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Program at a Glance

Online Master’s
Engineering and Computer Science

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Best Engineering University 2023
Most Innovative University 2022

Advance the development and execution of engineering systems used globally.

All engineers understand the importance of creating and utilizing effective and efficient systems that are designed to meet a specific set of needs and goals. Because of this, systems engineers play a pivotal role in the advancement of how systems function, working with all facets of a system, from hardware to facilities, personnel to procedures. Take your engineering, systems and management training to a new level by advancing your engineering career with your online masters in systems engineering through UCF Online.

This online engineering degree is designed for those with a variety of engineering backgrounds and this program challenges traditional engineers to re-engage their knowledge of the key drivers for the work they do. Gain a deeper understanding of the human, financial, software and systems-integration skills necessary to make project teams more productive, improve system and service quality and promote the advancement of high technology for complex systems.

According to U.S. News & World Report, UCF’s College of Engineering ranks among the top 100 best engineering schools in the nation. Through UCF Online, students graduate with enhanced decision-making and problem-solving abilities that address the growing needs for tackling the complex and global issues that engineers face. Get started with your systems engineering degree and set yourself apart as a leader in this fundamental industry.

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Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs.
No GRE Required.

Application Deadlines


July 1


December 1

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Course Requirements

In order to earn your MSSE in Systems Engineering, you’ll need to complete 30 credit hours of graduate course work.

Number of Core Classes

Students in the Systems Engineering MSSE will complete 12 credits of core courses, 9 credits in concentration courses, and 9 credits in systems engineering electives.

Courses You’ll Take Include

Explore and analyze the processes and fundamentals of system architecting to include software such as SySML, modeling system, requirements, structure and behavior.

Commence in a critical examination of the phenomenon of simulation based life cycle engineering through case studies which illustrate infrastructure and organization change necessary to gain operational and strategic advantage.

Systems Thinking in Engineering

Master using system thinking in order to properly define, conceive, develop and articulate complex systems and explore 2nd and 3rd order effects of their behavior.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Properly define, conceive, develop and articulate complex systems.
  • Translating a specific design into an organizational or physical reality in the most effective manner.
  • Collect requirements, architect, and integrate human, software and hardware elements of modern systems.
Explore the full course list within the program brochure.

Career Opportunities

This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program, combined with your professional experience, will enable you to grow within your field.


Annual Job Openings


Job Growth In The Systems Engineer field between 2020 and 2030


Median Salary for the Systems Engineering field nationwide

Source: Emsi Burning Glass –

Job Titles

  • Consumer Insights Manager
  • Global Engineering Manager
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Systems Safety Engineer

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Why UCF Online?

With over 25 years of experience in online teaching and learning, UCF Online offers students an innovative approach to education. Our degrees are accessible, convenient and designed with working professionals in mind so you can receive a quality education on your terms.

Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way. Connect with a coach now.

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