Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering
Iowa State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering program provides resources for any engineers responsible for the oversight, creation, or operation of complex systems, extending their abilities to work across disciplinary boundaries and to develop engineering management capabilities.  The curriculum focuses on learning opportunities for systems engineers, design engineers, lead engineers, software systems engineers, project managers, and others seeking to increase their professional knowledge and advance their careers.  The program teaches students to ensure that a system will satisfy its requirements throughout the entire system life cycle and enables engineers to develop the analytical abilities needed to design, evaluate, and manage complex systems involving many components and demanding specifications.


  • A 3.0 GPA from an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program
  • Two years of engineering experience or current full-time employment as an engineer
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission