MS in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Students in the MS Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering degree program may choose to pursue the thesis or non-thesis option in the program. As a general guideline, students who do not wish to pursue a PhD program should enroll in the non-thesis option; students who plan to pursue a PhD must complete the thesis option. Students pursuing the thesis option will complete 28 hours of coursework and 4 hours of thesis research, for a total of 32 hours. Students pursuing the non-thesis option will complete 28 hours of coursework and 8 hours of project design, for a total of 36 hours.

Thesis Option

  • SE 599 Thesis Research (min-max applied toward the degree)—4 hours
  • SE 590 Seminar (registration for 0 hours every term while in residence)—0 hours
  • SE courses at the 500-level—12 hours
  • Elective courses – chosen in consultation with advisor—16 hours
    (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)

  • Total Hours—32

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • For the thesis option, a maximum of 4 hours of SE 597 (or other approved independent study) may be applied toward the elective course work requirement. This course does not count toward the SE 500-level requirement.
  • 4 hours of the elective courses must be from a College of Engineering department, including ABE and CHBE.
  • A maximum of 4 CR-graded credit hours in non-SE courses may be applied toward the degree.

Minimum program GPA: 3.25

Non-Thesis Option

  • SE 590 Seminar (registration for 0 hours every term while in residence)—0 hours
  • SE 594 Project Design—8 hours
  • SE courses at the 500-level—12 hours
  • Elective courses – chosen in consultation with advisor—16 hours
    (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)

  • Total Hours—36

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • 4 hours of the elective courses must be from a College of Engineering department, including ABE and CHBE.
  • A maximum of 4 CR-graded credit hours in non-SE courses may be applied toward the degree.

Minimum program GPA: 3.25