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This program provides an interdisciplinary approach to support the realization, deployment, and maintenance of successful system solutions to complex problems. ODU’s Systems Engineering Master's program builds upon your technical background as an engineer. It is designed to provide in-depth, real-world practitioner expertise in engineering complex system solutions. In addition, this rigorous educational experience will help develop your skills in effectively addressing complex problems for both government and commercial organizations. Students in the program are introduced to core competencies for systems engineering, complex systems, modeling, systems analysis, complex problem solving needed for successful delivery of system solutions.
The degree is directed at working professionals and traditional full-time students with technical undergraduate degrees
Courses are scheduled in the evenings
The complete program is available through Old Dominion University’s distance learning program and through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program
Capstone project integrates real-world experience with classroom concepts
Introduces the principles, concepts and process of systems engineering. Examination of problem formulation, analysis, and interpretation as they apply to the study of complex systems. Emphasizes the design nature of systems engineering problem solving, and includes case studies stressing realistic problems. Development of system requirements, system objectives, and the evaluation of system alternatives.
Students learn the essential aspects of the systems architecture paradigm through development and analysis of multiple architecture frameworks and enterprise engineering. Emphasis is placed on systems modeling and enterprise engineering.
The course introduces some of the mathematical structures and method used within systems engineering. The course will cover probability theory, scheduling, queuing theory, Markov chains, and critical path analysis. Students will implement the ideas in the course in practical computer-based laboratories including the graphical representation of quantitative outputs.
Students entering the Master of Engineering program in Systems Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Admission to the Master of Engineering Management program is in accordance with Old Dominion University and Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology requirements for master's programs as specified in the Graduate Catalog.
Admission requirements specific to this program include the following:
Undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or engineering technology with a GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) or better
Students with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.00 on the required undergraduate degrees may be admitted provisionally based on their academic preparation, work experience, or professional society certification. GRE scores may be requested and be in the 60th percentile or higher.
A minimum score of 550 on university-level TOEFL scores for all international students when English is not their first language
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.
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