Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052
Contact for questions:
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The following requirements must be fulfilled:
- Completion of a total of 129 credits as outlined below.
- Completion of an appropriate internship/co-op experience during the last two years of the program. This requirement may be satisfied by an approved full-time summer position after the second or third year, or by one or two approved part-time positions requiring 15 to 20 hours of work per week during two of the final four semesters. The position may be paid or unpaid. A position obtained through the GW Center for Career Services usually is acceptable. Consult the faculty advisor for approval.
- A minimum technical GPA of 2.2 and SEAS GPA of 2.0. All technical courses taken during the fifth through eighth semesters, as outlined by the 4-year curriculum sheet respective to each major and approved by the student's faculty advisor, are counted towards the student's technical GPA.
- Completion of an approved technical minor that uses the five professional elective courses built into the curriculum.
|Recommended program of study
|The plan of study lists in sequence all course requirements for the degree. Students should review this information carefully and speak to their advisor before changing the sequence of any of these courses.
|Introduction to Systems Engineering
|Single-Variable Calculus I 1
|University Writing 1
|Science elective 2
|Introduction to Programming with Python 3
|or COMM 1041
|or COMM 1042
|Business and Professional Speaking
|Principles of Economics I 1
|Introduction to Programming for Analytics
|Single-Variable Calculus II 1
|University Physics I
|Engineering Analysis III
|Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
|Exploratory Data Analysis
|Multivariable Calculus 1
|University Physics II
|Mathematics of Operations Research
|Requirements Analysis and Elicitation
|Data Analysis for Engineers and Scientists
|Humanities elective 4
|Ethics in Business and the Professions
|Engineering Analysis I
|Systems Thinking and Policy Modeling
|Quantitative Models in Systems Engineering
|Quality Control and Acceptance Sampling
|Social sciences elective 4
|EMSE Focus Area Elective 1 5
|Project Management for Engineering Systems
|Critical Infrastructure Systems
|Engineering Economic Analysis
|Techniques of Risk Analysis and Management
|EMSE Focus Area Elective 2 5
|Professional Elective 1 6
|Discrete Systems Simulation
|Senior Project in Systems Engineering I
|Applied Optimization Modeling
|EMSE Focus Area Elective 3 5
|Professional Elective 2 6
|Senior Project in Systems Engineering II
|Intermediate Statistical Laboratory: Statistical Computing Packages
|Three professional electives 6
1Course satisfies the University General Education requirement in math, science, and writing.
4 One social and behavioral sciences course and one humanities course must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list.
5 In consultation with the faculty advisor, the student selects three approved courses from a single focus area from the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.
6 Professional electives: Each systems engineering major will gain specific expertise in a chosen technical area by taking a sequence of courses leading to a minor from another department of the University. Professional electives are selected with the approval of the student’s academic advisor to satisfy the minor requirements. Areas frequently chosen are computer science, economics, finance, management, mathematics, naval science, statistics, or specific fields of engineering. Consult the advisor for other approved areas and requirements.
Internship requirement—All EMSE majors are required to complete an appropriate internship/co-op experience during the last two years of the program. This requirement may be satisfied by an approved full-time summer position after the second or third year, or by one or two approved part-time positions requiring 15 to 20 hours per week during two of the final four semesters. A position obtained through the GW Career Center will usually be acceptable; the position may be either paid or unpaid. Consult the advisor for approval.