2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Systems Engineering

2020 Most Affordable Systems Engineering Masters Degrees Badge

This list highlights 24 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in systems engineering programs. Ranked #1, University of New Mexico offers an annual tuition rate of just $4,583. Prospective students can choose from either a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering or a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering. Kennesaw State University, ranked #2, offers an online Master of Science in Systems Engineering for only $6,894 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,583
# 2 #2 $6,894
# 3 #3 $7,335
# 4 #4 $8,115
# 5 #5 $8,185
# 6 #6 $8,512
# 7 #7 $9,520
# 8 #8 $10,000
# 9 #9 $10,275
# 10 #10 $10,425
# 11 #11 $11,040
# 12 #12 $11,460
# 13 #13 $11,730
# 14 #14 $11,862
# 15 #15 $12,402
# 16 #16 $12,464
# 17 #17 $12,500
# 18 #18 $13,000
# 19 #19 $13,260
# 20 #20 $13,263
# 21 #21 $15,184
# 22 (tie) #22 (tie) $16,000
# 22 (tie) #22 (tie) $16,000
# 24 #24 $16,275
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,698
  • Example Classes: Advanced Mechanics of Materials; Deformation Analysis and Modeling; Orbital Mechanics; Satellite Communications; Small Spacecraft Design I; Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Controls

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Electrical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering - Space Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $6,894
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,146
  • Example Classes: Applied Systems Reliability; Linear Regression Analysis; Reliability and Sustainability; Statistical Process Control; System Architecture; Total Quality

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $7,335
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,484
  • Example Classes: Engineering Statistics II; Industrial Quality Control; Process Improvement Engineering; Production Control Systems I; Systems Simulation I; Thesis Research/ Thesis in Industrial Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering - Industrial Systems
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering - Management Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering - Manufacturing Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $8,115
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,862
  • Example Classes: Ethics in Engineering Research & Practice; Introduction to Systems Analysis & Design; Optimization Models and Methods I; Stochastic Modeling I

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $8,185
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,381
  • Example Classes: Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects; Engineering Project Management; Six Sigma Performance Excellence and Modern Problem Solving; Systems Engineering Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Engineering Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,512
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,361
  • Example Classes: Engineering Administration; Linear System Theory; Optimal Control Systems; Risk Management; Simulating Stochastic Systems; Software Analysis and Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $9,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,804
  • Example Classes: Complexity, Engineering and Management; Cost Engineering; Optimization Methods; Requirements Management, Verification and Validation; Risk and Vulnerability Management of Complex Interdependent Systems; Robust Engineering Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,522
  • Example Classes: Design for Mission-Critical and Software Real-Time Applications; M2M and IoT Interface Design and Protocols; Pressure, Force, Motion, and Humidity Sensors; Rapid Prototyping of Embedded Interface Designs; Sensors and Sensor Circuit Design; UX and Interface Design for Embedded Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $10,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,046
  • Example Classes: Manufacturing Seminar/Project; Modeling of Manufacturing Processes and Machines; Special Problems in Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Sustainability, Ethics, & Leadership in Manufacturing Organizations; Systems for Factory Information and Control; Topics in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,371
  • Example Classes: Decision Analysis in System Design; Engineering Management Theory; Engineering Risk Analysis; Systems Engineering & Analysis; Systems Engineering & Project Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,727
  • Example Classes: Deterministic Methods in Operations Research; Digital Simulation Techniques; Systems Architecture; Systems Design; Systems Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • ME in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Alternative Energy Systems; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Energy Research and Independent Study; Energy, Resources and Policy; Special Topics in Sustainable Energy Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Unmanned Aerial Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Unmanned Aerial Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,687
  • Example Classes: Systems Architecture and Design; Systems Engineering Project Practicum; Systems Integration, Verification & Validation; Systems Modeling & Simulation; Systems Requirements Analysis

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Systems Architecture and Design
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Systems Engineering Process
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 13,350
  • Example Classes: Design Considerations; Information Systems Infrastructure; Information Technology Foundations; Requirements Engineering; System Design and Development; System Integration and Test

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $12,402
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,702
  • Example Classes: Fundamentals of Systems Engineering; Organizational Systems Management; System Architecture Design and Modeling; System Quality Assurance; System Requirements Analysis and Modeling; Systems Engineering Project

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Entrepreneurship in Technology - Space Systems
  • Master of Entrepreneurship in Technology - System Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management - Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Human Factors - Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering
  • Master of Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $12,464
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,079
  • Example Classes: Advanced Application of Systems Modeling & Simulation; Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics; Lean Production Systems; Production and Inventory Systems; Reliability of Lean Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial System Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial System Engineering - Automotive Manufacturing
  • Master of Science in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,124
  • Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Economy; Industrial Financial Decision; Logistics Engineering; Quality Engineering; Total Quality Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management - Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $13,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,758
  • Example Classes: Energy Resources; Fostering and Leading Innovations; Industrial Ecology: Sustainability Tools in Context; Renewable Energy Systems; Sustainable Facilities; Sustainable Microgrids

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Engineering - Engine Systems
  • Master of Engineering in Engineering - Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Engineering - Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $13,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,195
  • Example Classes: 601 Systems Analysis & Design Evaluation; Advanced System Design; Global Trends in Technology; Introduction to Systems Design; Risk, Contracts, and Legal Issues; System Dynamics; Systems Analysis & Design Evaluation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management - Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $13,263
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,172
  • Example Classes: Finance & Accounting for Engineering Managers; Leadership for Engineers; Project Estimation and Risk Management; Space Communications; Space Mission Analysis; Spacecraft Environment Interactions

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $15,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,812
  • Example Classes: Advanced Engineering Statistics I; Linear Programming and Network Flows; Manufacturing/Production Economics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Dual M.B.A./M.I.S.E.
  • M.I.S.E. (Coursework Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,737
  • Example Classes: Enterprise Systems Engineering; Formal Methods for Systems Architecting; Information Systems and Operations; Model Based Systems Engineering; System of Systems Engineering

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21)
  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21) - Advanced Systems Architecting
  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21) - System of Systems
  • Master of Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management (SEM-PD21) Masters - Advanced Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering - Aviation Systems
  • Master of Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 12,960
  • Example Classes: Engineering for Systems Assurance; Information Based Systems; Model-Based Systems Engineering; Systems Architecture and Design; Systems Reliability and Safety; Trusted Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Engineering With Certificate of Specialization in Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,516
  • Example Classes: Electrical Energy Generation Systems; Energy Conversion for Electrical Power Systems; Energy Networks and Power Distribution Grids; Engineering Optimization: Method/Application; Introduction to Power System Markets; Software Development Methodology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering