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Systems Engineering (Engineering, M.E.)

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.

Systems Engineering (Engineering, M.E.)


Description


What is Systems Engineering at ODU like?

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.

Program Highlights


What makes Systems Engineering at ODU unique?

  • 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

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$149,730

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Industrial Engineers

$90,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$146,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

$90,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Systems Engineering at ODU?

ENMA 515:
Introduction to Systems Engineering


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.

ENMA 660:
Systems Architecture and Modeling


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.

ENMA 656:
Mathematical and Computational Modeling in Systems 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.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Systems Engineering at ODU?

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

Cost

Tuition and Fees

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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

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


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.

Next Steps


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Graduate Program Director


Name:

Teddy Cotter


Location:

2101-I ENGINEERING SYSTEMS BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3758


For General Inquiries:

emse@odu.edu


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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