Jul 17, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Systems Engineering and Sustainable Engineering Post Baccalaureate Certificate

The Industry-based Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Systems Engineering and Sustainable Engineering is a launching point for gainful employment in the aerospace/manufacturing workplace, professional certification within the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and continuing education toward a Master of Science in Systems Engineering.  

Grade Requirements: 

  • A student’s GPA for the cumulative Graduate Certificate coursework must be a minimum of 3.0.
  • A student must earn a minimum of “C” in courses included within the Certificate while meeting the 3.0 GPA minimum.

Time Limit: A student is expected to complete all work within five semesters from the date of first enrollment in the certificate program. A student who fails to complete requirements within five semesters may be withdrawn and required to apply for readmission. Students exceeding this limit must submit a petition to the program requesting additional time to complete the certificate. Petitions must describe why they were unable to complete their certificate during the requisite time frame, the amount of work remaining, timeline for completion, and the term in which they expect to complete the certificate.

Admissions Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Systems Engineering program should possess a B.Sc. in engineering (EAC), engineering-technology (ETAC), or computing (CAC) from an ABET accredited program with a minimum of Calculus I and STEM Statistics.  B.Sc. in any other related subject is on a case-by-case basis only. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required from the undergraduate program in which the bachelor’s degree is earned; a 3.3 is preferred.  The program reviews the student portfolio, including bachelors program, calculus and statistics grades, rigor of courses taken (upper division), work experience, professional certifications, and participation in the systems community).  Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and acceptance and leveling courses are determined at the time of application review.


Leveling Courses

After being provisionally accepted, leveling courses are determined on a case-by-case basis after the student portfolio is reviewed.  These leveling courses would be primarily meeting minimum math, physics, and computer science recommendations of the Systems Engineering program.


Good Academic Standing

A student in good academic standing:

  • is demonstrating systems thinking and professionalism during the semester
  • is taking personal responsibility and setting themselves up for success
  • is making satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements and is within the time limits of the program, including approved extensions
  •  is demonstrating an ability to succeed in the program; and
  •  has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better

Unsatisfactory Academic Standing

The program will place a notation of “below minimum academic requirements” on the academic record
at the end of the term in which a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0. The program may decide
whether unsatisfactory academic standing may be a basis for placing a student on academic probation.
A student with unsatisfactory academic standing will not be advanced and will not be awarded a
graduate certificate.
Upon the recommendation of the program director, a student will be given an opportunity to correct
the academic deficiency and return to satisfactory academic standing.
A student with unsatisfactory academic standing must provide documentation including: reasons for the
poor academic record; explain how conditions that produced this performance have changed; and
present specific plans for improvement. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0, is not
making satisfactory progress toward the degree, and is failing to succeed in the plan of studies, may be
denied permission to register, required to withdraw, or dismissed from the program.

  • Credit Hour Requirements: 12 credit hours as specified below.
  • Program Code: 8096PBC
  • CIPC: 142701
Repeating a Course

A student may repeat a course with permission of the program and course instructor. Credits for the course may not be earned beyond the limit set by guidelines of the graduate program.  A student may repeat a single course once and is granted only 2 total repeat opportunities.