Master of Engineering Degrees in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering

This program in Systems Engineering will lead you to a Master’s Degree in Engineering. It is designed to enable engineers, regardless of undergraduate discipline, to develop the analytical abilities needed to design, evaluate, and build complex systems involving many components and demanding specifications. The intent of this program is to extend the ability of engineers to work across disciplinary boundaries as needed. It also develops the management capabilities needed into today’s working environment.

For international students, this can include a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) option that allows you to work at an internship in a US country for one summer and one semester in the academic year. A sample program of study plan that includes CPT (and OPT) is outlined below.

Degree Requirements

Engineering Management Intro/Core Courses (required first year)

  • IE 563: Engineering Management Theory (Fall)
  • IE 565: Systems Engineering and Analysis (Spring)

Systems Engineering Core (required):

  • IE 564: Decision Analysis in Systems Design (Spring)
  • IE 570: Systems Engineering and Project Management (Spring)
  • IE 585: Requirements Engineering (Alt. Spring (Odd))

Electives

(5 courses/15 credits)

Manufacturing Courses

  • IE 448: Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Summer)
  • IE 561: Total Quality Management (Alt. Fall (Even))
  • IE 572: Design & Evaluation of Human-Computer Interaction (Spring)
  • IE 577: Human Factors (Fall)

Engineering Courses

  • IE 452: Introduction to Systems Engineering (Summer/Fall)
  • IE 503: Introduction to Sustainable Production Systems (Alt. Spring (Odd))
  • IE 560: Engineering Risk Analysis (Alt. Fall (Odd))
  • IE 581: e-Commerce Systems Engineering (Alt. Fall (Even))
  • IE 582: Enterprise Modeling and Integration (Alt. Spring (Even))
  • Aer E 568: Large-Scale Complex Engineered Systems (Fall)
  • ME 525: Optimization Methods for Complex Designs (Spring)
  • Aero E 563: Intro to Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (Spring)

Software Courses

  • IE 581: e-Commerce Systems Engineering (Alt. Fall (Even))
  • 1 other from any graduate program (optional)

One Graduate-Level Course of Your Choice

* Elective courses are subject to change by IMSE Department

Note: Students typically are allowed to transfer up to 6 credit hours of non-ISU graduate credit into their degree program.

 

Sample MEng SE Plan for international students interested in CPT/OPT

First Year

  • First Fall Semester: 3 courses in the MEng SE program
  • First Spring Semester: 4 courses in the MEng SE program
  • First Summer Semester: CPT experience*

Second Year

  • Second Fall Semester: CPT experience*
  • Second Spring Semester: 3 courses in the MEng SE program

Post-Graduation

  • Optional Practical Training: initial 12 months*
  • Optional Practical Training STEM Extension: 24-month extension*

* Optional (not required) opportunities in the educational programs. Satisfactory performance in the degree program is required.

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Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

The Engineering Management Program focuses on developing an individual’s engineering, science and management skills so they can succeed in a technology driven environment.  There is a growing need for engineers that can build and lead multi-disciplinary teams, while confronting technical and business challenges by applying a systems approach to solving real-world problems. The ISU Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program is designed to train leaders who can meet both the technical and managerial challenges in developing modern complex engineered systems.

For international students, this can include a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) option that allows you to work at an internship in a US country for one summer and one semester in the academic year. A sample program of study plan that includes CPT (and OPT) is outlined below.

Degree Requirements

Engineering Management Intro/Core Courses (required first year)

  • IE 563: Engineering Management Theory (Fall)
  • IE 565: Systems Engineering and Analysis (Spring)

Engineering Management Core (required)

  • IE 570: Systems Engineering and Project Management (Spring)
  • MGMT 583: Strategic Management of Innovation (Spring)
  • SCM 524: Strategic Process Analysis and Improvement (Fall)
  • ACCT 581: Accounting for Decision Making (Spring)

Electives

Engineering Courses

  • IE 564: Decision Analysis in System Design (Spring)
  • IE 560: Engineering Risk Analysis (Alt. Fall (Odd))
  • IE 561: Total Quality Management (Alt. Fall (Even))
  • IE 572: Design & Evaluation of Human-Computer Interaction (Spring)
  • Con E 380: Engineering Law (Summer)

Business Courses

  • FIN 501: Financial Valuation & Corporate Financial Decisions (Spring)
  • MGMT 503:  Professional Responsibility in Business & Society (Fall – Alt, Odd)
  • MKT 501:  Marketing (Alt. Fall (Even))
  • 1 other from any graduate program (optional)

*Elective courses are subject to change by IMSE Department

Note: Students typically are allowed to transfer up to 6 credit hours of non-ISU graduate credit into their degree program.

Sample MEng EM Plan for international students interested in CPT/OPT

First Year

  • First Fall Semester: 3 courses in the MEng EM program
  • First Spring Semester: 4 courses in the MEng EM program
  • First Summer Semester: CPT experience*

Second Year

  • Second Fall Semester: CPT experience*
  • Second Spring Semester: 3 courses in the MEng EM program

Post-Graduation

  • Optional Practical Training: initial 12 months*
  • Optional Practical Training STEM Extension: 24-month extension*

* Optional (not required) opportunities in the educational programs. Satisfactory performance in the degree program is required.

More information

 

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