Academic Programs

Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering (GCSE)

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering requires 12 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) of coursework plus a 3-hour Project Practicum with industry.‚Äč The evolving global economy and particular market demands an increasing number of engineers with interdisciplinary and systems based training able to continuously adapt to societal and geopolitical changes being brought by advances in technology.

Masters of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE)

Masters of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) prepare engineers to use system processes and frameworks to define, develop, implement, and test complex systems for the 21st century. Graduates are able to meet the challenges of understanding and applying new engineering models in constantly changing environments. Complexity in today's engineering projects is driving increasing demand for Systems Engineers with interdisciplinary training. Technology-driven revolutions can only be comprehended with the systems thinking perspective that a systems engineering education provides. Complex systems require integration for coherent effectiveness. Learn how to assure required capabilities and functional performance in demanding environments.

Online Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Are you a working professional who wants to manage or be part of a successful systems engineering team? Do you want to succeed in companies that implement quality models such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Team Software Process? An online Master of Science in Systems Engineering from UTEP will allow you to develop and apply systems engineering concepts and techniques to manage and build engineering systems and also develop a solid basis to be certifieed by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

Executive Programs

Preparation for Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)

This 40 hr. certificate program integrates the whole systems engineering process into a self-contained package. This program will prepare participants for the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional certification examination and complies with INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook Version 3.1. The five modules provide an engineer or manager with the knowledge needed to effectively apply systems engineering methods to complex projects. Participants are provided with a textbook, sample documents, as well as a complete set of presentation charts.

Introduction to Systems Engineering Fundamentals

This program will cover all basic concepts of systems engineering. The objective is to provide the basic knowledge and tools for transforming an operational need into a well-defined system configuration, through an iterative design process of issue formulation, analysis, optimization, synthesis, system integration, and testing. Case study reviews will demonstrate the principles of systems engineering concepts, tools, and techniques as applied in practice.

Systems Requirements Analysis (SRA)

This program covers methodologies, approaches, and techniques associated with requirements analysis and definition; the processes for defining requirements including feasibility study, requirements elicitation, formal specification, validation, verification, and documentation. Group exercises with real industry projects are presented as case studies.

Integration Verification and Validation

This program provides the knowledge on systems integration verification and validation processes. It is intended to provide professionals with the knowledge needed to effectively apply IV&V to any professional domain. Attendees are provided with a complete set of presentation charts and supplementary documents.

Management of Complex Systems Development (SDPM)

Systems Engineers have to perform technical management activities within a systemic process to ensure end customer requirements are met on-time and within budget. This executive program presents the techniques and tools for Complex Systems Engineering management.