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.
College of Engineering
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
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.
There are no financial aid opportunites for our Graduate Certificate programs.
Fall: January 15
Spring: June 1
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Required Courses (9 credits):
SIE 554A Systems Engineering Process (3 credits)
SIE 531 Simulation Modeling & Analysis (3 credits)
Choose either SIE 558 Model-Based Systems Engineering (3 credits) OR SIE 654 Advanced Concepts in System Engineering (3 credits)
Electives (Choose from below: 3 credits):
SIE 530 Engineering Statistics (3 credits)
SIE 540 Survey of Optimization Methods (3 credits)
SIE 564 Cost Estimation (3 credits)
SIE 550 Theory of Linear Systems (3 credits)
SIE 522 Engineering Decision Making under Uncertainty (3 credits)
Aside from maintaining a 3.00 cumulative GPA, there are no additional requirements for students pursuing the Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.