Master of Engineering in Space Systems Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Space Systems Engineering degree consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 credits.  Students wishing to enroll in the space systems program must have an undergraduate degree in an engineering or science discipline.  The program has six core courses.

  • SYS 625: Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • SYS 650: System Architecture and Design
  • SYS 632: Designing Space Missions and Systems OR SYS 635: Human Spaceflight
  • SYS 633: Mission and Systems Design Verification and Validation OR SYS 605 Systems Integration
  • EM 612: Project Management of Complex Systems
  • SYS 800: Master's Project

Students then must choose a total of four courses from the two concentrations listed below:

Space Concentration Electives

  • SYS 632: Designing Space Missions and Systems
  • SYS 635: Human Spaceflight
  • SYS 636: Space Launch and Transportation Systems
  • SYS 637: Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations
  • SYS 638: Crew Exploration and Vechicle 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
  • SYS 635: Human Spaceflight

Graduate Certificate

The 4 course, 12-credit graduate certificate in space systems engineering integrates crucial activities spanning the entire life cycle. Information and capabilities are learned by participants in hands-on-space system and mission design assignments focusing on: operations, concept development, space system architecture, verification and validation, as well as key system engineering processes and tools. These four courses provide the backbone for the development of space systems engineers. 

  • SYS 625 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • SYS 650 System Architecture and Design
  • SYS 632 Designing Space Missions and Systems OR SYS 635 Human Spaceflight
  • SYS 633 Mission and Systems Design Verification and Validation OR SYS 605 Systems Integration

Credits earned in the graduate certificate program can be applied towards a master's in space systems engineering or a master's in systems engineering.

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