Master of Science
Expand your professional knowledge and skills in systems engineering to prepare for roles in a variety of fields, including communication, health care, transportation and manufacturing.
The Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) department at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering. It now offers the Master of Science in Systems Engineering fully online to provide new opportunities for working professionals.
Systems engineering is concerned with the design, modeling and analysis of technological systems that employ people and machines, software and hardware, and material and energy for diverse purposes such as communication, health care, transportation or manufacturing.
The SIE department was founded on the premise that if complex systems are to do what is intended without unwanted side effects, they must be designed not only with imagination and technical skill, but also with rigorous attention to the design process itself and to the interactions between system components, with other systems and with society. Consequently, the curriculum provides students with design viewpoints and methodologies that emphasize system integration, and with subject matter and tools for modeling and analysis of large, complex systems, e.g., probability and statistics, system theory, decision analysis, and simulation.