Welcome to Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering (SYSE) at Portland State University offers a distance learning masters program for working engineers and other professionals involved in the development and operation of complex products, processes, and services. Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach enables the realization of successful systems.

New to Systems Engineering?
Systems Engineering is the practice of creating the means of performing useful functions through the combination of two or more interacting elements.

Systems Engineering is very broad and can be applied a wide range of areas

From very general -- critical and systems thinking applied to high level decisions that involve human systems and system of systems

To specific technical areas in the development of products, processes, and services that involve hardware-software and consumer systems

What can the PSU Systems Engineering Program (SYSE) offer me?

  • An anywhere, anytime, distance-learning environment: All required SYSE courses and elective courses are available online. Despite the online nature of the program, students do not lose out on the valuable peer and professor interaction that graduate classes provide.

  • The opportunity to study under leading experts in the field: Instructors are recognized around the world in the field of Systems Engineering and have had many years experience at teaching online systems engineering courses.

  • The ability to develop your educational plan to fit your interests and goals: The PSU Systems Engineering program is available both to practicing professional who wish to pursue a masters in Systems Engineering and to those who wish to take specific courses to gain an understanding of a certain area of systems engineering.

New to PSU's systems engineering program?
Our program is undergoing major re organization. We are embarking on a cohort based student body, offering signifcant pedagogical advantages for the student and stability for the program. We have already identified specific groups of students with the same interests in systems engineering (a pre-determined group of cohorts). These groups have an employer or sponsor who supports them with earning our masters degree. We are still working on how we might help an individual student with a similar interest who is not part of these cohorts. An option is for an individual to form such a group, a minimum of 10, with aid of their employer or sponsor. At this time, we are not admitting individual students and cannot consider your application. Please contact the Director of the program with questions.

I am a member of a Pre-determined Group of Cohorts
Links to Your Cohorts' Sections All Under Construction
US Army
US Navy
Other Agency or Vendor

I am not a member of a Group, but would like to start one or join one
Contact the Director of the program

Who do I contact with questions?
Contact the Director, Herman Migliore: herm@cecs.pdx.edu.