Systems Engineering

Professional Achievement Award in Systems Engineering

Professional Achievement Award in Systems Engineering

Classroom Program


9-12 months


UCR Extension

Join this interdisciplinary field and learn how to test, evaluate and modify all types of engineering systems. Take a step back and use your engineering background to look at the "bigger picture." You will be able to test real world projects and complete milestones to ensure the project meets standards set by key stakeholders and customers.

Designed For

Analysts, professionals and managers who work on complex projects, particularly in engineering areas.

What You'll Learn

  • Project definition and systems requirements
  • Analysis of various factors and potential points of failure
  • Costs and risks associated with project development
  • Verification and validation of all results

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in firms, companies, government or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Systems Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Application Engineer
  • Senior Engineer

Program Overview


9 Units

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Quarter 1

Systems Engineering Management


3 units

Quarter 2

Systems Engineering Requirements and Analysis

ENGR X463.21

3 units

Quarter 3

Systems Engineering Design, Integration, Verification and Validation

ENGR X463.31

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“For the past 25 years, I have trained teams in Systems Engineering and Project Management. I enjoy providing practical knowledge to students, and sharing the training that I have with those interested in learning how to apply systems engineering to their major projects.”

Bruce Ziemenski

Director of Engineering
American Forces Radio and TV Broadcast Center
March Air Reserve Base

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