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Master of Engineering with a Major in Systems Engineering

Program Details

The University of Virginia offers a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering degree to interested students. This program is offered through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program. Additionally, the curriculum is involves 30 credits. Students must complete these credits through 10 required courses. At least 15 credit hours must be from courses taken at the University of Virginia, and at least 18 must be Systems Engineering courses or significantly similar to courses offered. The similarity of courses is to be determined by a committee. These courses may be taken towards degree completion or for non-degree continuing credit. Students must complete the degree in seven years.

Classes are offered in both live and asynchronous formats. The live courses are taught in the late afternoon or early evening and are available via video conferencing to special sites in Virginia and outside of Virginia. Two-way video and audio communication is available during lectures so students may have direct interaction in the classroom. Additionally, asynchronous lectures are video streamed and any student who misses a scheduled class due to work commitments can view the lecture on their own schedule. The program is open to individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. In order to graduate, students must earn at least a C in all coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The student’s program of study should be submitted no later than the second semester of classes and must be approved by the faculty advisor. All programs must include the following components: one course covering systems engineering methodology, design and management, one course in linear and non-linear programming, one course in modeling and analysis of stochastic systems, and seven elective courses in an area of professional interest to the student.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges