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Online Space Systems Engineering Master's Program

Program Details


Master of Engineering


On Campus & Online


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Delivered by the primary authors in the field of space systems today, the Master of Engineering in Space Systems Engineering at Stevens, provides experienced professionals with the edge needed to excel in this increasingly complex and competitive industry.

 The 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 program consists of ten courses (30 credits): six required core courses, three (3) electives and a project or thesis (three to six credits). Below you will find a recommended course sequence to help guide your enrollment:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

It takes something special for the term system to have such ubiquity. The downside is that it is overused, improperly so, detracting from its power. This class builds upon a solid conceptual foundation to ensure that the system/enterprise is properly defined, conceived, and realized. Uniquely, the class shows how it is possible to use systems in order to think more deeply and to act more decisively. This approach is made possible by emphasizing the simultaneity of perspectives, the role of paradox, and the centrality of soft issues in resolving complexity. The SystemitoolTM is used to structure and conduct analysis of decisions. This class is aimed at policy and decision-makers at all levels in an organization.

*Elective Concentration Courses

Swap out these courses with any of the below-listed courses based on your concentration of interest:



Systems Engineering

SYS 645 Design for Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability

SYS 684 Systems Thinking 

Software Engineering

SSW 565 Software Architecture and Component-Based Design

SSW 567 Software Testing, Quality Assurance and Maintenance

SSW 590 DevOps Principles and Practices