Master of Science in Systems Engineering

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree is an online graduate program that requires 30 credit hours to complete. Instructors use various state-of-the-art instructional tools that allow you to pursue the systems engineering degree from anywhere you can access the Internet.

The M.S. degree in systems engineering program is designed to provide you, the engineering professional, with the skills and knowledge to solve the 21st century's industry challenges. The program will develop the fundamental systems engineering knowledge to assess program risks, understand requirements, and develop solutions to meet business and technology's complex needs.

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field and includes systems design, integration, and management of systems over the lifecycle and requires a diverse, specialized skillset of leaders who can guide technical teams in real-world applications at every stage of a project.

Systems engineering techniques are used in complex projects: spacecraft design, computer chip design, robotics, software integration, and bridge-building. Systems engineering uses various tools that include modeling and simulation, requirements analysis, and scheduling to manage complexity.

This program offers course work in:

  • Systems Engineering Intro and Project
  • Systems Architecture
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Reliability and Sustainability



KSU system engineering student in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Online

Number of Credits: 30 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Two-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
  • Spring, November 1st
  • Summer, April 1st
Curriculum  Apply Now

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science Program with a major in Systems Engineering must have the following qualifications to be eligible for this program:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical science, or other technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program but may be required to complete additional courses.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) or its equivalent. Applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or better may be considered if they meet any of the following:
    • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience in the field of engineering after their undergraduate degree. You must supply at least two (2) recommendations from former or current employers/supervisors. The letters of recommendation must clearly state your years of employment and relevant work experience.
    • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
    • Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative.
  • Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than the published deadline date for the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll.
  • Required: Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended.
    A 1-2 page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and a current resume.
  • Optional: An official copy of scores from the “General Test” of the Graduate Record Examination GRE) if applicable or evidence of the completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. At least two (2) recommendations by former or current supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues demonstrating, a minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience.
Apply now

Systems Engineering Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Academic Excellence – The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is committed to maintaining high academic standards. As a Supply Chain Logistics student, you must meet the program’s Engineering Standing Requirements, which includes having a minimum 3.0 GPA in select math, science, and engineering courses before enrolling in upper-division courses.

  • Flexible, Online Course – This program is designed for a completely online environment to provide flexibility to our students and their work/life balance.

  • Innovative Research – The program is offered online and on-campus in Marietta and is located within KSU’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology SPCEET). The College has state-of-the-art labs and facilities and dedicated Research Centers like the Center for Advanced Materials Research and Education to conduct a wide range of innovative research projects year-round.

What can you do with a Systems Engineering degree?

  • College Professor
  • Network and Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Manager
  • Database Specialist
  • Mechanical and Related Engineer

Systems Engineering Salary and Career Information

The systems engineering career offers many career paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs that are achievable with a graduate degree in systems engineering from KSU.

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Kennesaw State University  
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
650 Clair Harris Road
Marietta Campus
W. Clair Harris Textile Center, Building M
Room #M-108
Mail Drop # 9061
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 470-578-4377

Email Visit Site



Stay Connected