Space Systems Master's

Program Director
Robert Cloutier

Our graduate-studies program has been developed and refined over the past five years.  Indeed, some of our courses have been honed over at least a decade of teaching students in NASA, DoD, and Industry.  We understand the world of busy professionals, and have tailored our curriculum and delivery methods to bring them the maximum learning benefit with the least disruption to their careers and lives.  Our four-course Graduate Certificate in Space Systems Engineering offers a solid, hands-on introduction to the field.  The knowledge and experience gained in taking the Certificate enables most students to immediately return significant value to their employers’ projects. The Certificate also forms the core classes of our two Masters degrees:  the Master of Engineering in Space Systems Engineering, and the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering with a Concentration in Space.   

Many students begin with the Certificate and continue into the Masters—and even to the PhD in Systems Engineering. The Master's program consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 credits.  Students wishing to enroll in the Space Systems program must have an undergraduate degree in an engineering or science discipline.  The program has six core courses.  

*SYS605 is a substitute for SYS633. You can view more about the potential Space Systems Concentrations HERE 

Core Courses
Course #Course NameInstructor (s)Semester
EM612 or ME636/IPD612Project Management of Complex SystemsDouglas Fain, John Mikruk, MaryAnne Rizk, Stas TarchalskiFall-2015, Spring I-2015
SYS/CPE625Fundamentals of Systems EngineeringKristin Giammarco, Leslie Stevens, Peter McQuade, Richard ArraFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS605Systems IntegrationJames Armstrong, Leslie Stevens, William MillerFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS632Designing Space Missions and SystemsJerry Sellers, Michael DeLorenzo, Peter Swan, Peter Wirt, Randy LieferFall-2015
SYS650System Architecture and DesignAnthony Barrese, Edward Wojciechowski, Kristin Giammarco, Peter McQuade, William MillerFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS800Special Problems in Systems EngineeringMichael PennottiTBA

Concentration and Elective Courses
Course #Course NameInstructor (s)Semester
SYS635Human SpaceflightJerry Sellers, Jim Voss, Michael DeLorenzo, Randy LieferSpring I-2015
SYS636Space Launch and Transportation SystemsTBATBA
SYS637Cost-Effective Space Mission OperationsJerry Sellers, Michael DeLorenzoSpring I-2015
SYS638Crew Exploration Vehicle DesignJerry SellersSummer A-2105
SYS645Design for Reliability, Maintainability, and SupportabilityWilliam RobinsonSpring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS660Decision and Risk AnalysisEarl Sprague, James WhalenFall-2015, Spring I-2015, Summer A-2015
SYS900Thesis in Systems EngineeringTBATBA


General Information
Credits 3 Credits Per Course/10 Courses for Master's
Tuition per credit

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A Master's degree from Stevens' School of Systems and Enterprises available online.  Co-sponsored by AACEI, ACM, AIChEIEEE, NECA, NSPE, and SNAME.

If you're a professional with a bachelor's degree, you can earn a masters degree in an outstanding Systems Engineering program delivered by the same superior faculty who teach in conventional settings. You receive the finest professional education using rich Internet features -- threaded discussions, chat, bulletin boards, e-mail, file sharing, whiteboards, and workgroups for in-depth participation. You also have online library privileges, with instant search and retrieval of important databases. Courses are taught using the most widely adopted distance learning web system.


The course made me think about myself and how I interact with others. It puts things in perspective that I otherwise would not see."
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