The USC Viterbi School’s Systems Architecting and Engineering program is designed to provide graduate engineers and engineering managers with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for the conception and implementation of complex systems. The emphasis is on the processes by which complex systems are conceived, planned, designed, built, tested and certified. The systems engineering experience can be applied to defense, space, aircraft, communications, navigation, sensor, computer software, computer hardware, transportation and other aerospace and commercial systems activities.
An undergraduate degree in an engineering, math, or hard science from a regionally-accredited university
Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
Satisfactory GRE test scores
Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major
A minimum of three years of industrial experience is highly recommended prior to taking Systems Architecting, Systems Engineering, and Design Experience courses. This program is not recommended for Bachelor’s Degree graduates without industrial experience
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Letters of Recommendation (3 Required)
Statement of Purpose
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Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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