At a Glance
Average Completion Time
- 3 years (Master’s part-time)
- 1 year (Certificate part-time)
- 30 (Master’s)
- 12 (Certificate)
Tuition & Fees
- MD & Regional Resident: $799 per credit
- Non-Resident: $1,272 per credit
Why Systems Engineering?
Systems Engineers are intimately involved in the entire project lifecycle. They oversee projects from early conceptual development to the establishment of system goals and objectives, system architecture definition, the specification of functional and performance requirements, modeling and simulation, all the way through to final production and operation.
Systems Engineers are the primary liaison between management, customers, suppliers, and the technical development team. They play a critical role in the development of complex systems and commercially viable products.
Given their ability to apply systems thinking to projects of all kinds, Systems Engineers are always in high demand across industries and environments, including:
- Medical devices
- Air traffic control and landing systems
- Wearable electronics and computing
- Healthcare information systems
- Defense systems
- UMBC’s Systems Engineering graduate programs are taught by the region’s top systems engineers from leading contractors. The programs are overseen by a board of faculty and industry leaders
- UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (High Research Activity).
- For six years running (2009-2014), UMBC ranked #1 in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of “national up-and-coming” universities.
- Classes are conveniently offered in the evening on UMBC’s main campus, located just five minutes from BWI Airport, with easy access to I-95 and the 695 Beltway
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