Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Oppenheim at Kaiser facility with employees

The LMU Systems Engineering (SE) programs are graduate-only programs characterized by excellence in SE education that prepare its graduates to address and ethically solve some of the most complex problems facing society. The programs are directed at working professionals and feature a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to the needs of the student including an option to focus in the standard engineering disciplines (civil engineering-water resources; computer science; cybersecurity; environmental science; mechanical engineering; and sustainability), and in healthcare. The option to earn both the MS in SE and MBA degrees is rarely found at other universities.  The unique strength of the programs is internationally recognized research and teaching in advanced Lean methods as applied to SE, programs, and the healthcare operations.  

Modern technological programs and healthcare are characterized by high and ever growing complexity, multidisciplinary character, and strong interactions between science, technology, medicine, business, and human civilization. Systems Engineering is the body of knowledge evolved to successfully manage such systems. As a leader in Systems Engineering education, our programs offer a rich menu of study options and technical areas. 

Programs Offered

Master's (MS) Degree Programs and Options

Dual Degree Program

Certificate Programs

Admission and Graduation Requirements

Both admission and graduation requirements are listed individually under the program names below. Please visit those pages.


Most engineering courses are offered on the LMU Westchester campus and typically meet in the evenings (online courses are identified individually). Usually courses meet one evening per week for three hours except during the summer terms when each course meets two evenings per week for 3.5 hours each.

The Systems Engineering MS program, introducing the Systems Engineering MS programs with Technical Focus, are designed to be completed in about two years by a working student taking two courses per semester, including some summer courses.

The dual degree Systems Engineering Leadership Program is designed to be completed in about three years.

The Certificate programs can be completed within three consecutive semesters. 

All non-Healthcare students can be admitted anytime during the academic year and can enter the program in any semester or summer terms.

Registering into the courses is the student's responsibility. A student is expected to make reasonable progress toward the degrees to remain in good standing at the University.


Students who receive a grade of less than "B" in any 500-level course or a grade of less than "C" in any 600-level course will not have the course count toward their degree. The overall minimum GPA required for graduation is 3.0 in the MS programs and 2.7 in the Certificate programs.

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Systems Engineering Program Director: Frederick S. Brown, Ph.D.
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