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Systems Engineering Concentration Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 hours of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses as a base requirement. The Systems Engineering (SYS) concentration requirements must be met within these base requirements. 

Degree requirements checklist:

_____ total Core Systems courses (6 hours)
_____ total Related Systems Courses ( 6 hours)
_____ total other engineering courses (6 hours)
_____ total other elective courses (12 hours)

_____ total number of credit hours (30 hours)
Note: At least 18 hours must be graduate level, engineering courses taken at Purdue University.

 

Required: Core Systems Courses (6 hours)

Required: Related Systems Courses (choose 2; 6 hours)

AAE 55000 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization IE 59000/AAE 59000 Science Technology & Policy IE 53200 Reliability
AAE 56000 Systems of Systems Modeling and Analysis IE 59000/BME 59500 Complex Systems: Theory & Applications IE 53600 Stochastic Models in Operations Research
AAE 59000 System Safety & Reliability SYS 59000 Systems Engineering Processes and Professional  Competencies IE 54500 Engineering Economic Analysis
SYS 53000 Practical Systems Thinking ECE 58000 Optimization Methods for Systems & Control IE 54600 Economic Decisions in Engineering
SYS 51000 Tools and Methodologies for Designing Systems IE 53000 Quality Control IE 57700 Human Factors in Engineering
IE 58000 Systems Simulation IE 57800 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
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Required (6 hours): Other Engineering* Courses 

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Elective Courses (12 hours): Other engineering* and/or non-engineering** courses 

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Total: 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. Only the specific non-engineering courses listed within the courses by school list are acceptable on an engineering plan of study.

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

Note: This checklist 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.