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Regis University’s Systems Engineering graduate certificate concentrates on providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement the robust always on infrastructure needed by a major online application such as an e-commerce website and integrating this into the overall organizational IT infrastructure.
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Systems Engineering (Graduate)

Program Overview

Regis University's Systems Engineering graduate certificate provides students with the understanding of engineering principles, network systems, and a range of current technologies used when designing, implementing and managing a secure and robust enterprise information infrastructure used to support e-commerce and other mission critical enterprise applications.

Our Systems Engineering graduate certificate program equips students to understand and use:

  • Current best practice network architectures, standards and protocols
  • Current best practice network design and implementation processes
  • Software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Virtualized server and storage systems, including hosted and in-house cloud services
  • High availability and disaster recovery systems
  • Network and storage encryption systems
  • Authentication, authorization, and auditing (AAA) capabilities
  • Information assurance models that apply to the security of a system's database and application services

Graduates of the Systems Engineering certificate program are sought after technology professionals with the skills to integrate new networks (hardware, software, LAN, WAN) with legacy systems, develop new custom applications, oversee the management of systems support services and coordinate new IT initiatives within all departments of an organization.

Upon completion of this certificate, you will master the service orientation architecture required to design, build and implement data center operations from data hosting best practices to application serving on the web.

Total Systems Engineering Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Systems Engineering Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Required course (3 credit hours)
MSCT 620 Access Networks
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:
MSCT 600 Network Essentials
MSCT 650 High Availability and Disaster Recovery Systems
MSCT 662  Storage Area Networks 
MSCT 664  Routing and Switching 
MSCT 680  Enterprise Storage 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.


How to Apply

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A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program.

Regis University’s graduate academic certificates are designed for students who seek new career opportunities, are looking to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and to advance themselves educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CC&IS graduate student's program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Academic graduate certificates from the College of Computer & Information Sciences require students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in database application, programming, computer networking and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas.

  • Complete the online certificate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the Office of Admissions.
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essay
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due one month prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $8,570 12 $710 $50
Online $8,570 12 $710 $50

2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2016

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $8,760 12 $730 $50
Online $8,760
12 $730 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.