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Engineering - Systems Engineering (MEng)

Degree Awarded 

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Contact Information

Colleen Farrell
Academic Success Coordinator
Global Outreach & Extended Education
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

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Program Information 

The Master of Engineering degree program offers an area of study in Systems Engineering.

This interdisciplinary program provides students the ability to engineer complex products, processes, and services leveraging a systems engineering approach.

Systems engineering focuses on defining needs and customer requirements early in the development cycle. Systems engineering appears to be all things to all people. The official definition comes from INCOSE-International Council on Systems Engineering:

"An interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation."

This flexible online "anytime, anyplace" program was designed with input from global corporations and targets professionals leading major complex systems development or programs at their companies. The key to this program is the amalgamation of several professional association and certificate programs:

  • INCOSE--International Systems Engineering Society
  • CMII- Configuration Management Institute
  • PMI- Program Management Institute

A sample program of study is designed, but students can structure their electives based on interest. For example, develop electives across disciplines or concentrated in one discipline (ie: software, hardware). Once admitted to the program, students can collaborate with their advisor on the appropriate courses to achieve their academic goals and objectives.

The MEng is designed for working professionals and delivered entirely online to meet the unique needs of professional engineers. It is a practice-oriented degree.

Admission Requirements 

  • Students seeking admission into the program must hold a bachelor of science in engineering or math.
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 undergraduate credit hours.
  • No GRE is required.
  • Applicants must submit a professional resume and personal statement as part of the online admissions application.
  • Official transcripts for the undergraduate degree (and graduate coursework, if applicable) should be sent to the Graduate College. 
  • All applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements, as defined by the Graduate College.

Degree Requirements 

Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours equaling 10 courses to earn a Masters of Engineering Degree.

A culminating experience is required and will be identified by the student’s advisory committee. It could be a final examination or the final report for a practice-oriented project (Applied Project IEE593).


Core Courses:

Select one (1) Engineering Management Course:

  • IEE454 Risk Management
  • IEE458 Project Management
  • IEE541 Engineering Administration 
  • IEE552 Strategic Technologic Planning
  • FSE501 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • FSE502 Strategic Enterprise Innovation

Select five (5) of the following Systems Core Courses:

  • IEE505 Information Systems Engineering*
  • IEE506 Web Enabled Decision Support Systems*
  • IEE512 Financial Engineering
  • IEE530 Enterprise Modeling
  • IEE545 Simulating Stochastic Systems
  • IEE 570 Advanced Quality Control
  • IEE572 Design of Experiments
  • IEE573 Reliability Engineering
  • IEE574 Applied Deterministic Operations Research

*Students may select IEE 505 OR IEE 506. Students may not complete both as they are considered duplicative.

Concentration Course:

  • IEE556 Introduction to Systems Engineering

Elective Courses:

Select two (2) electives from one area. Below are examples of possible electives. 


  • CSE565 Software Verification and Validation
  • CSE566 Software Project, Process and Quality Management


  • EEE586 Nonlinear Control Systems 
  • EEE587 Optimal Control Systems 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship:(students may not take IEE552 if selecting this elective area as they are considered duplicative to the courses below)

  • FSE501 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • FSE502 Strategic Enterprise Innovation

Supply Chain:

  • IEE534 Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
  • IEE561 Production Systems

Quality and Reliability:

  • IEE570 Advanced Quality Control**
  • IEE581 Six Sigma Methodology**

**required courses must be selected for students pursuing the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate


Select one (1) capstone experience: 

  • IEE593 Systems Engineering Applied Project
  • IEE585 Six Sigma Capstone Project (for students admitted into the concurrent Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate)