M.S. in Datacenter Systems Engineering

This program is designed for professionals who are actively employed in or seek to enter the field of digital infrastructure including the management of data and the extraction of useful information, computer networking, virtualization, and security. Additionally, this program addresses the design and maintenance of datacenters and its mission critical facility subsystems, providing students with an opportunity to gain working knowledge and skill sets necessary to become a leader in this field.

The program was developed with significant input from the leaders of the digital infrastructure industry. It is designed to respond to the emerging needs of this exponentially growing field. The current external advisory board is made up of executives in corporations that lead the industry.

The Lyle School of Engineering offers this unique multidisciplinary master's degree by incorporating course contributions from each of the five (5) standing engineering departments: Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE); Mechanical Engineering (ME); Computer Science (CS); Engineering Management, Information, and Systems (EMIS); and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

Qualified students with undergraduate degrees in engineering, one of the physical sciences or mathematics are required to complete 10 courses (30 credit hours). Students entering the program with an undergraduate degree other than in engineering, one of the physical sciences, or mathematics may be asked to articulate the necessary courses.

Interested in the program?

Prospective students who would like more information on the M.S. in Datacenter Systems Engineering program can click on the button below to fill out a request for information form. A representative from the program will be in touch with you.

Program Co-Directors

A headshot of Volkan Otugen, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Volkan Otugen

“We are working to meet the educational and fast-growing workforce needs of the industry. The timing couldn’t be better. The datacenter industry demands professionals with diverse but highly specialized skills to effectively address the demands of this rapidly growing profession.”

A headshot of Klyne Smith, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Klyne Smith

“The program focuses on connecting students to the Data Center industry using a combination of academic rigor and corporate experience .The program provides students with end-to-end knowledge for data center inception, architecture, implementation, and management.”

Get in touch:

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: 214-768-2002 (SMU Graduate Programs office)
Email: lylegrad@smu.edu

Program Co-Director:
Volkan Otugen, Ph.D.

Program Co-Director:
Klyne Smith, D.E.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 750339
Dallas, TX 75275-0339

Photo of a Lyle School of Engineering staff member accessing the data center.