Systems Engineering - Graduate Certificate

Program Availability

This distance education program is available to working professionals who have undergraduate degrees in engineering, engineering technology, and related fields. It is also an option for persons with graduate degrees who seek career renewal. Systems engineering provides a unique opportunity for working professionals to integrate their work experience with advanced coursework.

Program Objectives

The objectives of this program are:

  • To provide technical professionals an opportunity to advance their careers through advanced education in systems engineering.
  • To develop and improve relationships with the College of Engineering's constituencies by offering a program that addresses a known need for professional graduate-level development.
  • To provide an opportunity for non-traditional students to consider advancing their education in areas that will foster their career development.
  • To enable program students to become aware of current faculty research in systems engineering areas.


A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in four courses as described below will be required for award of the Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate Program.

Admission to the NMSU Graduate School

Students must apply and be admitted to NMSU as a non-degree student to take classes. For more information, contact:

NMSU Graduate School
Box 30001, MSC 3G
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(575) 646-2736

To complete the Certificate Program, students must be admitted to the Graduate School as certificate students. If you are considering pursuing a degree in electrical or industrial engineering, you should contact that department for admissions
requirements and advising.

Academic Content

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses6
Large Scale Systems Engineering3
Selected Topics (Systems Engineering)3
Electives (six credits from the following):6
Track 1- Modeling, Simulation & Decisions
Selected Topics1-3
Linear Programming3
Discrete Optimization3
Characterizing Time-Dependent Engineering Data3
Design and Implementation of Discrete-Event Simulation3
Track 2 - Applications
Space System Mission Design and Analysis3
Systems Synthesis and Design3
Selected Topics1-9
Track 3 - Systems Analysis
Stochastic Processes Modeling3
Queuing Systems3
Advanced Quality Control3
Total Credits12

Other courses may be substituted by the approval of your advisor and the program director.