Jul 17, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025 
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025

Systems Engineering and Technology Management M.Eng. (Rensselaer at Work)

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s graduate program in Systems Engineering and Technology Management (SETM) prepares leaders who can transform systems and processes to achieve organizational objectives. Today’s complex organizations – in every sector of the economy – struggle with how they do what they do and need systems engineers to analyze and lead change in rapidly evolving environments. Rensselaer’s program prepares decision makers who are ready to Change the World.  Students who complete the program are able to establish system/process desired outcome requirements, map existing state, deploy evaluative tools to determine where improvements can be made to move from existing state to desired state, and to then plan and implement change processes to arrive at optimal performance.

The program is taught by Rensselaer’s outstanding and highly ranked faculty. The program is built using a blended delivery methodology, bringing the best aspects of classroom and online learning together to deliver a unique project-based program – completely digitally, meaning that working professionals anywhere can participate fully in what is a personal and challenging experience. Not only will students learn the latest aspects of the profession, they’ll gain experience through the projects.

Degree Information

  • The program results in a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Technology Management degree.

  • The program requires the completion of 30 graduate credit hours comprised of both required courses according the curriculum shown below and additional courses.

  • As part of their program, students have the option of choosing, but are not required, to complete two Rensselaer at Work graduate-level certificates to personalize and customize 18 credits of their degree to best achieve their career aspirations. With the approval of their advisor, students may request consideration of other combinations of courses as well. The Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate may not be used to full Systems Engineering degree requirements.

  • The program is delivered using online and blended instruction designed to fit into the lives of busy working professionals.

  • Students initially enrolling in the systems engineering certificate who then choose to complete the full degree may only count their coursework once toward degree completion.

  • For more details on this and other available certificate programs see the EWP Web site at ewp.rpi.edu.


30 Total Credit Hours

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