Professional Masters of Engineering

Systems Engineering

When Almost all UVA CGEP courses are delivered in a real-time, interactive format. Our online learners take classes with their on-grounds student peers. That said, you always have the option of viewing classroom recordings at your convenience. Class days are generally Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays. Class times are generally in the afternoon and evening hours.
Average Time to Complete Most students will take a class or two at time and complete the degree in 3 to 5 years.

About the Program

UVA | Master’s | Online – Earn your professional Systems Engineering Masters of Engineering degree online from the University of Virginia – one of the top-ranked universities in the nation. We’ve been delivering accredited engineering courses to students electronically for over 30 years, making their dreams of professional advancement possible even while they maintain a demanding career.  It’s all about the flexibility!

Almost all CGEP courses are delivered in a real-time, interactive format, where learning occurs alongside on-grounds student peers. That said, you always have the option of viewing classroom recordings at your convenience. Work toward your degree or take a single class. You can even take classes toward your degree from one of our four partner institutions.

Courses & Requirements

32 credit hours | Course Checklist

Systems Engineering is concerned primarily with improving the processes of problem-solving and decision-making within the functions of forecasting, planning, design, development, testing, evaluation, control, operation, and management. Emphasis in the curriculum is placed on preparing individuals for careers concerned with the solution of significant large-scale interdisciplinary problems.

Students will learn the theoretical and methodological foundations for problem-solving and decision-making systems. Coursework will draw from mathematical systems theory, decision theory, control theory, economics, operations research, management science, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and human factors. Each student’s program is tailored to the particular needs and interests of the student through the selection of courses and the completion of a supervised project.

Cost & Financial Aid

UVa CGEP Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2016-2017):

In-State Tuition: $620/credit hour ($1860/3-credit course)

Out-of-State Tuition: $1019/credit hour ($3057/3-credit course)

Comprehensive Fee: $35/credit hour ($105/ 3-credit course)

(The in-state and out-of-state totals are $1,965 and $3,162, respectively, for each 3-credit course.)

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of the University of Virginia, you will have access to:

How to Apply

  1. Complete a School of Engineering Graduate Application to the degree program or submit a Permission to Enroll form to take a class as a non-degree seeking student.
  2. A complete application to the degree will include the online application form, CV/resume, test scores, official transcript(s), letters of recommendation, and an essay.

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