MS, Systems Engineering and Management * (ECS)


The master of science in systems engineering and management degree program, a joint program between the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management, features both technical and human-centered courses. The curriculum provides students knowledge and skills to design, develop and manage complex projects requiring wide-ranging scientific and business competencies. The typical student in the program is a high performer with at least a bachelor’s in engineering, math, physics, chemistry, economics or finance. Target industries for the program include aerospace, defense and space systems, transportation systems, information and communications technology systems, information assurance and cybersecurity systems, health care systems; energy, environment and infrastructure systems; complex biological systems; and macro-economic and financial systems.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Systems Engineering and Management * (ECS)

Catalog page: MS

Other program information:

*Program offered jointly by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Management.

Undergraduate Transcripts: Yes

Undergraduate Degrees: Physics, chemistry, math, engineering, economics, finance, etc. preferred to ensure adequate math background

Relevant Work Experience: 3 years or more desired for those seeking the Executive Education MS

Certificates: Certificate in Systems Engineering and Certificate in Systems Management, both located on a combined webpage.

MS in Systems Engineering and Management * (ECS) Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics or finance from an accredited program (specifically, programs that provide adequate fundamental skills in mathematics)

Test score required: Yes

GRE and/or GMAT scores, as appropriate.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Resume required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Brenda Rains
800 W. Campbell Road EC39
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: ECS3.903

Possible Careers

Manager/Director of systems engineering and management

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.