Designed for mid-career professionals with exceptional credentials, System Design & Management (SDM) offers a rigorous academic program leading to a master’s degree in engineering and management. Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • expertise in at least one technical field;
  • leadership experience; and
  • a commitment to integrating engineering and management skills in a highly collaborative setting.

Please note: Finalists for SDM admissions will be required to attend an in-person or video interview via Skype prior to receiving a final decision. These applicants will be contacted directly by the SDM Admissions Office.

Graduate Certificate in Systems and Product Development

The Graduate Certificate in Systems and Product Development is designed to meet the needs of companies affiliated with SDM, and many companies have their own standards for choosing candidates. In addition, all candidates must meet MIT’s demanding admission requirements and be approved by SDM’s admissions committee in order to enroll.