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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering (SE) post-baccalaureate certificate program at UMBC is designed to accelerate the development of systems engineers by providing practical experience that can be immediately applied on the job. Students learn from industry experts how to develop operable systems that meet customer requirements, while successfully navigating the complexities of system design.

Courses are developed and taught by senior systems engineers and address the entire systems engineering life cycle, including requirements analysis, systems architecture and design, modeling, simulation and analysis, and system implementation and test. Classes are held at convenient late afternoon or early evening times to meet the needs of working professionals.

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Systems Engineering is designed to allow the student to rapidly acquire the fundamental skills in Systems Engineering. The certificate program can be completed in three semesters (approximately 10 months of classes) and has a simplified admissions process. Credits from the certificate program can be transferred to several Masters of Science programs: MS of Systems Engineering, MS of Electrical Engineering, MS of Computer Science, or MS of Engineering Management.

Four (4) required courses (12 credits).

(*) SYST 662 has a prerequisite of either passing SYST 669 or testing out of the class. See the instructor for details. SYST 669 is a one credit course.

(**) Students enrolled in the Masters program for Electrical Engineering or Computer Science must take SYST 662.

Gainful Employment

This academic program is a participant in the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment program.

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