The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering is intended for working professionals who wish to obtain knowledge and training in Systems Engineering as needed in industries for career advancement, preparation for the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) program as well as attracting students that have completed the certificate and wish to apply for admission to the regular MS degree that is available through the Distance Learning program in the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department. This program is also offered online.
The Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) Department at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering. Since then, the SIE Department has achieved international prestige for its contributions to the inter-disciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology, and information. With the introduction of a modern industrial engineering curriculum in 1972 and a reliability and quality engineering degree in 1987, the department offers a truly diverse and successful graduate program. Career opportunities for graduates of the Systems and Industrial Engineering programs are outstanding. Over the years, graduates from these programs have found employment in the nation's leading corporations, research institutes, and universities.
A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the UA. Students who do not have a degree equivalent to the UA Bachelor of Science degree in Systems & Industrial Engineering may be admitted
into the graduate certificate program, but may be required to complete some undergraduate deficiency courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses.
You must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in your undergraduate degree or your last 60 units of your undergraduate degree.
The graduate application can be found at www.grad.arizona.edu. You must upload a letter of intent and unofficial transcripts. Three letters of recommendation are also required. If applying for funding, GRE scores must be submitted. If you are an international student, a TOEFL score is also required.
We do not require the GRE for the Certificate program.
The Certificate in Systems Engineering requires a minimum of 12 credit hours.
The following 3 courses are required for the certificate:
Class Description Usually Offered
SIE 550 Theory Linear Systems Spring
SIE 554A The Systems Engineering Process Fall
SIE 531 Simulation Modeling & Analysis Fall & Spring
The remaining 6 elective credits can be selected from the following:
SIE 530 Engineering Statistics Fall
SIE 540 Survey of Optimization Spring
SIE 564 Cost Estimation Spring
SIE 654 Adv. Concepts in Systems Engr. Spring
All courses are offered via distance learning as well as on campus.