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The master of engineering in systems engineering degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the 36-credit program. The courses are not listed in sequential order. All module course work is subject to change as new courses are developed or renumbered.

Students admitted fall 2009 or after must successfully complete the SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) requirement of the Penn State degree in order to graduate. For an overview of the SARI requirements, visit the following link: 'Engineering SARI Program'.

Penn State's schedule of courses lists course availability. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on the University registrar's schedule of courses are correct, their prerequisites differ. Please access our course description page to learn about Penn State Great Valley course offerings and prerequisites.


Course # Core Courses Fa '15 Schedule
SYSEN 510 Engineering Analysis I N/A
SYSEN 520 Systems Engineering Fall 2015
SYSEN 531 Probabilistic Modeling and Simulation N/A
SYSEN 533 Deterministic Modeling and Simulation N/A
SYSEN 550 Creativity and Problem Solving I Fall 2015
Core courses - 18 Credits


Course # Core Courses Fa '15 Schedule
SYSEN 594 Master's Research Paper: a 3-credit professional paper Contact Division
SYSEN 594  Advanced Systems Studio: under general direction of faculty, students work on a systems project individually or in teams.  N/A
Choose one of the following to take near the end of the program


Course # Course Name Fa '15 Schedule 
EA 871  Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals I (formerly IN SC 497 Enterprise Architecture)  N/A
 Economics and Financial Studies for Engineers
Engineering for Energy and the Environment
ENGMT 530 Engineering Law  N/A
I E 532 Reliability Engineering  N/A
IN SC 525 Applied Data Mining  Fall 2015
STAT 500 Applied Statistics  N/A
STS 589
Ethics and Values in Scince & Technology
SWENG 497  Special Topics: Agile Processes  N/A
Data Mining
 Real-Time Software Design and Analysis
Genetic Algorithms
Requirements Engineering
 Software Systems Architecture
 Fall 2015
SYSEN 497 Special Topics: Wireless Positioning  N/A
SYSEN 505 Technical Project Management  Fall 2015
SYSEN 507 Systems Thinking (previously offered as SYSEN 597)  Fall 2015
SYSEN 522 Systems Verification Validation & Testing (previously offered as SYSEN 597)  N/A
SYSEN 530 Systems Optimization  N/A
SYSEN 536 Decision and Risk Analysis in Engineering  N/A
SYSEN 552 Creativity & Problem Solving II  N/A
SYSEN 554 Problem Solving Leadership  N/A
SYSEN 555 Invention & Creative Design  Fall 2015
SYSEN 597 Special Topics: Engineering Systems Modeling  N/A
SYSEN 597 Special Topics: Advanced Quality Control Techniques  N/A
SYSEN 597 Special Topics: Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement  N/A
SYSEN 597 Special Topics: Model Based Systems Engineering  N/A
Elective courses -Students take any six elective courses from the following: