The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering at Portland State University (PSU) offers a distance learning masters program for working engineers and other professionals involved in the development and operation of complex products, processes, and services. Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach that enables the realization of successful systems.

New to Systems Engineering?

Systems Engineering (SYSE) is the practice of creating the means of performing useful functions through the combination of two or more interacting elements.

Systems Engineering is very broad and can be applied to a wide range of areas.

From very general --  critical and systems thinking applied to high-level decisions that involve human and natural systems and system of systems.

To specific technical areas --  development of products, processes, and services that involve hardware-software in governmental and consumer systems.

What can PSU's Systems Engineering Program offer me?

An anywhere, anytime, distance-learning environment: All required SYSE courses and elective courses are online. Despite the online nature of the program, students do not lose out on the valuable peer and professor interaction that graduate classes provide.

The opportunity to study under leading experts in the field: Instructors are recognized around the world and have many years experience at teaching online courses.

The ability to develop your educational plan to fit your interests and goals: Our program is available to practicing professionals who wish a masters degree in Systems Engineering, applied to their areas of interest.

New to PSU's systems engineering program?

The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering is intended for working professionals, graduate-level scholarship prepares creative minds for superior leadership and technical skills. Ours is the first online master’s degree in systems engineering; this program is an engineering degree built on multidisciplinary courses in systems engineering, operations research, and systems science. Systems Engineering is applicable to any system: technical, scientific, military, commercial, social, educational. As a consequence, this program offers topics both in fundamentals and of particular interest to students.

The Systems Engineering program is an officially approved masters program at Portland State University (PSU) -- a regionally accredited university, recognized as one of the most innovative universities.

As a student in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (MCECS), graduates can expect some of the nation’s highest-paying careers, according to the Portland Business Journal’s ranking of nearly 500 Oregon higher education programs.


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