Master of Engineering - Space Systems Engineering

Master of Engineering - Space Systems Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Space Systems Engineering program requires a total of 30 credits and is managed in partnership with Teaching Science and Technology, Inc. (TSTI.)

In today's space related enterprises, change is the only constant. From market and technological changes to policy and budgetary uncertainty, the space industry has been faced with increasing challenges that transcend technical boundaries. To fully utilize existing opportunities, and explore new ones within a modern space centric enterprise, it is crucial to have both the technical knowledge necessary to design cutting edge space missions and associated products, as well as, the systems knowledge that is required to operate in an increasingly complex technical, business, and policy environment.

Core Course Requirements for Full Degree

Students wishing to enroll in the Space Systems program must have an undergraduate degree in an engineering or science discipline. The program consists of five core courses.

SYS/SDOE 625 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
SYS/SDOE 650 System Architecture and Design
SYS/SDOE 632 Designing Space Missions and Systems
SYS/SDOE 633 Mission and Systems Design Verification and Validation (V&V) or, for a student taking the Graduate Certificate on-line, SYS/SDOE 605 Systems Integration will be substituted
EM 612 Project Management of Complex Systems

Students then must choose one course each from the two concentrations listed below:

Space Concentration Electives
SYS 635 Human Spaceflight
SYS 636 Space Launch and Transportation Systems
SYS 637 Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations
SYS 638 Crew Exploration Vehicle Design Exercise

Systems Concentration Electives
SYS 611 Modeling and Simulation
SYS 645 Design for System Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability
SYS 660 Decision and Risk Analysis

Students have the option of working on either a project or a thesis.  The project and thesis credit classes are:
SYS 800 Special Problems in Systems Engineering (3 or 6 credit hours)
SYS 900 Thesis in Systems Engineering (6 credit hours)

Master's degree students who enroll in the SYS 800 Special Topics in Systems Engineering course must take an additional 3-credit hour advisor approved elective, to meet the 30 credit hours required for the degree.

Course Requirements for four-course Certificate Program

SYS/SDOE 625 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
SYS/SDOE 650 System Architecture and Design
SYS/SDOE 632 Designing Space Missions and Systems
SYS/SDOE 633 Mission and Systems Design Verification and Validation (V&V) or SYS 635 Human Spaceflight

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