Develop the capabilities required to apply current tools and approaches to solve complex systems engineering problems in a variety of application domains. This interdisciplinary engineering certificate program is focused on the push for innovation, assessing and managing risks and striking the best balance among competing objectives.

Systems engineers provide value to communities and society at large by leading interdisciplinary engineering analysis, design and deployment of a system to ensure that it efficiently satisfies stakeholder needs, fulfills its intended operation and has a long and useful operating life.

Flexible, affordable graduate certificates

We recognize the importance for flexibility of a graduate certificate. That’s why we are offering students the opportunity to take courses part-time or full-time. 

The Dean of the Opus College of Engineering is offering a tuition credits to support engineers completing the certificates.  Students completing the first 6 credits in a certificate will have the opportunity for tuition discount to complete a 12 credit certificate for the price of 10 credits.  For more information, please speak with our Admissions Specialist.

 

  


 

12

Credit Hours

12

Months to Complete*

online program delivery

      Online and On-Campus  

 

 *12-18 months to complete, based on a student's individualized plan  


 

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Topic Areas

This certificate is designed to allow students to supplement the domain-neutral systems engineering courses with 1-2 technical courses that expand the depth of knowledge in a particular application domain. Topics include:  

  • Medical imaging physics 
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Traffic operations analysis and design 
  • Sensor devices  
  • Industrial robotics 

Additional Program Highlights

Flexible course of study

Students can achieve their professional goals with great autonomy by selecting courses that help them achieve their goals.  

Industry focused

The certificate graduate program creates the opportunity to provide the skills that future engineers will need. Students will also be able to apply the in-depth coursework directly and immediately to their current position.  

Study with expert faculty 

Students work closely with Marquette faculty, who are experts with extensive industry experience and teach students how to become an "Ignation Engineer" and develop a skillset with the technical expertise and a reflective mindset to recognize the impact on the world. Meet the faculty>>

Learn from industry experts

Industry experts will participate in this certificate program through workshops and guest lectures, allowing students to learn and apply their skills based on their expertise.

Expanding depth and breadth of knowledge

The program allows engineers from a variety of disciplines to expand their depth of knowledge in systems engineering, while also allowing the opportunity to develop essential skills around leadership, communication and business fundamentals that will help them to succeed as they continue to advance in their professional careers.  

View the Course Work

Total Credit Hours 12

Required Courses:
Systems Engineering Principles and Practice
Engineering Risk Analysis

Elective Courses

Choose two from the following:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation Design
  • Image Processing for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Systems Physiology
  • Engineering Decisions Under Uncertainty
  • Traffic Characteristics and Design
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Computer Security
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
  • Sensor Devices: Theory, Design, and Applications
  • Software Testing
  • Introduction to Algorithms
  • Introduction to Intelligent Systems
  • Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Design
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Physical Systems Modeling
  • Experimental Design
  • Human Factors Engineering

Other courses as approved by the Certificate Faculty Sponsor and the associate dean for academic affairs in the Opus College of Engineering.

Learning Outcomes

Upon certification completion, students will be able to:

  • Analyze complex systems engineering problems.  As the complexity of systems continue to increase and new technologies emerge, systems engineers are challenged to maintain and enforce a holistic view of the solution – including regulatory, sustainability, safety, reliability, maintainability, social and economic perspectives.  
  • Communicate and effectively explain systems engineering problems and proposed solutions to a wide range of stakeholders (I.e. professional engineers, corporate decision makers, government regulators, etc.).  
  • Integrate advanced systems engineering concepts, modern engineering tools, and best practices to recommend technologically appropriate and responsible solutions.  
  • Reflect on the purposeful and meaningful contribution of each course to achieve the professional growth desired through the certificate.  

Apply Your Knowledge

Graduates of the Systems Engineering certificate program are likely to find positions in a wide range of industries including:

  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Defense

 

Take the next step towards your future

 

  • Request Information
  • Application Details
  • Meet the Faculty

Ready to learn more about Marquette's systems engineering graduate certificate program? Reach out directly to our program recruiter or fill out the form below (all fields required) and we will respond to you shortly. 

Graduate Program Recruiter

Tim Carter

phone: (414) 288-7139

email: timothy.carter@marquette.edu


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Application Deadline

This program has rolling admission, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:

  • Fall term admissions- August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
  • Spring term admissions- December 15 (October 15 for international applicants)

These are the dates your application must be complete and all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.

Priority consideration is given to applicants who apply by February 15.

Merit-Based Financial Aid Deadlines

Applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the following merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School:

  • Fall (August) Term: February 15
  • Spring (January) Term: November 15
  • Summer (May) Term: April 15

Application Requirements

Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.

  • A completed application form and fee online.
  • Copies of all college/university transcripts except those from Marquette.1
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's suitability for completing graduate-level course work: one from a professor familiar with the student's academic achievement and one from a work supervisor (engineer) or another professor. Waived if the applicant's GPA is 3.000 or above.
  • Statement of purpose, describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and career goals.
  • (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

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Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

Dana Cook, MS

Dana CookDana Cook (MS, Johns Hopkins) has over 13 years of experience in the medical device industry and holds 4 design patents.  Her corporate experience includes Welch Allyn, ZOLL, Siemens Healthineers, and GE Healthcare.

 

 

 


 

Noelle Brigham, P.E.

Noelle BrigmanNoelle Brigham, P.E., ENV SP (MS, Marquette University) has over 20 years of global experience as a registered Professional Engineer in the Consumer Products and Consulting Industries.  Her expertise includes air pollution control, industrial ecology, and sustainability with S.C. Johnson, MWH Americas (Stantec), and CH2M Hill (Jacobs).

 


 


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