Convergent Systems Engineering: 5 years of commensurate work experience is preferred.
However, your undergraduate field of study will factor in, as well as a masters degree in a similar field of study.
The Convergent Systems Engineering program has three specializations that differ in program length. The Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering specialization is full-time that runs four quarters in a row with the completion occurring in August. The Cyber Physical Social Systems and Value Supply Chain specializations are part-time that will take two years to complete, including two summers.
For the Convergent Systems Engineering (CoSE) program, the Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering is offered as a full-time program. The Cyber Physical Social Systems (CPSS) and Value Supply Chain (VSC) specializations are both offered as part-time programs.
Once per quarter, AESE holds a 4-day workshop from Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PT.
Please note that our courses are designed for in-person attendance. While on occasion you may need to miss class due to work commitments, these need to be planned in advance with faculty. Please visit the "Curriculum" page for the program you are interested in to view the calendar.
Many of our students have been able to get their tuition funded through the GI Bill. Please speak with Veterans Affairs to see if you qualify for funding:
In addition, you can request a waiver of UCSD's application fee. More information is available here:
Most of the students enrolled in the MAS programs take advantage of tuition reimbursement programs through their employers. We encourage you to explore this option with your employer.
MAS students are not eligible to pursue TA positions at UCSD. They can, however, apply to positions posted for on-campus jobs through UCSD’s student job portal, Handshake
UCSD’s Financial Aid Office has information about external resources available to graduate students.