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Certificate in Systems Engineering


Certificate in Systems Engineering (SE)

Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (GSEAS)

Program Length: 1 Year

Starts: Quarterly

Curriculum #282

 Program Overview

Systems Engineering is a disciplined approach to finding the right solution to the right problem: on-time, on-budget, supportable, and with minimal risk. 

The Certificate Program consists of four, fully-accredited courses delivered entirely on-line over a one-year period. The course content and projects will challenge the student academically and address current problems of interest to the Department of Defense. The courses are paced week-to-week by the instructors, but the students have great flexibility to do their coursework at times of their choosing during each week.

Interested in leading transformation in the military by helping to design and improve the systems of the future? Skills learned in this program will deepen your understanding of how the Navy builds and fights large systems.  They also help you to be a better problem solver, and those skills are useful in any assignment.

The following distance learning delivery method(s) may be used for this program:

 Program Announcements

Open enrollment starting every quarter.


  • SE3100 - Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • SE3302 - Systems Suitability
  • SE3303 - Systems Assessment
  • SI3400 - Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

 Eligibility and Prerequisites

The following are eligible for this program:

  • US Military Officers*
  • US Government Civilians (GS)
  • Enlisted Personnel
  • International Students**

*Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 1 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the Certificate in Systems Engineering (SE) program.

**International Students: Ensure that you read and understand the eligibility requirements and application process.


  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • GPA of 2.2 or better*
  • Calculus with C or better*

* Waivers may be considered


$2250 per student/course.

Please refer to the tuition page regarding general information on tuition for DL programs. You may also contact the tuition-collection POC for this program directly:

 Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Director at

For general questions about CED3 supported programs, please email the CED3 Student Coordinator at

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