2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Nov 26, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Engineering, M.S.

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Requirements for the Master of Science

The entrance requirement for a Master of Science in Systems Engineering is a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or above in undergraduate courses. For some tracks, students need undergraduate courses in differential equations, probability, linear systems, feedback control and computer programming. Students with subject-area deficiencies should take the necessary required courses.

To satisfy MS in Systems Engineering requirements, students must complete three core courses and two tracks; at least one must be a core track. A minimum of three courses should be taken in a track. One course in each track may be a core course. Students can choose the remaining credits (up to 9 credits) from any science, engineering and management courses. If a student elects to write a MS thesis (6 credits), only two courses in a track are required. The total number of credits required is 30 and at least 15 credits should be from EL-prefixed courses. A GPA of 3.0 or above is required in all graduate courses.

Core Tracks: 6-18 Credits

Elective Tracks: 0-9 Credits

Free Electives: 0-9 Credits

Any courses in science, engineering or management.

Grand Total: 30 Credits


The list of tracks and approved courses within a track may be updated after publication of this catalog. Students should consult the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Graduate Student Manual (www.poly.edu/academics/departments/electrical/graduate-resources) for any updated list. The Graduate Manual also contains more detailed rules and procedures on student status, transfer credits, recommended electives, current research areas and disqualification for low grades.

Descriptions of graduate courses in engineering, science and management used in the Systems Engineering Program are found in relevant program sections of this catalog.

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