Master of Professional Studies in Systems Engineering
Gain the well-rounded systems engineering management skills you need to help companies and organizations develop, manage and enhance increasingly multifaceted systems that are often a complex mix of technological, business and socio-political challenges.
Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Systems Engineering Management program provides a multidisciplinary approach so you will have the complete set of skills and knowledge you need to succeed and advance in your career.
A Powerful Partnership for Systems Engineering
Georgetown’s Systems Engineering Management master’s program combines the strengths of two powerful educational institutions: Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and Stevens Institute of Technology, a leader in the systems engineering field. This unique partnership creates a Georgetown master’s program that is a perfect blend of technology and applied management skills – both critical areas of expertise for today’s systems engineering leaders.
A field that emerged from the aerospace and defense industries, systems engineering now plays a pivotal role in mainstream organizations, non-profits and government agencies. The Stevens and Georgetown partnership will make use of our connections with a rich array of business, government and non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area in order to help our students tackle the emerging challenges of systems engineering – complexities that now impact industries such as health care, biotechnology, energy and telecommunications, as well as government organizations, consumer-driven businesses and humanitarian bodies, large and small.
What You Will Learn:
The Georgetown University Systems Engineering Management program provides students with a complete systems management toolset, including methodological approaches and leadership skills for designing and managing complex systems. Students will learn to:
- Understand how to define and design effective systems, including solutions that are reliable, supportable and sustainable.
- Explore different systems integration approaches for designing, architecting, modeling, simulating, launching and testing complex systems.
- Recognize the ethical responsibilities of a systems engineering leader.
- Work with systems engineering theories and practical applications, including a comprehensive understanding of project definition, work breakdown, estimating, resource planning, critical path development, scheduling, project monitoring and control, scope management and much more.
- A Powerful Combination. Gain exposure to top engineering and technology expertise from the Stevens Institute of Technology while learning from Georgetown University’s nationally recognized leaders in practical, applied management knowledge.
- Flexibility. Students have the option of full-time or part-time participation. Classes are held during the weekday evenings to minimize career interruptions. Also, students have a wide choice of systems engineering electives from which to choose, enabling them to pick the courses that will best help drive their professional and personal goals.
- Leading Research. Connect to and participate in emerging systems engineering research that is not only breaking new technological ground, but is developing new insights at frontiers that intersect engineering, science, management, law, society and much more. With Stevens as a Georgetown partner, students will have access to the largest systems engineering research portfolio in the nation.
- Industry Connections. Our students work on applied and practical systems engineering projects. Students are encouraged to embrace challenges they encounter at their own organizations as well as work on special projects that are introduced by the program's deep bench of systems engineering experts from the Washington, DC, area, and from Stevens, rated as a top engineering school by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Who Should Apply?
This program designed is for professionals who want to advance in their careers:
- Current engineers who want to advance into systems engineering positions of increased leadership responsibility.
- Technical, management and business professionals who have specialized knowledge and would like to develop their systems engineering skills to better define problems and design effective solutions.
- Note: An undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience is recommended as preparation for this program. Alternatively, applicants should have completed undergraduate coursework in mathematics and probability and statistics and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. Applicants who do not have these qualifications should discuss their educational and professional qualifications with their admissions advisor.