Degree Programs

NMSU’s distance education degree programs are designed to serve students who may not be able to pursue an education through traditional means. NMSU offers Bachelor degree completion programs, Masters and Doctorate programs, and a number of Graduate Certificate and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

Please contact the listed distance education director for your degree program.


Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering

College: Engineering

Program Category: Online


This program is a 12 graduate credit certificate to acquaint working technical professionals with developments in systems engineering. Students will develop knowledge in this area. Systems engineering is defined as an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem.

Students will develop their knowledge in this area and also have the ability to transfer these courses in to a master's degree in engineering. This distance education program is available to working professionals who have undergraduate degrees in engineering, engineering technology, and related fields. It is also an option for persons with graduate degrees who seek career renewal. Systems engineering provides a unique opportunity for working professionals to integrate their work experience with advanced class work.

Delivery method: 100% video plus Web (see and where used Canvas.

Requirements: 12 graduate hours as per Program of Study. Program of Study is found at and

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Costs: Current main campus tuition and fees plus a $35 per credit hour distance education fee. See the University Accounts Receivable Tuitions and Fees for the current rate.

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate School with undergraduate degree in engineering, science or related fields.

To apply: Application procedure is located at

Accreditation: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
HLC website
HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Specialized Accreditation:

More info: Engineering Distance Education

Disabilities: If you have a disability that may affect your performance in a course, or if you require accommodations in order to take a distance education course, contact NMSU's Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Providing accommodations for distance education students sometimes requires more time than in a traditional classroom setting so students are encouraged to begin working with SAS as early as possible.

Updated: 2008-03-10