Why ODU for a Systems Engineering master's degree online?

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to support the realization, deployment, and maintenance of successful system solutions to complex problems.

ODU's systems engineering master's degree builds upon your technical background as an engineer. It is designed to provide in-depth, real-world practitioner expertise in engineering complex system solutions. In addition, this rigorous educational experience will help develop your skills in effectively addressing complex problems for both government and commercial systems. 

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Required Courses

  • 31 credit hours

This program requires six core courses, four electives, and one capstone course. Talk with an advisor to determine if you have credits that will transfer. 

Visit the department's website for more information regarding required courses. 

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Systems Engineering

With this degree you will gain skills to assume a leadership role in areas such as:

  • Systems engineering fundamentals
  • Complex systems analysis
  • Systems architecture and modeling
  • Systems engineering management
  • Decision making and risk analysis

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Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$523 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$568 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

To apply, you must have an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or engineering technology, or from a fully accredited program in applied sciences. In addition, you should have mathematics coursework through the level of integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and calculus-based probability and statistics. Please visit the program's web page for additional application requirements.

If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program. Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.