Systems Engineering Program

Program Overview/Mission

The Systems Engineering (SENG) graduate program leads to a Master of Science from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Systems Engineers analyze, integrate, and assemble complex projects with an organized team of specialists from diverse disciplines of science, engineering, and mathematics. Graduates gain knowledge of the system engineering process, engineering analysis, and engineering management.  Students explore issues, concepts, principles, models, processes, and procedures that play key roles in the construction of complex systems. They manage, analyze, design, develop, and maintain complex systems. They absorb the standards and tools used in the systems engineering process.

The SENG knowledge base prepares graduates to develop, maintain, and operate systems critical to life, health, property, and the environment. UHCL graduates qualify to work in complex systems vital to the aerospace, telecommunications, biomedical, chemical, energy, and manufacturing industries. The SENG program consists of formal courses, laboratory work, and research conducted under the guidance of a faculty advisor.


Program Degrees

Admission Requirements

  • Systems Engineering M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in a related field including preparation coursework as listed in the catalog. 

Program Faculty

Ipek Bozkurt
Ipek Bozkurt

Ipek Bozkurt

Associate Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3882
Email: bozkurt@uhcl.edu
Office: D113

Faculty Bio

James Dabney
James Dabney

James B. Dabney

Program Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3852
Email: dabney@uhcl.edu
Office: D108

Faculty Bio

James C. Helm
James Helm

James Carlton Helm

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3875
Email: helm@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

Faculty Bio

Ki-Young Jeong
Ki-Young Jeong

Ki-Young Jeong

Program Chair and Associate Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3862
Email: jeongk@uhcl.edu
Office: D111

Faculty Bio

Jiang Lu
Jiang Lu

Jiang Lu

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3856
Email: luj@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 121

Faculty Bio

Xiaojun Gene Shan
Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3814
Email: shan@uhc.edu
Office: DA6

Faculty Bio