Master of Science in Technology Management: Systems Engineering

NOTE: As of Fall 2014, no new applications will be accepted for this specialization/program. Current students should contact their graduate advisor to go over their plan for completing the program requirements.

Systems Engineering (SYSE) Specialization

The systems engineering specialization provides students with the ability to apply traditional and modern life cycle models, techniques, and tools in the specification, design, development, and deployment of complex systems. A variety of cases across different application domains are used to illustrate the wide scope of systems concepts.

Career Path

The Master of Science program in Technology Management serves a number of careers at entry-, mid-, or high-level positions, depending on the prior level of experience of the candidate.

Systems Engineering

The systems engineering specialization is designed for early or mid-career individuals with experience in the military, public, or private sectors who desire to expand their knowledge and skill set in systems engineering principles and methods in order to enhance their opportunities for assuming broader engineering and technical leadership responsibilities. Depending upon their background, graduates of the program may find careers in positions such as

  • Lead Project Engineer
  • Process Designer
  • Engineering Manager



  • The systems engineering specialization is designed for students with academic and/or professional backgrounds in a technical discipline.

Core Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • TMAN 611 Principles of Technology Management (3)
  • TMAN 614 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3)
  • TMAN 632 Organizational Performance Management (3)
  • TMAN 633 Managing People in Technology-Based Organizations (3)
  • TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)

Clustered Course Options

TMAN 680 Managing Strategy and Performance in Technology-Based Organizations (6) is a 6-credit course. Students who receive credit for TMAN 680 cannot take TMAN 614 or TMAN 632.

TMAN 600 Foundations of Management and Technology (6) is a 6-credit course. Students who receive credit for TMAN 600 may not receive credit for TMAN 611 or TMAN 633.

Systems Engineering (SYSE) Specialization Required Courses

  • SYSE 610 Systems Engineering Overview (3)
  • SYSE 620 Requirements Engineering (3)
  • SYSE 630 System Design and Development (3)
  • SYSE 640 System Integration and Test (3)
  • SYSE 650 Design Considerations (3)
  • SYSE 660 System Engineering Management (3)

Capstone Course

SYSE 670 - System Engineering Capstone (3)

Specialization Rules

SYSE 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.

Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.

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