Systems engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Graduate certificate
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The online systems engineering graduate certificate program provides structured training in the fundamentals of systems engineering to equip engineers with the skills that can be used in the design, operation and maintenance of systems throughout their life cycle. The techniques covered and concepts introduced are applicable to any industry. The broad application of these techniques is necessary as the engineering systems of the future become more complex, making them difficult to design and operate without an understanding of the whole and effective integration of all components, from design to disposal. Although industrial experience is a key factor in systems engineering, it needs to be supported by formal education.

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Missouri S&T’s online master’s in engineering programs ranked among the nation's finest in U.S. News & World Report 2024.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in systems engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development | Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


Military credit hours


Military estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Graduate certificates give students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in a particular discipline, learn the latest in developing fields, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge within a field of study.

Program structure

This program is 100% online: no campus visits required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one class per semester and finish the program in two years.


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Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

1 class per semester

Pathway to a master's degree

Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE? Then start in a graduate certificate program. This graduate certificate was designed as a pathway to an engineering management MS or systems engineering MS.

The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE. Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. If you are applying to a PhD program, you are still required to submit GRE scores.


Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Cihan Dagli

Areas of interest: neural networks and applications, systems architecting, deep learning and advanced neural networks, smart engineering systems design, complex system modeling, cyber physical systems, computational intelligence, fuzzy logic, evolutionary programming.

Cihan Dagli, PhD
Program Director of the Systems Engineering Program, Professor, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

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