Master of Science in Systems Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Program Details

The online MS in Systems Engineering degree program from Worcester Polytechnic Institute is designed to draw on students' strengths in engineering, science, and management to produce leaders who can integrate the technical and human-centered processes of this multifaceted discipline. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Work with customers and other stakeholders to determine what they want their systems to accomplish in their operational environments
  • Analyze requirements for systems, explore alternatives for implementations, and design and engineer systems in a way that minimizes technical risks
  • Develop integration, verification, and validation strategies for systems to determine whether they were built correctly and meet users' needs
  • Describe, design, and develop complex hardware and/or software architectures that enable the functionality of complex systems and systems-of-systems
  • Work with program managers to plan, document, and control the design and development of systems in a way that minimizes budget and schedule risks


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education