This program is offered in-person or online.
For engineers and non-engineers, the SEM course of instruction has application to a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, medicine, hospitality, software, hardware, and transportation. This program is specifically designed for industry professionals who manage projects and programs that take customer requirements and produce a product designed to meet specified needs. To provide a broad knowledge base, the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Handbook is used as a primary textbook, along with other references on the engineering of complex systems.
Required Core Courses
- PMGT 680 Systems Engineering Fundamentals
- PMGT 681 Requirements Development and Management
- PMGT 682 System Verification and Validation
Plus One Elective Course
- PMGT 683 Systems Modeling and Integration
- PMGT 684 Human Systems and Integration
- PMGT 685 Decision and Risk Analysis
*Up to four courses in the SEM program may be used in completing the requirements for the Master of Science in Project Management. Please see your advsior for eligibility.
Students may take the SEM courses as a standalone 12-credit hour graduate certificate or may apply their SEM courses to the MS in Project Management degree, which is offered under the School of Engineering. The SEM program is comprised of four graduate-level courses (three required plus one elective) where students engage their systems thinking and related competencies. The objective of the SEM program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage a product lifecycle using the systems engineering “Vee” model.