Professional Master's in Applied Systems Engineering (Online) - Curriculum

Applications for Fall 2025 Open August 2024


The Professional Master’s in Applied Systems Engineering (Online) program is the most comprehensive systems engineering program offered at Georgia Tech. It's designed to expand and build your “systems thinking” expertise while you continue working full time.

The two-year program consists of six core courses on systems engineering fundamentals, modeling and simulation, SysML, and system design. An additional four courses will provide you with a specialization in complex systems.

The curriculum is taught in a hybrid format that blends face-to-face instruction and 24/7 online learning. As a student, you will be part of a cohort and will complete each course with the same community of peers. As an online student, you can expect:

  • Online lessons delivered asynchronously to accommodate your schedule.
  • Live office hours to get answers to your questions and meet with instructors.
  • Mandatory live video conference sessions two to three times during the course on Friday (1-5 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.). You will receive specific dates before starting the program via our two-year schedule.
  • Three in-person four-day visits to Atlanta, Ga. (United States) over two years to meet with your cohort. Specific dates, as well as extensive visitor guidance and support from program staff, are provided before starting the program.

The program culminates with a 12-week team-based Complex System Capstone Project. You’ll be paired with a mentor to present real-world problem-solving solutions to corporate, governmental, and organizational sponsors.

Year 1: Core Courses

Year 2: Complex Systems


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