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Space Systems Engineering Master's Program

Program Details

Degree

Master of Engineering

Available

On Campus & Online

Contact

Graduate Admissions1-201-216-5000[email protected]
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The School of Systems & Enterprises’ Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Space Systems Engineering program affords professionals working in government and private space-related enterprises access to a technical education in space systems design and development, key space system processes, and a holistic understanding of systems engineering principles.

The Master of Engineering in Space Systems Engineering at Stevens, delivered by the primary authors in the field of space systems today, provides experienced professionals with the edge needed to excel in this increasingly complex and competitive industry. Stevens is a recognized provider of space systems engineering education to NASA employees and space industry professionals worldwide, taught in partnership with Teaching Science and Technology, Inc. (TSTI). This degree allows professionals working in government and industry to combine a robust technical education in space systems design and development, as well as key space system engineering processes and tools, with a holistic understanding of systems engineering principles.

The Space Systems Engineering master's program at Stevens is available on campus or fully online. Visit the link below to learn more about and apply to the online program.

Curriculum

The program consists of 10 courses (30 credits): six required core courses, three (3) electives and a project or thesis (three to six credits).

Required Core Courses

Modeling, Simulation and Analysis

One of:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

SYS 611*

Systems Modeling and Simulation

3

SYS 660*

Decision and Risk Analysis

3

Management

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

EM 612*

Project Management of Complex Systems

3

Concept

One of:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

SYS 625*

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

SYS 671

Conception of CPS: Deciding What to Build and Why

3

Architecture and Design

One of:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

SYS 632

Designing Space Missions and Systems

3

SYS 635

Human Spaceflight

3

Implementation

One of:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

SYS 633

Mission and System Design Verification and Validation

3

SYS 605*

Systems Integration

3

Sustainment

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

SYS 637

Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations

3

* Taught by TSTI

Electives

Three (3) advisor-approved electives, nine (9) credits, can be chosen from SSE course offerings in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Engineering Management, Socio-Technical Systems, Systems Engineering Security or advisor-approved courses. SYS 611, SYS 660 and SYS 645, if not already taken, are strongly recommended as electives.

Project or Thesis

At least three (3) credits and up to six (6) credits, must be applied toward a project (SYS 800 Special Problems in Systems Engineering), or a thesis (SYS 900 Thesis in Systems Engineering). If a thesis is chosen instead of a project, the completion of six (6) credits of SYS 900 is required, replacing SYS 800 and one elective course. The project or thesis should be in the concentration area.

Possible Space Systems Engineering Careers

Top Hiring Firms for Space Systems Engineering Graduates

Space Systems Engineer

Boeing

Systems Engineer

FAA

Aerospace Engineer

Cisco

Avionics Engineer

NASA

Satellite Systems

Mitre

Engineer Flight Dynamics Engineer

Lockheed Martin

Space Systems Engineering Application Requirements

  • Online application

  • $60 nonrefundable fee

  • Two letters of recommendation, submitted electronically through the online application system

  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and mailed directly to Stevens. If official documents are unavailable, unofficial documents can be uploaded through the online application system for initial review only. However, applicants will not be fully admitted until all official documents have been received.

  • GRE test score

Learn more about Stevens' partnership with TSTI.