Systems Engineering and Management Systems Engineering and Management

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science & Naveen Jindal School of Management

SEM Concentrations

In addition to completing eight SYSM courses, interested students take four courses listed within a specified concentration area shown below; note that some concentration areas have required courses. Because it is possible to “customize” a concentration area, a student may substitute courses within the concentration areas listed below (with prior approval), or may construct an entirely different concentration area (consisting of four graduate courses) provided that the focus is systems-related (prior approval must be obtained before courses are taken).

UTD SEM program concentrations
Concentration Description
Aerospace and Defense Systems
  • SYSM 6336 Earned Value Management Systems
  • MAS 6373 Performance based Logistics in Defense
  • MAS 6374 Lean Six Sigma in Defense
  • MAS 6375 Defense Supply Chain Risk Management
  • MAS 6376 Contract Management for Defense
Business and Data Analytics
  • SYSM 6335 Organizing for Business Analytics: A Systems Approach
  • OPRE 6398 Prescriptive Analytics
  • MIS 6324 Business Analytics with SAS or BUAN 6357 Business Analytics with R
  • MKT 6337 Marketing Predictive Analytics
  • MIS 6334 Advanced Business Analytics with SAS or BUAN 6357 Advanced Business Analytics with R
  • OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics
  • MIS 6380 Data Visualization
  • MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing
Control and Mechatronic Systems
  • SYSM 6305 Optimization
  • SYSM 6307 Linear Systems (required)
  • SYSM 6306 Modeling Simulation
  • SYSE 6324/MECH 6313 Nonlinear Systems
  • MECH 6324/BMEN 6324 Robot Control
  • SYSE 6322/MECH 6316 Digital Control of Automotive Powertrains
  • EESC 6360 Digital Signal Processing I
  • EESC 6349 Probability, Random Variables and Statistics
Cybersecurity and Information Assurance 
  • MIS 6330 Information Technolog Security (required)
  • CS 6324 Information Security
  • CS 6348 Data and Application Security
  • CS 6319 Network Security
  • MIS 6337 Information Technology Audit and Risk Management
  • MIS 6363 Cloud Computing
  • ACCT 6380 Internal Audit
  • MIS 6333 Digital Forensics and Incident IT Management
Energy and Infrastructure Systems
  • MECH 5370 Introduction to Wind Energy
  • EEPE 6354 Power Electronics
  • EEPE 6359 Renewable Energy Systems
  • EEPE 6357 Control, Modeling & Simulation in Power Electronics
  • OPRE 6389 Managing Energy: Risk, Investment, Technology
  • MECO 6318 Energy Economics
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • SYSM 6315 Entrepreneurial Experience
  • SYSM 6316 Managing Innovation Within the Corporation
  • SYSM 6332 Technology and New Product Development
  • ENTP 6370 Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • ENTP 6390 Business Model Innovation
Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • OPRE 6364 Quality Control (Lean Six Sigma)
  • OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management)
  • OPRE 6369 Supply Chain Software (SAP SCM)
  • OPRE 6370 Logistics and Distribution
  • OPRE 6371 Purchasing and Sourcing Management
  • OPRE 6391 Retail Operations
  • OPRE 6378 Supply Chain Strategy
Healthcare Systems
  • HMGT 6320 American Healthcare System
  • HMGT 6321 Strategic Management of Healthcare Organization
  • HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics
  • HMGT 6330 Healthcare Law, Policy and Regulation
  • HMGT 6331 Healthcare Economics
  • HMGT 6332 Quality Improvement in HC – 6 Sigma and Beyond
Optimization Theory and Operations Research 
  • SYSM 6305 Optimization Theory and Practice
  • OPRE 6340 Flexible Manufacturing Strategies
  • OPRE 7310 Probability and Stocastic Processes
  • OPRE 7320 Optimal Control Theory and Applications
Telecom, IT and Multimedia Networks
  • CS 6390 Advanced Computer Networks
  • EESC 6349 Probability, Random Variables and Statistics
  • EESC 6340 Introduction to Telecommunication Networks
  • EESC 6352 Digital Communication Systems
  • EEOP 6310 Optical Communication Systems
  • MIS 6316 Data Communication
  • MIS 6363 Cloud Computing
Transportation Systems
  • SYSE 6322/MECH 6316 Digital Control of Automotive Powertrains
  • EEPE 6354 Power Electronics
  • EEPE 6357 Control, Modeling & Simulation in Power Electronics
  • EEPE 6356 Adjustable Speed Motor Drives
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