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. Curriculum includes professional and applied/translational courses, a systems engineering practicum, and a dissertation to assist working professionals attain a higher level of value to their organizations.

Effective Fall 2020

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
Technical Electives – Select 3 credits from the following: 23
Engineering Optimization: Method/Application
Engineering Decision Support/Expert Systems
Coupled Electromechanical Systems
Simulation Modeling and Experimentation
Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems
Systems Engineering Architecture
Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers
Analytics in Systems Engineering
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

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. 

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