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Why ODU for Systems Engineering?

Systems engineering teaches the realization, deployment, and maintenance of successful system solutions to complex problems.

Old Dominion University's online systems engineering master's program builds upon your professional technical background as an engineer. It will provide in-depth, real-world practitioner expertise in engineering complex system solutions management. Our program takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing, deploying, and maintaining successful system solutions.

This rigorous educational experience will also help develop your skills in addressing complex problems for both government and commercial systems.

When you graduate, you will earn a Master of Engineering, Engineering - Systems Engineering.

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Ranked #45

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, 2021
U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #7

Most Affordable Online Master's in Systems Engineering, 2020
- OnlineU.org

Required Courses

  • 31 credit hours

This online master's program requires six core courses in systems engineering, four elective engineering courses, and one capstone course.

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

When you complete this master's program, 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

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$551 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Licensure Disclosure

This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.

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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 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, you should have mathematics coursework through the level of integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and calculus-based probability and statistics. See application details from the department.

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.