B.S. Systems Engineering/M.S. Systems Engineering

The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers the combined five-year B.S. and M.S. degree program that provides an opportunity for students to complete a conventional four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering with one additional year of study to earn a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering. This is an accelerated program intended for full-time on-campus students.

In addition to GW's guidelines for completing a dual bachelor's/master's degree, students must meet these academic requirements:

  1. Complete the following three (3) graduate level courses offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) as technical electives during their undergraduate program. These will be applied towards the Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering:
    • EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty
    • EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I
    • EMSE 6805 Systems Engineering II
  2. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, students take the following 9 courses to complete the program. These must be completed within one to one half years following graduation from the Bachelor of Science program:
    • Two Additional Core Course Requirements:
      • EMSE 6001 The Management of Technical Organizations
      • EMSE 6410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics*
    • Four Additional Focus Course Requirements:
      • EMSE 6820 Program and Project Management*
      • EMSE 6850 Quantitative Models in Systems Engineering*
      • EMSE 6810 Systems Analysis and Management I
      • EMSE 6099 Problems in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering**
    • Three Additional Approved Electives, at least two from the following list:
      • EMSE 6540 Management of Information and Systems Security
      • EMSE 6740 Systems Thinking and Policy Modeling I
      • EMSE 6580 Information and Software Engineering
      • EMSE 6825 Project Cost and Quality Management
      • EMSE 6830 Human Factors Engineering
      • EMSE 6840 Applied Enterprise Systems Engineering
      • EMSE 6855 Reliability Analysis and Infrastructure Systems
      • EMSE 6023 Technology Issue Analysis
      • EMSE 6992 Special Topics (as approved by advisor)

*Undergraduate Systems Engineering majors may substitute a course for EMSE 6410, EMSE 6820, and EMSE 6850.
**Must be taken in the final semester of study

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