Combined B.S./MSSE: Sample Program

The following tables indicate: 1) the courses a ChBE student would take in their senior year in order to be eligible for the program and 2) the courses the student would take in their fifth year as an MSSE graduate student. Note that there is some flexibility regarding when one would take ENSE 626, ENSE 799, and the MSSE technical elective (e.g., it is possible to take 3 credits of ENSE 799 over the summer following their senior year). Courses shown below in black are unchanged from the ChBE B.S. plan of study. Courses shown in blue count only toward the MSSE degree, and those shown in red are classes that are double-counted towards the ChBE B.S. and ISR MSSE degrees.

ChBE B.S. Senior, Fall
   
ChBE B.S. Senior, Spring 
 
Course
Cr
  Course
Cr
CHBE
437
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory
3
  CHBE
446
Process Engineering Economics & Design II
3
CHBE
442
Chemical & Biomolecular Systems Analysis
3
  ENSE
622
Systems Requirements, Design, and Trade-Off Analysis*
(Also serves as ChBE technical elective)
3
CHBE
444
Process Engineering Economics & Design I
3
   
6xx
600-level ChBE/MSSE Technical Elective
(See advisor)
3
ENSE
621
Systems Concepts, Issues, and Processes*
(Also serves as ChBE technical elective)
3
   
 
History & Social Sciences
(HS)
3
 
 
History & Social Sciences
(HS)
3
   
 
 
 
 
 
Total
15
   
 
Total
12
 
 
       
 
   
MSSE, Fall
   
MSSE, Spring
 
Course
Cr
  Course
Cr
ENSE
623
Systems Projects, Validation, & Verification*
3
  ENSE
624
Human Factors in Systems Engineering
3
ENSE
626
System Life Cycle Analysis and Risk Management
3
  ENSE
627
System Quality and Robustness Analysis
3
ENSE
799
Masters Thesis Research
3
  ENSE
799
Masters Thesis Research
3
 
 
MSSE Technical Elective
(See advisor)
3
   
 
 
 
 
 
Total
12
   
 
Total
9

* ENSE 621, ENSE 622, and ENSE 623 may not be taken out of sequence.

For ENSE course descriptions, visit the MSSE Degree Requirements page »

Questions?

Please see our MSSE FAQ, or contact:

Dr. John MacCarthy
Director, Systems Engineering Education Program
Institute for Systems Research
2175 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-4419
jmaccart@umd.edu

Professor Raymond A. Adomaitis
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Institute for Systems Research
2255 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
301-405-2969
adomaiti@umd.edu