MS, Systems Engineering and Management * (JSOM)


Systems engineering and management (SEM) is an essential ingredient in today’s high-tech industries. There is a growing need for engineering and management training in complex systems that have many interdependent parts and significant organizational and/or societal impact. Increasingly, business requires that engineers be trained to be good managers and leaders. Likewise, business managers need a better understanding of technology and how to run large, multifaceted engineering projects.

As a joint program between the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management, SEM features both technical and human-centered courses. The curriculum provides knowledge and skills to design, develop and manage complex projects requiring wide-ranging scientific and business competencies.

The program offers flexibility in its concentrations and in its format. Students can choose between a master’s degree earned the traditional way, during regular weekday classes, or one earned in an executive format, during classes on Fridays and Saturdays. A certificate in systems engineering or in systems management is yet another option for those seeking advanced training.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Systems Engineering and Management * (JSOM)

Catalog page: MS

Other program information:

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

Executive Education Program: MS

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

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

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A BS in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics or finance from an accredited program (specifically, programs that provide adequate fundamental skills in mathematics)

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

Applicants must submit at least three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Dr. Rajiv Shah
JSOM Advising Office
Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas, SM 20
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JSOM 2.250

Possible Careers

Manager/Director of Systems Engineering and Management; Chief Technology Officer (CTO); Chief Strategy Officer; Chief Information Officer (CIO); Chief Security Officer; Vice President of Research and Development; Vice President of Systems Engineering; Vice President of Engineering; Director of Systems Engineering; Manager of Systems Engineering; Systems Program Manager and Systems Project Manager.

Salary Information

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