Robust Control
    • ENG EC 702 Recursive Estimation and Optimal Filtering
    • ENG SE/ME 704 Adaptive Control
    • ENG EC 708 Advanced Process Control
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 710 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control
    • ENG EC 715 Wireless Communications
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 724 Advanced Optimization Theory and Methods
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 725 Queuing Systems
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 732 Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms
    • ENG SE/EC/ME 733 Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems
    • ENG SE/ME/EC 734 Hybrid Systems
    • ENG SE/ME 740 Vision Robotics and Planning
    • ENG SE/EC 741 Randomized Network Algorithms
    • ENG EC 744 Mobile Networking and Computing
    • ENG SE/ME 755 Communication Networks Control
    • ENG SE/ME 762 Nonlinear Systems and Control
    • ENG SE/ME 765 Production System Design
    • ENG SE/ME 766 Advanced Scheduling Models and Methods
  3. A Practicum Course from other College of Engineering departments:
    • ENG ME 526 – Simulation of Physical Processes
    • ENG ME 560 Precision Machine Design and Instrumentation
    • ENG BE 700 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering
    • ENG EC 952 Directed Group Project