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ISR graduate education in systems engineering and robotics

The Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and its partner departments and offices within the A. James Clark School of Engineering offer an array of graduate and undergraduate programs in systems engineering and robotics, as well as professional development courses that address the needs of industry, government and academia.

Systems engineering

Systems engineering graduate programs

At the graduate level we offer a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE), a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering (MEngSE), and a Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering (GCSE). | Learn more |

Combined undergraduate/graduate program

ISR participates in the Clark School's five-year combined B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE). | Learn more |

Systems engineering capstone course 489P

At the undergraduate level, ISR offers a capstone course in which senior engineering students work in multi-discipline teams to design a system of interest using the principles of Model-Based Systems Engineering. | Learn more |

Professional development programs

ISR offers professional development courses in systems engineering-related topics. | Learn more |

Collaboration with industry and government

ISR is committed to providing systems engineering-related research and work force development, and to collaborating with industry and government to best meet their needs.  | Learn more |

Questions? Contact Dr. John MacCarthy, director of ISR's systems engineering education program, at 301.405.4419 or


The Office of Advanced Engineering Education (OAEE), in collaboration with the Maryland Robotics Center, offers both a degree and a certificate in robotics.

Master of Engineering in Robotics (MEngR)

The Master of Engineering in Robotics program requires successful completion of 10 approved courses (30 credits total). This is a professional degree; a thesis is not required.

Graduate Certificate in Engineering, Robotics (GCR)

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Robotics program requires completion of four approved courses (12 credits total).

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John MacCarthy
Director, Systems Engineering Education Program
The Institute for Systems Research
2175 A.V. Williams Building
Phone: 301.405.4419

Information about the Director of the Systems Engineering Education Program