Systems and Control Engineering

Wind turbines out in a field
Master of Science

About the Program

Expand your industry impact with a Master of Science in Systems and Control Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Here, you’ll study energy systems, signal processing and more through customizable coursework that fits your schedule. Systems and control engineers are critical to successful projects, and it shows: by 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects nearly 200,000 engineering and architecture jobs to be created.

What to Expect

Choose coursework based on your interests, and you’ll be prepared to build and manage systems for renewable energy or work with smart buildings. Whatever you decide, you’ll have a strong support system of faculty and fellow students.

In as little as 16 months, you’ll learn how to solve the most pressing engineering problems, supplementing classroom learning with hands-on research. You’ll pursue one of three tracks—focusing on a thesis, a project, or classroom study—based on your strengths.

If you look at any industry teams working on projects, you will have people from different disciplines who are specialists. The systems person is the one who will be able to understand everything. They’re not the master of any particular vertical, but they’re the glue that brings everyone together. They’re the team leaders, and will be able to help other engineers communicate with one another, ensuring project objectives are met. That’s what’s special about systems and control engineering.

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Beyond the Classroom

Supportive faculty help you turn your ideas into impactful research projects. Our leading-edge facilities give you the chance to delve into any and all systems and control engineering-related research projects. Whether you opt to study wind turbine systems, advanced control systems, or another subject area, you’ll have access to the resources you need.

By the Numbers


engineering graduate school in the country, U.S. News & World Report


private research university in the U.S., Center for Measuring University Performance 


most innovative university, Reuters


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Admission Requirements

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

The application process requires:

  • Online application, including a statement of purpose
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Test scores for GRE
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL or IELTS

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