The Master of Science in socio-technical systems prepares students to understand and develop solutions for problems involving systems and enterprises that are socio-technical in nature, i.e. including the human element in understanding the qualitative and quantitative process of evolving the enterprise/system. The qualitative knowledge delivered by the curriculum addresses social and governance phenomena and challenges particular to socio-technical systems. The quantitative aspect complements the program with the skills to technically analyze the evolving and uncertain nature of enterprises.

The program provides an interdisciplinary blend of courses in systems engineering, engineering management and enterprise science and consists of ten courses; six required core courses and four electives. Students are encouraged to take an integrated four-course sequence leading to a graduate certificate for the four electives.

Required Courses

  • ES 621: Fundamentals of Enterprise Systems
  • ES 660: Multi-Agent Socio-Technical Systems
  • SYS 655: Robust Engineering Design
  • SYS 681: Dynamic Modeling of Systems and Enterprises
  • ES 684: Systems Thinking
  • ES 630: Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprises -OR- EM 622: Data Visualization for Decision-making

Students are encouraged to take an integrated four-course sequence leading to a graduate certificate from the School of Systems and Enterprises.  All elective courses must be approved by an advisor.  A list of available graduate certificates is included in the SSE website.  Alternatively, students may pursue concentrations in specific socio-technical domains described below.

Concentrations

Concentration in Maritime Systems

  • OE 505 Introduction to Maritime Systems
  • OE 614 Economic Issues in Maritime Systems
  • SYS 611 Modeling and Simulation

Concentration in Transportation Systems

  • CM 508 Transportation Engineering
  • OE 505 Introduction to Maritime Systems
  • SYS 611 Modeling and Simulation

Concentration in Energy Systems

  • ME 510 Power Plant Engineering
  • EM 605 Elements of Operations Research
  • EN 587 Environmental Law and Management

Concentration in Networked Information Systems

  • NIS 560 Intro Networked Info Systems
  • NIS 654 Design and Analysis of Network Systems
  • NIS 678 Information Networks I

Concentration in Telecommunication Systems

  • TM 501 Principles of Applied Telecommunication Technologies
  • TM 612 Regulation and Policy in the Telecomm Industry
  • TM 624 Network Management

Concentration in Governance and Management

  • MGT 690 Organizational Theory and Design
  • MGT 690 Designing Complex Organizations
  • EN 587 Environmental Law and Management

Concentration in Systems Analysis and Modeling

  • EM 605 Elements of Operations Research
  • SYS 611 Modeling and Simulation
  • SYS 625 Fundamentals of Systems Eng

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