Career Path

Graduates with a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering and Management find positions as systems engineers, systems managers, systems engineering managers, program managers, project managers, directors of systems engineering and more in a wide range of industries.

The MS in SEM degree also allows for specialization in several industries prominent in the DFW Metroplex including aerospace, space and defense; information assurance and cyber security; telecom and information technology networks; healthcare systems; enterprise systems; energy resources infrastructure; transportation; retail and consumer goods; and financial services.

The SEM video link on this website shows support for this program from same companies in these sectors, such as Raytheon, ELCAN, Ericsson, TI and HP.

The Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Jindal School of Management have developed relations with these and other companies to support the recruitment of Systems Engineering and Management graduates.

Students in the traditional master’s program have three career offices to help them secure internships and full-time employment: the campus-wide UT Dallas Career Center; the School of Management’s Career Management Center; and the Erik J onsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Career Center.

Some positions that require education the SEM program provides include:

  • 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 Systems Engineering
  • Systems Program Manager
  • Systems Project Manager