How it Works:
As a cross-disciplinary program, the SE PhD program leverages the expertise of Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Management and Medical faculty from the College of Engineering, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Questrom School of Business and the School of Medicine. Graduate students are expected to complete a number of interdisciplinary courses and to fulfill the qualifying examination and dissertation defense requirements of the Program. The program can be completed in 3-5 years, on average. Learn more about the PhD Profile for Systems Engineering.
In collaboration with the Center for Information & Systems Engineering (CISE), research areas pursued by PhD candidates include, but are not limited to,
- Automation, Robotics, and Control
- Communications and Networking
- Computational Biology
- Information Sciences
- Production, Service, and Energy Systems
In conjunction with these interdisciplinary applications, students’ research activities focus on the use of methodologies such as:
- Optimization methods
- Information theory
- Control theory
- Queuing theory
- Applied probability and statistics
The SE PhD Handbook includes policies, program requirements, logistics and contacts.
For Application Deadlines, Requirements and Fee Waiver information, see the Graduate Admissions web page.
- Fall: December 15