International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

LMU has enjoyed a long positive collaboration with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) professional society. Over the years, this association has expanded from: 

  • encouraging INCOSE student membership,
  • developing an INCOSE LMU Student Division (club)
  • holding Associate Engineering Professional certification exams at LMU
  • LMUs admittance to the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board (CAB)
  • LMU has been admitted to INCOSE's Academic Equivalency Program (AEP)

This special AEP status allows LMU students who meet educational proficiency requirements and hold INCOSE membership to bypass the ASEP certification knowledge exam while applying for ASEP and CSEP professional certification status.
Courtney Wright, INCOSE Certification Program Manager, said, “Universities adopting Academic Equivalency show commitment to offering their students from diverse engineering programs a systems engineering education aligned with the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. The program at Loyola Marymount University will bring the most current good practices of systems engineering to their students and will introduce those students to continued professional development through INCOSE.”

Program Details


  • One unique program with three areas of study: systems engineering, engineering management, and a technical focus of your choice
  • Real-world application of curriculum through your capstone project


  • Technical focus pathways available in systems engineering, engineering management, aeronautics and space systems, mechanical, electrical, civil engineering, software architecture, and cyber security, to cater to students' areas of interest
  • Dual degree option with the College of Business Administration (MSSE and MBA)
  • Specialized certificates without full master's degree commitment, including systems engineering, engineering management, cybersecurity and software architecture
  • Research option to complete either a capstone or thesis project


  • Earn your degree in as little as 1.5 years
  • Fully interactive remote learning and evening classes to accommodate the schedule of working professionals
  • Rolling admissions allow students to apply and enter the program throughout the year

Learning Outcomes

Students in this program are motivated to gain the skills and credentials necessary to propel them forward in their careers.

Graduates of the program will become strategic leaders with the ability to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles of systems engineering to complex problems
  • Become leaders of innovative technology projects and businesses
  • Develop multidisciplinary skills to architect, design, and manage complex systems throughout their life cycle
  • Apply principles of project management and lean engineering to improve operational efficiency
  • Develop technical skills to model, analyze, and design integrated engineering systems

Join MSSE alumni in obtaining the engineering job of your dreams!