Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate

Meeting industry needs through an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach

Detroit Mercy’s Systems Engineering (SE) certificate program prepares you to utilize the latest technologies in automotive, mobility and manufacturing industries. The program is the result of collaboration with our industry partners to offer you an opportunity to learn the unique skills that industry needs to develop the next generation of engineers, technologists and industry leaders.

Our courses were designed by "competency teams," whose explicit purpose is to create curriculum that is directly responsive to the current needs of industry and integrates best practices technology, strategies, methods and tools emerging from universities, corporations and national laboratories.

How it works

  • This is a 15 credit (five course) certificate program. 
  • The program courses and electives can usually be completed in one calendar year.  
  • This certificate program is available online through the Engineering Graduate Programs office in the College of Engineering & Science.

Hear about the importance of a Systems Engineering degree

Certificate = INCOSE knowledge exam requirement

Detroit Mercy is proud to announce the International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE) now recognizes the System’s Engineering Certificate as an equivalent to the INCOSE knowledge exam. Those students seeking INCOSE certification will be able to bypass the knowledge exam requirement.

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    Application Assistance

    1. Apply Online. First time users need to create an account.
    2. Create a log-in ID and PIN.
    3. Complete Graduate Application by choosing Certificate for Systems Engineering as your program of choice.
    4. You will be contacted by your Admissions Counselor to confirm receipt and will be asked to confirm your intention of Systems Engineering course work.
    5. Send official transcripts for all course work completed after high school. Transcripts marked "Issued to student" will not be accepted.
    6. Copy of current resume.

    Send Documents to:
    Systems Engineering Program Office – E270
    University of Detroit Mercy
    4001 West McNichols Road
    Detroit, Michigan 48221