2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Systems Engineering

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Students interested in pursuing an online master's in systems engineering will find that all schools on this list have affordable tuition rates. In fact, 10 of the schools below have annual tuition rates under $15,000. Ranked #1, Arizona State University's annual tuition is a modest $7,680. University of Maryland University College and National University, ranked #7 and #8 respectively, both offer open admissions in an otherwise competitive field of study.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online master's programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $7,680
#2 #2 University of Alabama in Huntsville Annual Tuition $8,595
#3 #3 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $8,608
#4 #4 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $9,600
#5 #5 University of Kentucky Annual Tuition $10,110
#6 #6 George Washington University - Engineering Annual Tuition $10,320
#7 #7 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $11,862
#8 #8 National University Annual Tuition $13,312
#9 #9 Regis University Annual Tuition $13,500
#10 #10 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $14,775
#11 #11 University of California - Los Angeles Annual Tuition $15,451
#12 #12 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $16,300
#13 #13 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $16,740
#14 #14 University of Arizona - Engineering Annual Tuition $17,235
#15 #15 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $18,428
#16 #16 University of Wisconsin - Madison Annual Tuition $19,500
#17 #17 Southern Methodist University Annual Tuition $20,250
#18 #18 Lehigh University Annual Tuition $22,400
#19 #19 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Annual Tuition $23,257
#20 #20 Texas A & M University-College Station Annual Tuition $25,301
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,767
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Administration; Linear System Theory; Optimal Control Systems; Risk Management; Simulating Stochastic Systems; Software Analysis and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $8,595
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,853
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Analysis; Design/Analysis Of Experiment; Engineering Economy Analysis; Engineering Systems; Integrated Product & Process Design; Statistical Methods For Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $8,608
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,571
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,013
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $10,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,022
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $10,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 30,110
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Enterprise Systems Engineering; Knowledge Management; Program and Project Management; Requirements Engineering; Systems Analysis and Management; Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 12,893
  • Example Classes:
    Design Considerations; Information Systems Infrastructure; Information Technology Foundations; Requirements Engineering; System Design and Development; System Integration and Test
  • Annual Tuition: $13,312
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,638
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,226
  • Example Classes:
    Access Networks; High Availability and Disaster Recovery; Network Essentials; Planning and Implementing Architecture Security; Routing and Switching; Storage Area Networks

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,775
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,697
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $15,451
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 12,323
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering for Systems Assurance; Information Based Systems; Model-Based Systems Engineering; Systems Architecture and Design; Systems Reliability and Safety; Trusted Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $16,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,892
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis and Synthesis; Human Systems Integration Analysis and Synthesis; Leading Engineering Teams; Lifecycle and Integration; Sensor Systems Analysis and Synthesis; Systems of Systems and Architectures
  • Annual Tuition: $16,740
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,000
  • Example Classes:
    Deterministic Models and Simulation; Probability Models and Simulation; Software Architecture; Systems Verification Validation and Testing
  • Annual Tuition: $17,235
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,264
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Engineering Statistics; Linear Systems Theory; Stochastic Modeling; Survey of Optimization; Systems Engineering Processes
  • Annual Tuition: $18,428
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,355
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Engineering Economy; Enterprise Analysis & Design; Management of Complex Systems; Management of Knowledge and Technology; Requirements Engineering; Simulation and Optimization
  • Annual Tuition: $19,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,725
  • Example Classes:
    Energy Resources; Fostering and Leading Innovations; Industrial Ecology: Sustainability Tools in Context; Renewable Energy Systems; Sustainable Facilities; Sustainable Microgrids
  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,232
  • Example Classes:
    Analytics for Decision Support; Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies; Convection Cooling of Electronics; Management of Industrial and Mission-Critical Facilities; Power Management for Industrial and Mission-Critical Facilities; Telecommunications for Data Systems Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $22,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,979
  • Example Classes:
    Aspects of Sustainable Systems Design; Automation and Production Systems; International Supply Chain Management; Micromanufacturing Systems & Technologies; Organizations & Manufacturing Systems; Technology, Operations & Competitive Strategy
  • Annual Tuition: $23,257
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,279
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Systems Engineering; Management of Change, Innovation, and Performance in Organizational Systems; Management of Quality and Reliability; Mathematical Probability and Statistics for Industrial Engineers; Performance and Productivity Measurement and Evaluation; The Systems Engineering Process
  • Annual Tuition: $25,301
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 14,854
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering Management Control Systems; Petroleum Project Evaluation and Management; Simulation Methods and Applications; Software Tools for Stochastic Decision Support Analysis; Systems Engineering Methods and Frameworks; Systems Safety Engineering
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