Information Systems Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Information Systems Engineering program will give you the tools you need to develop and manage complex systems that solve real-world problems.

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Degrees & Pathways

Focus Areas/Tracks
CybersecurityData EngineeringEnterprise and Web ComputingHuman-Computer InteractionInformation ManagementNetwork EngineeringSoftware EngineeringSystems Engineering

About

In the Information Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, technical professionals and business leaders both benefit from an intensive curriculum in a field that is leading to new technologies and career opportunities every day. Expert instructors, who teach both on-site and online, delve into a wide range of cutting-edge topics from distributed systems and information security to project management and systems analysis.

Upon completing the degree program, students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development processes and components of large-scale information systems.

Contact

Program Chair: John Piorkowski

Program Coordinator: Meghan Aranda (410-516-9907, maranda2@jhu.edu)

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include the following prerequisites: (1) one year of college math (including one semester of calculus or discrete mathematics); (2) one semester of Java (C++ will be accepted but the student must be knowledgeable in Java); and (3) one semester of data structures is conditionally required for those students seeking to take selected courses from Computer Science and Cybersecurity that require data structures.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering (all prerequisites are available) or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • You may submit a detailed résumé if you would like your academic and professional background to be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • Students are required to choose a track to follow.
  • The curriculum consists of three foundation courses and five courses from the Information Systems Engineering (635.xxx) program, which includes selected courses from the Computer Science (605.xxx), Cybersecurity (695.xxx), Systems Engineering (645.xxx), and Engineering Management (595.xxx) programs.
  • At least three courses must be from the same track, at least three courses must be at the 700-level, and at least one 700-level course must be in the chosen track.
  • Courses not listed in the Courses section are considered electives for Information Systems Engineering and require prior advisor approval. Transfer courses will be considered electives. Transfer courses must meet all general EP requirements for transfer, must be directly applicable to Information Systems Engineering, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Graduate students who are not pursuing a master's degree in Information Systems Engineering should consult with their advisor to determine which courses must be successfully completed before 600- or 700-level courses may be taken.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all graduate certificate candidates.
  • If you decide to pursue the full master’s degree, all courses will apply to the master’s degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. You must declare your intention prior to completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Four courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of three Information Systems Engineering courses, as listed in the Courses section below, and one elective.
  • Three of the four courses must be Information Systems Engineering courses, which include 635.xxx courses plus selected courses from the Computer Science (605.xxx), Cybersecurity (695.xxx), Systems Engineering (645.xxx), and Engineering Management (595.xxx) programs.
  • Tracks are not applicable for students pursing certificates.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of four Information Systems Engineering courses, as listed in the Courses section below, and one elective.
  • Four of the five courses must be Information Systems Engineering courses, which include 635.xxx courses plus selected courses from the Computer Science (605.xxx), Cybersecurity (695.xxx), Systems Engineering (645.xxx), and Engineering Management (595.xxx) programs.
  • At least one of these courses must be at the 700-level.
  • Tracks are not applicable for students pursing certificates.
  • Only grades of B− or above can be counted toward the post-master's certificate.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

PREREQUISITES

If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed under Admission Requirements, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. All prerequisite courses are available at Johns Hopkins Engineering. These courses do not count toward the degree or certificate requirements.

FOUNDATION COURSES

Students working toward a master's degree in Information Systems Engineering are required to take the following three foundation courses before taking any other courses.

One or more foundation courses can be waived by the student’s advisor if a student has received an A or B in equivalent graduate courses. In this case, the student may replace the waived foundation courses with the same number of other graduate courses and may take these courses after all remaining foundation course requirements have been satisfied.

COURSES BY TRACK

The tracks offered represent related groups of courses that are relevant for students with interests in the selected areas. Students are required to choose a track to follow and to take at least three courses from the selected track, including at least one 700-level course. The tracks are presented as an aid to students in planning their course selections and are only applicable to students seeking a master’s degree. They do not appear as official designations on a student’s transcript or diploma.

*This track requires Data Structures.

Advising

Please visit the Information Systems Engineering Advising Corner for more information.

Program News

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August 31, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) program has created 34 portable, state-of-the-art teaching studios designed to bring an in-person feeling to students taking remote live and online classes.

August 2020 Program News
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