Graduate Certificate in Model Based Systems Engineering

Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

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Program Description:

Recent advances in information technology and the increased level of interconnectivity achieved through Internet and broadband communication technology has led to systems that are  increasingly complex. To manage this complexity, computational modeling and data resources  have become nearly ubiquitous in Systems Engineering, driving the profession from a document-centric paradigm to a model-centric one. Model Based Systems Engineering provides the means to construct models that capture system structure, behavior, and requirements and maintain consistency of these models automatically between collaborating engineers. These models can then be used in tandem with engineering and mathematics tools to quickly gain insight into the overall system performance over the entire lifecycle before a system component is ever made.

This graduate certificate program provides practicing engineers the opportunity to develop the necessary skills in the use of current modeling techniques to develop and simulate complex, multi-disciplinary engineering systems. In addition, engineers will learn methods to automate data acquisition for system development, establish rules for reusability of model resources, and necessary modern techniques for simulating the designed systems.

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Admission Requirements:

This program is designed to appeal to working professionals. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit can be counted in the M.S. degree once accepted into the M.S. degree. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses taken, they can apply to the M.S. program in engineering management. The certificate program may be followed by six additional 3 credit courses to complete the M.S. degree. The certificate program is open to all persons holding a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in engineering or a physical science and who have a minimum of 12-months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

Admission Standards

  • B.S. in engineering or a physical science
  • Undergraduate courses:  Calculus Series (I, II, III), Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics or Chemistry, Engineering Economy
  • GPA: Regular status:  2.75 cumulative
  • TOEFL:  All international applicants must submit a current TOEFL score, regardless of prior academic experience or place of study
  • Regular status: 580/237/92

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses as given below. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.

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Curriculum

  Required:

  • Sys Eng 6541 Distributed Systems Modeling
  • Sys Eng 6542 Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Sys Eng 6239 Smart Engineering System Design
  • Eng Mgt 5411 Engineering Design Optimization

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Course Descriptions:

 Course description can be found in the catalog at catalog.mst.edu/graduate.

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Graduate Degrees:

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Systems Engineering (MS)

(Applicants must indicate which program they wish to use the certificate as a gateway for when initially applying for the certificate).

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program.

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