Systems Engineering (SEC)
Current as of: 08/31/2015
Degree Type: Certificate Program
Availability: In-residence or Distance Learning
Program Description: The Department of Systems Engineering and Management offers a Systems Engineering Certificate (SEC), which can be earned as a minor concentration as part of another AFIT degree or accomplished independently entirely via distance learning. The target audience is active duty military, DoD civilians, and contractors with traditional engineering backgrounds, usually working in laboratories, test centers, product centers, air logistics centers, or in a requirements/capability planning office (e.g., Air Staff, Joint Staff, or MAJCOM).
Program Educational Objectives: The SE Certificate Program takes students with traditional engineering backgrounds (mechanical, electrical, aerospace, etc.) and produces graduates who can effectively use SE methods and tools to approach and analyze complex problems, design feasible solutions, and select an appropriate solution.  Specific objectives are as follows, which are based on the SE Core classes in the Graduate Systems Engineering program.
Admission Criteria: The general requirements for admission to the GSE program are as follows:
The GRE is not required for certificate-seeking students, unless the student intends to also pursue a master& rsquo s degree, in which case the graduate degree admission criteria will apply. Waivers to the above criteria may be granted (on an individual basis) by the Department of Systems and Engineering Management. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria may apply.
For more information on specific admission procedures to AFIT programs, please refer to the AFIT Office of Admissions web page.
For full details regarding the SEC program, refer to Chapter 7 of the Department  Blue Book.