Traditional Master’s

If you have been looking for a school that offers a Systems Engineering and Management (SEM) master’s degree that can prepare you for the challenges of the high-tech workplace, consider The University of Texas at Dallas. The traditional master’s degree in SEM is aimed toward the student who can enroll in classes offered in the daytime during the week. The broad curriculum of classes range from systems modeling to business economics. Faculty for the primary SEM courses are drawn from both the engineering and management schools, other UT Dallas schools and industry leaders with expertise in specific fields. Industry partners include Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Hewlett-Packard, Rockwell Collins,  Ericsson and others.

The traditional master’s degree requires 36 hours of coursework, or 30 hours of coursework and a thesis. Typical students have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics, chemistry, economics or finance.

Previous traditional SEM degree candidates have asked us questions like:

Who are the faculty?

Faculty for the primary SEM courses are drawn from both the engineering and management schools, other UT Dallas schools and industry leaders with expertise in specific fields.

Is the program flexible?

Yes! There are numerous concentrations – or academic areas of emphasis – from which to select when planning your degree.

Is the schedule flexible?

Yes, we offer a flexible schedule in the traditional SEM degree format. In addition to offering classes during the week on campus, we offer online courses regularly.

I’m an undergraduate student in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and I think I want to continue into to the master’s program in systems engineering and management. How can I make the most of my educational investment?

A program that allows select, high-performing undergraduate UT Dallas engineering students to earn credit toward a master’s degree in SEM also is available. Please visit the Fast-Track option to learn more about that program.