Master of Science in Systems Architecting and Engineering

The Master of Science in Systems Architecting and Engineering program (available both on-campus and online via DEN@Viterbi) is designed to provide graduate engineers and engineering managers with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for the conception and implementation of complex systems.

The emphasis is on the processes by which complex systems are conceived, planned, designed, built, tested and certified.

The systems engineering experience can be applied to defense, space, aircraft, communications, navigation, sensor, computer software, computer hardware, transportation and other aerospace and commercial systems activities.

Students may choose from a large variety of technical specializations spanning all departments in the Viterbi School of Engineering.

Flexibility is emphasized in this choice; the program director is expected to work closely with the student in choosing the best set of courses to meet the student’s needs.

Specialization Tracks are available in the following areas:

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence/Neural Networks
  • Automation and Control Systems
  • Communication and Signal Processing Systems
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Construction
  • Engineering Management Systems
  • Integrated Media Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Network-centric
  • Software Process Architecture
  • Systems

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering program, the following related graduate certificate programs are also available:

  • Graduate Certificate in Systems Architecting and Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Software Architecture
  • Graduate Certificate in Network Centric Systems (On-campus only)

For a complete list of graduate programs offered online in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, please visit the DEN@Viterbi Program Offerings.

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Health Care
  • Systems Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Telecommunications
  • Project Development Agencies
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Systems
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Warehouse and Distribution Facilities
  • Transportation Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting Firms

Earn your Master of Science in Systems Architecting and Engineering online via DEN@Viterbi. Request information today.

Same Faculty. Same Program. Same Degree.

DEN@Viterbi strives to meet the needs of engineering professionals, providing the opportunity to advance your education while maintaining your career and other commitments. By breaking down geographical and scheduling barriers, DEN@Viterbi allows you to take your classes anytime and anywhere.

DEN@Viterbi students undergo the same academic requirements, curriculum, and must adhere to the same academic standards as on-campus students; therefore, your diploma is ultimately issued by the University of Southern California. There is no difference between remote students and on-campus students.