Doctor of Philosophy - Systems Engineering

Admission Requirements

Master's in Systems Engineering or related field; Cumulative GPA > 3.5; GRE V > 155, Q > 148, A > 4.0; International requirement: TOEFL > 580/237/92, IELTS > 6.5; a minimum of three years of work experience.

Program Description

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems by defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle. Systems engineers are responsible for the design and management of  omplex systems guided by systems requirements. There is a growing need for engineers who are concerned with the whole system and can take an interdisciplinary and top down approach. Systems engineers need to be problem definers, not just problem solvers, and be  nvolved with a system through its life cycle, from development through production, deployment, training support, operation, and disposal.

Credit Hourse to complete 

The PhD in Systems Engineering is individually structured by the student in consultation with and approval by the student's advisory committee. The PhD requires a dissertation. The total credit requirements for graduation are a minimum of 84 credit hours after the successful completion of BS degree in Engineering.

Course Requirements
Core Curriculum: 24 Credit Hours
        SysEng 6412 Mathematical Programming 
        SysEng 6110 Optimization Under Uncertainty
        SysEng 6101 Advanced Research Methodologies
        SysEng 6104 Systems Architecting 
        SysEng 5101 Systems Engineering and Analysis 
        SysEng 6542 Modeling Based System Engineering       
        SysEng 6521 Modeling Complex Systems
        SysEng 6239 Smart Engineering System Design

Electives
: 30 Credit Hours
        Systems Engineering Electives - 6 Credit Hours        
        Specialization Electives - 24 Credit Hours

Research
: 30 Credit Hours