Electronic Systems Engineering

MS in Systems Engineering with a specialty in Electronic Systems

The degree combines fundamental knowledge of Systems Engineering with the solid knowledge of the following Electronic Systems critically needed in modern industry: core education in modern electronic systems theory and management, microwave electronic systems and signals, digital signal processing, digital communications, radars, system interfaces and platform integration.  The MS program offers two paths to be chosen by the student:  Technology path resulting in the MS in Electrical Engineering degree, or System Management Path resulting in the MS in Systems Engineering degree.

Admission Requirements  

• Application to Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee. To apply on-line, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu.
• BSEE or equivalent degree (GPA of 3.0* or better) from an accredited university program with acceptable knowledge of
    1. Electronics and circuitry
    2. Linear systems and signals
    3. Basic communications & electromagnetics
• Two original copies of the undergraduate transcript
• Resume
• Brief personal statement discussing how the graduate program fits the applicant’s career goals

*If the applicant’s GPA is below 3.0, also submit two letters of recommendation from past professors or current employer.

 Promising applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may be considered for conditional admission and, when so admitted, must demonstrate satisfactory performance during their first year in the program. 

Graduation Requirements  

Required Courses:

        SELP 552 Systems Engineering Fundamentals
        SELP 500 Quality 
        ELEC 521 Introduction to Communication Systems
        ELEC 532 Probability and Random processes
        Either ELEC 525 Digital Signal processing or ELEC 552 Semiconductor Device Physics
        ELEC 602 Electronic System Capstone Project 

Required Courses for the Technology Path (select five courses from the following six):

        ELEC 624 Digital Communications Theory
        ELEC 626 Satellite Communications
        ELEC 632 Optimum Techniques for Signal Processing
        ELEC 651 Communications Electronics
        ELEC 670 Radar Fundamentals
        ELEC 671 Advanced Radar Systems

Required Courses for the Systems Management Path (select five courses from the following seven):

        SELP 530 Systems Architecting and Modeling I
        SELP 594 Project Management
        SELP 650 Advanced Systems Management
        SELP 660 Lean Thinking
        SELP 661 Advanced Lean Management of Engineering Programs
        SELP 675 Systems Architecting and Modeling II
        SELP 693 Topics in radar and/or Communications Systems Engineering/ Integration

With approval of the academic advisor, the above curriculum can be adjusted to meet the student’s individual educational needs.  The requirement for the MS degrees is 33 semester hours (11 courses at three semester hours each).

The overall minimum GPA required for graduation is 3.0. 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.  

A Certificate in Electrical Systems Engineering with a specialty in Electronic Systems  is also offered.   The requirements are 12 semester hours of graduate courses including two Electronic Systems and two Systems Engineering Management courses. 


  All engineering courses are offered on the LMU Westchester campus and typically meet in the evenings. Usually courses meet one evening per week for three hours except during the summer semesters when each course meets two evenings per week for 3.5 hours. The student completing successfully two courses each Fall and Spring semester, plus one course during each summer session will earn the MS degree in two years. Scheduling of 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.  A full-time course load is considered to be two courses in the Fall and Spring semesters.

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