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The Maryland systems engineering difference

What sets Maryland systems engineering education apart?

  • A systems perspective and the ability to apply powerful model-based design and analysis methodologies to complex systems and services.
  • Exposure to:
    • essential systems engineering principles
    • software tools for modeling and optimization
    • decision and risk analysis
    • stochastic analysis
    • human factors engineering
  • Analysis of financial and management issues associated with complex engineering systems and services
  • Specialization in a particular application area
  • Research leadership opportunities and mentoring from world-renowned, multidisciplinary systems researchers with the prospect of publishing or presenting the results
  • Training in systems engineering methodologies and sophisticated mathematical, computational and software tools for end-to-end development of engineering applications and problem solving, including
    • Models and simulations of complex engineering systems
    • Algorithms and processes in system architecture development
    • Systems design using multi-objective trade-off analysis and optimization
    • Case studies and application to important, real-world industry and government problems
  • A balanced program of engineering, business and management processes, human and other constraining factors, public policy and law.
MSSE Director John E. MacCarthy talks about some of the important components in the program.


Contact the Director of the Systems Engineering Education Program
Dr. John MacCarthy
Director, Systems Engineering Education Program
Institute for Systems Research
2175 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742