MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering

Application Deadlines

Spring 2025:
September 1, 2024

Fall 2024:
Februrary 15, 2024


The MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering program is recommended to graduate engineers and engineering managers responsible for the conception and implementation of complex systems. Emphasis is on the creative process by which these systems are conceived, planned, designed, built, tested, certified, used, and retired.

Engineers with several years of work experience will learn tools and approaches for making decisions in the technical environment of today's corporations and institutions. The architecting experience can be applied to industries in defense, space, aircraft, communications, navigation, sensor, computer software, computer hardware, and commercial systems and activities. Industrial relevance is maintained through regular meetings with industry contacts and industry experienced instructors.

The Master of Science in Systems Architecting and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Astronautical Engineering in cooperation with the departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the USC Marshall School of Business.

  • Specialization Tracks are available in the following areas:
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence/Neural Networks
  • Automation and Control Systems
  • Communication & Signal Processing Systems
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Construction
  • Engineering Management Systems
  • Integrated Media Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Network-centric Systems
  • Software Process Architecture
  • Systems


Published on July 6th, 2017

Last updated on February 21st, 2024