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Systems Engineering Program

Program Overview/Mission

The Systems Engineering (SENG) graduate program leads to a Master of Science from 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. As a graduate of this program, you'll 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

    Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.

  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
      • Can be waived if applicant has another grad degree (MS or higher) or based on relevant industry experience
    • Undergraduate degree in a related field including preparation coursework as listed in the catalog
    • Foundation courses: Math through differential equations, calculus-based probability and statistics, a programming language

Program Faculty

James Dabney
James Dabney

James B. Dabney

Program Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3852
Office: D108

James B. Dabney Faculty Bio