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Systems Engineering master of engineering degree

Program discontinued

This program no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this program's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

This program concentrates on the industrial and systems engineering courses that cover the science and technologies of decision making in a complex world in order to optimize the overall system rather than any one subsystem. Systems engineering improves the decision-making process by utilizing statistics, simulation, optimization, and computer science skills to enhance the design, control, operation, and understanding of systems. This discipline has shown rapid growth in both its development and recognition as a distinct field of engineering.


Systems engineering, ME degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

Course Qtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  ISE Courses 12
Choose one of the following: 4
   0303-716    Linear Regression Analysis  
   0303-758    Design of Experiments  
  Electives 20
Second Year
  Electives 8
0303-779 Capstone 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours  48

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the ME in systems engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, mathematics, or science,
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (optional),
  • Submit letters of recommendation,
  • Submit a statement of purpose, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 550 (paper-based) is required.