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Graduate Degree Programs

Systems Engineering

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

James A. Nemes, D.Sc.
School of Graduate Professional Studies
30 E. Swedeford Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone: 610-648-3335
email: jan16@psu.edu

The goal of this graduate certificate program is to prepare students to apply systems engineering principles across the product development or acquisition lifecycle. To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a grade-point average of 3.0 to be awarded the certificate.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. The successful applicant will possess a degree in science or engineering or a closely aligned field and is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.

Required courses (9 credits)
SYSEN 520 (3): Systems Engineering
SYSEN 522 (3): Systems Verification Validation & Testing
SWENG 586 (3): Requirements Engineering

Elective courses (Select at least 3 credits; each course listed is worth 3 credits.)
SYSEN 530 (3): Systems Optimization
SYSEN 531 (3): Probability Models and Simulation
SYSEN 533 (3): Deterministic Models and Simulation
SYSEN 536 (3): Decision and Risk Analysis in Engineering
SYSEN 550 (3): Creativity and Problem Solving I

Effective Semester: Fall 2013

Expiration Semester: Spring 2018

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-01-131

Review Date: 08/20/13

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