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Systems & Materiel Engineering

About the Program

The mission of the Master of Engineering in Systems and Materiel Engineering program is to provide students with enhanced opportunities for professional development and career advancement and provide employers with better skilled more adaptable, and satisfied career employees.

The systems and materiel engineering program is an interdisciplinary professional master’s degree that focuses on creating processes and strategies for developing and managing complex systems over their lifecycles. It involves the analysis, design, development, integration, test and evaluation, and disposal of complex operational systems.



The general objective of this program is to provide a curriculum of the highest quality for post-baccalaureate learning opportunities in this highly important area.  Specific objectives are as follows:

      • • Provide students with a solid foundation in Systems and Materiel Engineering, as well as advanced studies in areas of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,  or Systems Engineering
      • • Provide a continuum of study leading to a graduate degree
      • • Provide a program of study that also accommodates the needs and limitations of mature adults engaged in full-time employment


Admission Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Systems and Materiel Engineering is an interdisciplinary program for students from varied undergraduate backgrounds, including engineering, sciences, mathematics, management, business, or computer science; and provides great flexibility for students to choose electives that align with their interests and goals.


Regular Admission

Students without an undergraduate degree in engineering will be required to successfully complete GEN 500: Engineering Systems Analysis. Applicants must have overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.00, or have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination.


Applicants must also provide:

  • • Three letters of recommendation (on departmental or institutional letterhead, preferably from the student’s undergraduate professors).  Letters from relatives are not acceptable.
  • • One-page statement of intent.

Applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.5 may receive conditional admission. A student who is conditionally admitted must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the first 9 semester hours in order to be granted full admission status; otherwise, the student will be dismissed from the program.


Applicants from non- English speaking countries are required to have a minimum score of 61 iBT, or 500 PBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


Degree Requirements

The Master of Engineering degree in Systems and Materiel Engineering is a professional degree and does not require a thesis, but requires a capstone project. The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level courses with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0.


Students may, upon departmental approval, transfer a maximum of twelve semester hours of approved graduate credits from an accredited institution.


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