Note: Applications are not being accepted for fall 2023
Why Penn State
We know there’s a lot to consider when deciding to earn your Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering. Why should you choose Penn State Great Valley?
- Pursue your degree at your own pace, completing in as little as two years.
- Become a part of the more than 750,000 Penn State alumni across the world.
- Courses taught by world-class faculty and industry experts.
- No GMAT or GRE scores required.
- Attain programmatic or technical leadership roles in systems engineering or the management of complex systems.
- Advance your career into senior positions in technical fields.
- Immerse yourself in small classes and develop meaningful relationships with faculty and classmates who are professionals and managers in the private and public sectors.
- Partner with alumni and local employers on relevant projects while fostering industry connections, networking, and job opportunities.
- Navigate problems that span a variety of technical industries.
- Transition from military positions into civilian life.
- Take advantage of Career Management Services, which offers a variety of programs, resources, and networking opportunities for students and graduates.
- Local companies are actively engaged in working with students on relevant projects.
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 "Best Online Programs," Penn State Great Valley is ranked:
- #3 in master’s in engineering programs
- #10 (tie) in master’s in computer information technology programs
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 "Best Online Programs for Veterans," Penn State Great Valley is ranked:
- #1 in master’s in engineering
- Part-time program designed for working adults.
- Seven-week courses are offered in an in-person/online hybrid format or fully online.
- Campus-based program offers a variety of electives from other engineering programs, including engineering management, data analytics, software engineering, and information science.
- Ability to simultaneously pursue another degree as part of the concurrent degree program.
- The 36-credit program is design-focused and helps engineers do their jobs in more effective and efficient ways by learning how to design, integrate. and manage complex systems over their life cycle.
- Addresses industry challenges like increasing mission complexity, rising development costs, late discovery of design problems, and failure to recognize and deal with risk.
- Two options count towards the capstone experience:
- Research paper – work independently and with faculty to develop new insights in the field.
- Project – work in small team to apply key principles and tools to define, architect, and design a heterogeneous engineering system.
- Coursework from Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention and Data Analytics graduate certificates easily transfers to degree program.