The Doctor of Engineering in Systems Engineering degree is intended for working professionals and includes core studies in complex systems engineering and its applications to complex systems in a working environment. The curriculum includes professional and applied/translational courses, a systems engineering practicum, and a dissertation to assist working professionals in attaining a higher level of value for their organizations.

Effective Fall 2023

Required Courses: 1
ENGR 502Engineering Project and Program Management3
or CIS 600A Project Management: Information Technology
or CIS 670 Advanced IT Project Management
ENGR 531Engineering Risk Analysis3
SYSE 501Foundations of Systems Engineering3
SYSE 530Overview of Systems Engineering Processes3
Applied Required Course:
SYSE 786Applied Systems Engineering Practicum9
Professional Required Course:
SYSE 710Leadership/Innovation in Systems Engineering3
Courses in Depth – Select 3 credits from the following: 23
Engineering Optimization: Method/Application
Engineering Decision Support/Expert Systems
Intellectual Property and Invention Systems
Spaceflight and Biological Systems
Design Analysis of Engineering Experiments
Electrical Power Engineering
Coupled Electromechanical Systems
Simulation Modeling and Experimentation
Systems Thinking for the Real World
Systems Sensing and Imaging Analysis
Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems
Human Systems Integration
Engineering Data Design and Visualization
Secure Vehicle and Industrial Networking
Systems Engineering Architecture
Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers
Analytics in Systems Engineering
Cost Optimization for Systems Engineers
Systems Requirements Engineering
Introduction to Systems Test and Evaluation
Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering
Applied Electives – Select 3 credits from the following:3
Foundations for Business Impact
Quantitative Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
Applied Data Mining and Analytics in Business
Professional Electives – Select 3 credits from the following:3
Leadership and Teams
Information Management
Information Technology Management
Applied Industrial Psychology
Applied Organizational Psychology
Ethics in Systems Engineering
Research and Dissertation
SYSE 799BDissertation: Professional Doctorate9
Additional credits required to complete this degree:30
Applicable Master's Degree Credit (a maximum of 30 credits may be accepted from a master's degree)
Technical courses as advised (500-level or higher)
Program Total Credits:72

 A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program.


If required courses or the equivalent have not been taken, they must be taken prior to any other technical elective.


Other courses may be selected with advisor approval.