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The SMU Lyle School of Engineering's Master of Science, Systems Engineering degree is a requirements-driven program developed for high-potential engineers and managers with an undergraduate technical degree who are advancing in industry or government or running their own company. It is an elite program — restricted to a highly motivated group of professionals — designed to impart essential knowledge for success in today's and tomorrow's competitive global technology-driven business.
This fast-track program is designed to develop expertise for development and management of systems (products and services) that satisfy customer requirements considering engineering, technology, environmental, management, risk, and economic factors by viewing the system as a whole, over its life cycle using systems engineering principles, methods and practices. “Systems thinking” skills are developed which foster more effective practice for the engineer or engineering manager within the business enterprise. The objective is to provide individuals with the capability to effectively manage the development of complex systems in an ever-changing environment.
THE LYLE ENGINEERING DIFFERENCE
The Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering is a selective, premier center of learning for aspiring professionals who will lead the techno-business world into the future. Centered in Dallas, one of the country’s most vibrant cities, SMU Lyle combines topnotch technical expertise with an emphasis on management, entrepreneurship, and humanities to yield a foundation for success in an ever-changing global business climate.
WHY THE WEEKEND FORMAT?
Our Weekend Format Program is built around small class sizes, highly knowledgeable instructors, team projects and programs, and education that goes beyond the basics to produce truly imaginative and innovative professional leaders.
Example Program Outline
| Course 1
||Systems Analysis Methods
| Course 2
||Systems Engineering Process
| Course 3
||Integrated Risk Management
| Course 4
||Systems Reliability, Supportability and Availability Analysis
| Course 5
||Systems Integration and Test
| Course 6
||Systems Engineering Design*
| Course 7
||Software Systems Engineering*
| Course 8
||Systems Engineering Leadership*
| Course 9
||Logistics Systems Engineering*
*Electives and schedule are subject to change