Space Systems Engineering Master's Program
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.
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
Systems Modeling and Simulation
Decision and Risk Analysis
Project Management of Complex Systems
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
Conception of CPS: Deciding What to Build and Why
Architecture and Design
Designing Space Missions and Systems
Mission and System Design Verification and Validation
Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations
* Taught by TSTI
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.
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Space Systems Engineering Application Requirements
$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
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