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Graduate Certificate Programs
Model Based Systems Engineering
Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Recent advances in technology demands and the increased level of interconnectivity achieved through Internet and broadband communication technology is leading 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 acquire necessary skills for simulating the designed systems
All courses have local and distance components
- 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
Please check the semester wise Schedule of Classes for a current listing of the courses available for distance students.
Sys Eng 6541: Distributed Systems Modeling
This course will discuss issues related to distributed systems architecting, modeling, analysis and representation, with specific focus on discrete-part manufacturing domain. Distributed modeling techniques and other model decomposition methods using simulation modeling and scalability issues will also be addressed.
Sys Eng 6542: Model Based Systems Engineering
Provides the student with understanding of the use of models to represent systems and validate system architectures. The student will gain proficiency in using a systems modeling language and shifting systems engineering from a document centric to a model centric paradigm. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. (Co-listed with COMP SCI 6102)
Sys Eng 6239: Smart Engineering Systems Design
This course covers the tools, techniques and methods used in developing Flexible Intelligent Learning Architectures for system of systems (SoS) and cyber physical systems (CPS) through evolutionary approach. Meta-architecture generation algorithms, SoS and CPS architecture evaluation methods, executable architectures, many meta-architecture objectives trade.
Eng Mgt 5411: Engineering Design Optimization
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of optimal design as an element of the engineering design process. The use of optimization as a tool in the various stages of product realization and management of engineering and manufacturing activities is stressed. The course stresses the application of nonlinear programming methods.
*Curriculum is subject to change. Please contact the department for up-to-date information on courses. Other courses approved by the department may be substituted for any of the above listed courses on a case-by-case basis. The administrative coordinators must approve the substitution prior to enrolling in the course.
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 systems engineering. 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
- 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
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the department.
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Students applying for a business project management graduate certificate will need the following:
- Completed Application
- $55 One-time Application Fee
- Statement of Purpose
Complete the Online Application. When you start your application select "Graduate Online/Distance" and then select which certificate you are applying for. Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application.
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. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2015-16 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016)
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).
*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.
All courses are offered through distance education in a short condensed format, typically 5-8 weeks in length, over the internet, via live streaming video; collaborative learning software includes WebEx and Blackboard; classes are archived online for review and easy access.
Course Management Software: Blackboard.
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