Systems Engineering Curriculum Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Engineering Degrees (MSE or MS) require 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours in engineering and 18 hours from Purdue.  Courses can count in either or both categories and most are 3 credit hours.  You may add a concentration to your degree but a concentration is not required.  If chosen, the concentration requirements must be met in addition to the regular degree requirements.  A concentration is chosen on the e-POS form and shows on the transcript, not the diploma.

The list of courses offered via distance may be sorted by semester/year or school.  Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change and you will need to review it frequently throughout your degree program.  Changes may be made to your POS in the future if they meet the degree and concentration requirements.


Degree requirements checklist:

_____ total number of Core courses (6 hours)

_____ total number of Systems Related Elective Courses ( 6 hours)

_____ total number of engineering courses *(18 hours)

_____ total number of Purdue courses (18 hours)

_____ total number of credit hours (30 hours)


* Engineering courses  are offered by engineering schools and/or taught by engineering faculty such as AAE-Aeronautics & Astronautics, ABE - Agricultural & Biological Engineering, BME-Biomedical Engineering, CE-Civil Engineering, ECE-Electrical & Computer Engineering, EEE - Environmental & Ecological Engineering, IE-Industrial Engineering, ME-Mechanical Engineering, MSE - Materials Engineering, NUCL -Nuclear Engineering, SYS - Systems Engineering.   Examples of non-engineering courses are BIOL - Biological Sciences, CS-Computer Science, GRAD-Graduate studies, MA-Mathematics, STAT-Statistics, etc.


Core courses: (6 hours)

______  SYS 50000 Perspectives on Systems Engineering

______  SYS 53000 Practical Systems Thinking OR SYS 51000 Tools and Methodologies for Designing Systems


Systems Related courses: (6 hours)

______  AAE 55000 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

______  AAE 56000 Systems of Systems Modeling and Analysis

______  AAE 59000 System Safety & Reliability

______  SYS 53000 Practical Systems Thinking

______  SYS 51000 Tools and Methodologies for Designing Systems

______  IE 59000/AAE 59000 Science Technology & Policy

______  IE 59000/BME 59500 Complex Systems: Theory & Applications

______  CS 57300 Data Mining

______  ECE 58000 Optimization Methods for Systems & Control

______  IE 53000 Quality Control

______  IE 53200 Reliability

______  IE 53600 Stochastic Models in Operations Research

______  IE 54500 Engineering Economic Analysis

______  IE 54600 Economic Decisions in Engineering

______  IE 57700 Human Factors in Engineering

______  IE 58000 Systems Simulation

______  IE 59000 Applied Ergonomics

______  ME 55300 Product & Process Design

______  ME 55700 Design for Manufacturability (3 on-campus, Saturday labs required)

______  ME 57100 Reliability Based Design

______  ME 57500 Theory & Design of Control Systems.


Other Graduate Courses: (18 hours)


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Note: The plan of study worksheet is an aid to help you understand the program requirements and map out a plan. The actual electronic plan of study ePOS is submitted via myPurdue during the first semester you're registered after admission to a degree program.