Online Program Overview
Have an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or a related field, and want to integrate that knowledge with other elements of engineering and operations to be able to visualize the big picture and bring it to life? The MS in Systems Engineering offered exclusively online is designed for students with such ambitions, and focuses on how complex engineering projects should be managed, designed, and operated.
Whereas other engineering degrees build competency in independent facets of engineering, systems engineering involves the organization and integration of those individual parts into a coherent, efficiently functioning system.
An individual with a mastery of systems engineering may be employed in one of an array of intriguing positions within the government or private sector: being part of an integrated product team, overseeing the design of cutting-edge aircraft, developing a communications satellite, running simulations on operational concepts for a product release, or playing an integral role in one of many other engineering endeavors. The role of a systems engineer is truly paramount to the success of an engineering project.
I have taken 2 online courses with CVN and it was well worth the effort. The courses were challenging and very interesting; definitely worth the money. Now, I am studying for the GRE so I can enroll in a degree program.
Degree required for admission: Students admitted to the program must possess a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, mathematics, statistics, or other related fields from an accredited academic institution. Applicants should have a strong undergraduate record to be competitive for admission.
GRE requirements: General test required
Other application requirements: 3 recommendation letters, transcripts, resume, and a personal-professional statement are required. TOEFL test scores are required of all students who received their bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official and spoken language. All application requirements in the Graduate Application must be completed as specified in the application.
Students must complete all required courses for a total of 30 graduate points of academic work via CVN with an academic average of 2.5 or better. All degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of the beginning of the first course credited toward the degree.
Core Courses (12 points)
The core courses provide a student with a foundation in the fundamentals of Systems Engineering. The core courses contribute 12 points of graduate credit toward the degree. Students must complete all four classes:
- IEOR E4520: Applied Systems Engineering
- IEOR E4571: Systems Engineering: Tools and Methods
- IEOR E4004: Optimization Models and Methods
- IEOR E4106: Stochastic Models
Students are suggested to take either one or two courses during their first four semesters. Students should take one core course per term. Students who wish to take additional courses, these courses would be drawn from the elective menus below.
Elective Courses (18 points)
In addition to the required core courses, students must select six elective courses, four or five from Group I and one or two from Group II, for a total of 18 points of graduate credit. Please note that elective courses can be mixed and matched from the various menus below upon consultation with the program advisor.
Group I: Choose four or five courses
Infrastructure and Sustainability Electives
- APPH E4130: Physics of Solar Energy
- CHAP E4120: Statistical Mechanics
- CIEE E4252: Environmental Engineering
- CIEN E4111: Uncertainty and Risk in Infrastructure Systems
- CIEN E4129: Managing Engineering and Construction Processes
- CIEN E4130: Design of Construction Systems
- CIEN E4210: Forensic Structural Engineering
- CIEN E6131: Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems
- EAEE E4150: Air Pollution Prevention and Control
- EAEE E4160: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
- EAEE E4190: Photovoltaic Systems Engineering and Sustainability
- EAEE E6212: Carbon Sequestration
- ECIA W4100: Management and Development of Water Systems
- EAIA W4200: Alternative Energy Resources
- ENME E4202: Advanced Mechanics
Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Systems Electives
- COMS W4111: Database Systems
- COMS W4118: Operating Systems
- COMS W4180: Network Security
- COMS W4187: Security Architecture and Engineering
- CSEE W4119: Computer Networks
- EEME E4601: Digital Control Systems
- ELEN E4702: Digital Communications
- ELEN E4810: Digital Signal Processing
- ELEN E4815: Random Signals and Noise
- IEME E4310: The Manufacturing Enterprise
- MECE E4431: Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control Systems
- MECE E4602: Introduction to Robotics
- MECE E4604: Modern Design for Manufacturability (also called 'Product Design for Manufacturability')
Biological Systems Electives
- BMCH E4810: Artificial Organs
- BMEN E4001: Quantitative Physiology I: Cells and Molecules
- BMEN E4300: Solid Biomechanics
- BMEN E4750: Sound and Hearing
- CBMF W4761: Computational Genomics
- CHEN E4750: The Genome and the Cell
- CHEN E4800: Protein Engineering
Group II: Choose one or two courses
- IEOR E4000: Operations Management
- IEOR E4001: Design & Management of Production & Service Systems
- IEOR E4003: Corporate Finance for Engineers
- IEOR E4210: Supply Chain Management
- IEOR E4404: Simulation
- IEOR E4405: Scheduling
- IEOR E4412: Quality Control and Management
- IEOR E4418: Transportation Analytics and Logistics
- IEOR E4510: Project Management of Complex Systems
- IEOR E4601: Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management
Tuition & Fees
2016 -2017 Tuition & Fees
Please note that all tuition and fees are in U.S. dollars and are estimated. Tuition and most fees are prescribed by statute, and are subject to change at the discretion of the Trustees.
CVN Credit Tuition: $1858 per point (Credit Hour)
CVN Fee: $395 non-refundable fee per course
Transcript Fee: $105 non-refundable one-time fee
CVN Audit Tuition: $834 per point (Credit Hour)
Graduate Admission Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee
CVN Fee: $395 non-refundable fee per course
Certification Program Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee
Late Registration Fee: $100 non-refundable fee
CVN Withdrawal Fee: $75, plus prorated tuition and all non-refundable fees
For example: A three credit course would be $5574 + transcript fee $105 (one-time) + CVN fee $395 = $6074
Payment should be mailed to:
Columbia Video Network
540 S.W. MUDD Building, MC4719
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
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