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Master of Science in Systems Engineering

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems.  The Systems Engineering M.S. educates engineers to serve as the primary interface between management, customers, suppliers, and specialty engineers in the systems development process.  Note that where other engineering disciplines concentrate on the specifics of a system (electronics, mechanics, ergonometrics, aerodynamics, software, etc.).

Systems Engineers focus on the integration of all of these aspects as a coherent and effective system.  They bring a particular perspective to the engineering process (such as requirements definition, top-level functional designs, project management, life cycle cost analysis, product lifecycle management) that serves to organize and coordinate other engineering activities. 

The program is open to engineers with a degree in any field of engineering. 

Delivery Type:  100% Online and partially online 

Credit required/Time to completion: 32 credits 

Cost: Tuition rates

Projected National Average Salary: $114,500

Projected National Job Growth: 19% 

Career opportunities: Information technology, defense, automotive, biomedical, health care, energy, aerospace, computer software and more.

Who should apply: This program is suitable for fresh graduates as well as experienced practitioners looking to gain knowledge in design, analysis and sustainment of complex engineered systems. Admission is open to individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in any engineering major (ME, ISE, EE, CE, etc.). Candidates from other disciplines such as computer science, engineering technology, information technology, may also be considered for conditional admission.

Who is hiring OU grads: General Dynamics, General Motors, Deloitte, TEKsystems, Ford and more. 

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*Data was last reviewed in March 2023. Projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.