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The Georgia Tech Research Institute's expert scientists and engineers teach more than half of the courses offered through the Georgia Institute of Technology's (Georgia Tech's) Distance Learning and Professional Education program.

Professional Masters Degree in Applied Systems Engineering

The Professional Master’s Degree in Applied Systems Engineering is designed to help experienced, mid-career engineers expand their knowledge in the complex field of systems engineering. The interdisciplinary degree is especially attractive to high-level engineers in corporations and government agencies that must design, develop and manage complex systems.

Based on a unique “blended learning” format that combines traditional teaching with group learning, distance education and face-to-face interactions, the Professional Master’s Degree in Applied Systems Engineering fills a significant gap in the higher education offerings for working engineers.

The unique format of the program is appealing to practicing engineers because it fits how they work – and builds on the specific disciplines they have already mastered. It includes face-to-face instruction at work locations and substantial use of distance learning technologies to allow engineers to obtain the degree as part-time students. The program also includes team-based projects on complex systems – and systems of systems – in which the students will apply what they learn.

Courses are taught by leading experts in the field of systems engineering, including world-class research faculty from the Georgia Tech Research Institute and academic faculty from both the Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering and Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

The degree helps engineers focus on the engineering of systems and development of a systems engineering mindset. The core information includes the underlying principles of the systems engineering process, systems requirements engineering, analysis and design, integration, modeling and simulation, verification and validation, and systems engineering leadership and management.

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For more information about professional education, please visit Georgia Tech’s Distance Learning and Professional Education Web site. For detailed information on specific course offerings please visit one of the following mini-sites: Professional Masters Degree in Applied Systems Engineering , Defense Technology or Occupational Safety & Health.

Professional Education for the Defense Industry

GTRI scientists and engineers conduct state-of-the art defense technology research for the U.S. Department of Defense and other government sponsors. They bring their expertise to the Georgia Tech Defense Technology Professional Education Program, where they conduct courses in the latest defense technologies.

These rigorous courses deliver technical expertise and real-world discipline for real-world applications. They can have an immediate impact on your job in:

  • Airborne / space
  • Antennas
  • Electronic warfare
  • Infrared and electro-optical technology
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Radar
  • Systems engineering
  • Test and evaluation
  • And more!

For More information

For more information about professional education, please visit Georgia Tech’s Distance Learning and Professional Education Web site. For detailed information on specific course offerings please visit one of the following mini-sites: Professional Masters Degree in Applied Systems Engineering , Defense Technology or Occupational Safety & Health.

Professional Education in Occupational Safety and Health

GTRI researchers help government and industry organizations across the country meet workplace safety standards established by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). At Georgia Tech, they conduct occupational safety and health courses and make their expertise available to everyone.

These comprehensive courses provide a thorough understanding of OSHA, hazmat, and environmental safety and health materials—and their applications—in a real-world setting. They can help you set the standard for safety at your company and:

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest OSHA standards
  • Gain valuable safety and health knowledge
  • Get practical, hands-on experience
  • Learn to spot potential workplace hazards and disasters before they happen
  • Keep yourself and your co-workers safe in the workplace
  • Make an immediate impact at your company by applying the expertise of your Georgia Tech instructors

For More information

For more information about professional education, please visit Georgia Tech’s Distance Learning and Professional Education Web site. For detailed information on specific course offerings please visit one of the following mini-sites: Professional Masters Degree in Applied Systems Engineering , Defense Technology or Occupational Safety & Health.

The U.S. Department of Defense has relied on the GTRI-developed FalconViewTM software program since the 1990s to analyze and display geographical data crucial to mission planners. The program's ease of use, open architecture and interoperability all contribute to its popularity - there are more than 900 registered developers creating tools for use in FalconView and more than 45,000 users. These numbers will likely increase soon when portions of FalconView are released as open-source software.

To help developers master FalconView and improve the quality of new tools, GTRI created the FalconView Developer's Certificate Program in partnership with Georgia Tech's Distance Learning and Professional Education. The program includes six courses covering topics from developing basic overlays to tracking thousands of items in real-time to creating new background map types. Customized training is also available.

"Developers are shown the technical details of the FalconView programming interfaces and also the ‘whys' and ‘hows' of programming," said Daniel Longhurst, a GTRI senior research scientist and course instructor.

For users of the software, GTRI teaches three user courses: Introduction to FalconView-Basic Operations, FalconView Advanced Users, and FalconView Systems Administration. GTRI plans to make the user courses available online.

"It's definitely a benefit that the creators of the software are the ones helping developers and users learn how to better apply FalconView to their mission planning and situational analysis needs," said Chris Bailey, GTRI principal research engineer and FalconView project director.

Learn more about the FalconView Developers Certificate Program.