Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate

Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate

The goal of the Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate program is to prepare students to apply systems engineering principles across the product development or acquisition lifecycle.

To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work.  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a GPA of 3.0. Students should complete their coursework within three years of starting the certificate program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.  The successful applicant will possess a degree in science or engineering or a closely aligned field and is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.

Current Penn State Great Valley graduate students in all programs are also welcome to apply and enroll in this certificate.

Certificate Requirements

To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work consisting of 9 required and 3 elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.

 

Systems Engineering Certificate Courses
Course Required or Elective Current Offering Future Offering*
SYSEN 520 Systems Engineering Required    
SYSEN 522 Systems Verification Validation & Testing Required    
SWENG 586 Requirements Engineering Required    
STAT 500 Applied Statistics Elective FA I  
SYSEN 530 Systems Optimization Elective    
SYSEN 531 Probabilistic Modeling and Simulation Elective    
SYSEN 533 Deterministic Modeling and Simulation Elective    
SYSEN 536 Decision and Risk Analysis in Engineering Elective FA II  
SYSEN 550 Creativity and Problem Solving I Elective FA I  
SYSEN 555 Invention and Creative Design Elective FA II  

*Please contact the Engineering Division (enghelp@psu.edu) for possible course work for spring 2018. 

Penn State's schedule of courses lists course availability. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on the University registrar's schedule of courses is correct, their prerequisites differ.

Courses are each 3 credits and may be applied to the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering if admitted as a degree-seeking student. Courses are offered in convenient seven-week sessions.

Download: Systems Engineering Certificate Advising Worksheet

If you are a current certificate student and have completed all the coursework, please submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form.