Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering / Architecture-Based Systems Integration
George Mason University

Program Details

This program prepares systems engineers for new industry regulations relating to the acquisition of systems, with a focus on an architecture-based approach for integrating proposed systems with other existing or planned systems. Students learn about formulation of the system integration problem, definition of architecture frameworks, use of structured analysis and object-oriented methodologies for the design of architectures, modeling and simulation for evaluation of architectures, and approaches to integration. Both defense and industrial applications are considered.


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline from a regionally accredited school
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in an undergraduate program and an acceptable GPA in any graduate courses
  • Complete coursework in calculus I, II, and III, matrix or linear algebra, elementary differential equations, and calculus-based probability
  • Two official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • One letter of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges