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.

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 one year of college math including one semester of calculus or discrete mathematics; and a course in programming using a modern programming language such as Java or C++.
  • A course in data structures may also be required for students seeking to take selected courses from Computer Science and Cybersecurity.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate's academic and professional background will 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, including selected courses from the Computer Science (605.xxx), Cybersecurity (695.xxx), System Engineering (645.xxx), and Technical Management (595.xxx) programs.
  • At least three courses must be from the same track, and at least two must be at the 700-level or higher.
  • Up to two electives may be selected from other programs. Electives from other programs require approval of the Information Systems Engineering program chair or vice chair. Transfer courses will be considered electives.
  • Only one grade of 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 post-master's 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. The student must declare their intention prior to the completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of four Information Systems Engineering courses and one elective.
  • Four of the five courses must be Information Systems Engineering (635.xxx) courses.
  • Tracks are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of five foundation courses and one elective.
  • Five of the six courses must be Information Systems Engineering (635.xxx) courses, and at least two of these courses must be at the 700-level.
  • Tracks are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

Please refer to the course schedule published each term for exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors.

PREREQUISITES

These courses do not count towards 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 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. The tracks are presented as an aid to students in planning their course schedules 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.

* Admission to these courses requires fulfillment of the data structures prerequisite.

Advising

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

Program News

Top Instructors Receive 2016 Faculty Awards
April 5, 2016

During a faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on March 16, we honored twelve Johns Hopkins Engineering instructors for their dedication and innovation in the classroom.

Balancing teaching with their own careers, our instructors work tirelessly to provide an educational experience that is both challenging and highly relevant for today's students.

APL Named One of World's Most Innovative Companies
February 26, 2016

Fast Company magazine recently named the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as one of the world's most innovative companies of 2016 for building the bionic man, one arm at a time.

High Rankings from U.S. News & World Report for Online Master's Programs in Engineering and IT
January 21, 2016

The online graduate programs at Johns Hopkins Engineering maintained high rankings from U.S. News & World Report this year.

In the new report, released January 12, 2016, Johns Hopkins Engineering secured #11 in the overall Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs rankings, up one spot from last year.

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