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Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering

Advance Your Engineering Career

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Program Quick Facts

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A One-Year Program

Take your engineering career to the next level in just one year.

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

A Systems Engineering Program for Working Professionals

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering program at NMSU Global Campus offers you an interdisciplinary approach to systems engineering.

Designed for working professionals who have undergraduate degrees in fields related to engineering, this 100% online program gives you the unique opportunity to integrate your existing career experience with advanced coursework.

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Career Pathways

NMSU Global Campus graduates with a certificate in Systems Engineering can pursue a variety of jobs in the engineering field:

  • Electronic Systems Engineer
  • Environmental Systems Engineer
  • Industrial Systems Engineer
  • Software Systems Engineer
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“I'm very proud to be a female engineer out there trying to make a difference in the world.”

Jessica G., Class of 2024

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering program at NMSU Global Campus provides advanced education in systems engineering to help you take your career to the next level. Our professors will support you throughout the program, fostering your career development with passion and patience.

In this flexible, affordable program, you’ll have the opportunity to analyze the research of our expert faculty, deepening your knowledge of systems engineering areas, and master the complete lifecycle of systems. You’ll also learn how to transform a set of customer needs, expectations, and constraints into either a productive system or a piece of a system-of-systems.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 12 credits
Program Length: 1 year
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College of Engineering Technology Fee: $145 per student per semester
College: Engineering
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The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering is a 12-credit certificate. It’s designed for technical professionals who have an undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a related field. The program is offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.

To complete the certificate program, you must be admitted to the Graduate School as a certificate student. If you are considering pursuing a degree in electrical or industrial engineering, you should contact that department for admissions requirements and advising.

Sample Courses Credits
IE 537: Large Scale Systems Engineering 3
IE 590: Selected Topics (Systems Engineering) 3
IE 533: Linear Programming 3
IE 525: Systems Synthesis and Design 3
IE 515: Stochastic Processes Modeling 3
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Other courses may be substituted by the approval of your advisor and the program director.

A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA is required for award of the Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.