Career Paths

Graduates with a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering and Management prepare for in-demand careers as systems managers and chief executives across a broad range of sectors. As one example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of computer and information systems management is expected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026, faster than average, as firms transition to digital platforms.

The MS in SEM degree allows for specialization in several industries prominent in the DFW Metroplex including aerospace, space and defense; information assurance and cyber security; telecom and information technology networks; healthcare systems; enterprise systems; energy resources infrastructure; transportation; retail and consumer goods; and financial services.

Companies including Raytheon, ELCAN, Ericsson, TI and HP increasingly rely upon systems engineering managers to execute complex, big-picture projects.

The Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Jindal School of Management have developed relations with these and other companies to support the recruitment of Systems Engineering and Management graduates.

Students in the traditional master’s program have three career offices to help them secure internships and full-time employment: the UT Dallas Career Center; the School of Management’s Career Management Center; and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Industrial Practice Programs.

Some positions that require education the SEM program provides include:

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Vice President of Research and Development
  • Vice President of Systems Engineering
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Director of Systems Engineering
  • Manager Systems Engineering
  • Systems Program Manager
  • Systems Project Manager