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Masters of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Technology Management

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s graduate program in Systems Engineering and Technology Management prepares leaders who can transform systems and technology to achieve organizational goals and advance their career with a degree they design. Today’s complex organizations need those who can analyze and lead change in rapidly evolving environments. Rensselaer’s program prepares decision makers who are ready to Change the World.

The program is taught by Rensselaer’s outstanding and highly-ranked engineering and business faculty. The program provides ample opportunity for students to develop projects that have specific relevance for them in their career aspirations. Students in the program are working professionals with a wide variety of background and experience.

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Degree Information

  • The program is delivered using a blended online interface designed to fit into the lives of busy working professionals.
  • Starting with four fundamental courses, the degree expands to include the student’s choice of two Certificates ranging from Business Analytics to Lean Production to Artificial Intelligence.
  • In most courses, students work with faculty members to design and implement individual applied projects that demonstrate program mastery.
  • Completing the program results in a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Technology Management degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.




ISYE 4240

Engineering Project Management


ENGR 6100

Business Issues for Engineers


ISYE 6620

Discrete Event Simulation


ISYE 6610

Systems Modeling in Decision Sciences


Four fundamental courses (3 credit hours each)


1st Certficate of Choice (three courses/3 credits each)


2nd Certficate of Choice (three courses/3 credits each)


Completing degree credit hour requirement of:


Course Coverage:

Engineering Project Management: Planning, controlling, and evaluating engineering projects. Use of network analysis techniques, PERT/CPM, budget control, time/cost tradeoff, time estimation, resource allocation, and resource leveling. Extensions include probabilistic models, multiple resource models, project organization, risk analysis, technical forecasting, and network theory.

Business Issues for Engineers: Investigates business-related considerations in successfully commercializing new technology in a new venture or within an existing enterprise: market and customer analysis, beating the competition, planning and managing for profitability, high-tech marketing and sales, and business partnerships and acquisitions.

Discrete-Event Simulation: A development of a simulation language in order to progress through a series of increasingly sophisticated applications of computer simulation. Projects include: production systems, inventory, finance, transportation, and public systems. The course includes model development, statistical analysis of simulation input/output data, validation planning, and managing simulation projects.

System Modeling in Decision Sciences: Decision science methodologies in the context of technical and economic decision problems. The course develops a conceptual framework for these methods in implementation. The course applies decision science methods to problem recognition and data development through problem formulation and computer solution.

In addition to the four fundamental courses (12 credit hours) listed above, graduate students select two Certificates of Interest. Each certficate is three courses, 9 credit hours, totaling 18 credit hours, to complete the 30 credit hour graduate degree.

Graduate Certificates for Working Professionals

Accelerated Application Process

A dedicated admissions officer will guide you through the process from start to finish as you prepare and submit all of the required application components.
An admissions decision will be made within 2 weeks of application submission.

Accelerated Application Requirements:

Application Component

Completed By Applicant

Requested By Applicant

Online Application

Official Transcripts


Personal Statement

Two letters of recommendation

$75 Application Fee

You are invited to apply online at https://ewp.rpi.edu/apply.html. Please make arrangements to have official copies of your transcripts sent to us via email at or by postal mail to: Graduate Admissions, Admissions Building, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590. All other documents are received via the online application. We look forward to reviewing your graduate certificate application to Rensselaer!

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