The list of required courses will provide students with the fundamentals in stochastic processes, linear and nonlinear dynamical systems, and allow them to deepen their knowledge by selecting additional courses from the list of electives below.

The requirements for receiving a certificate are the following:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree from the McKelvey School of Engineering
  • Completion of at least four courses (12 units) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 that are approved by the program director and completion of requirements for a graduate degree in the student's home department.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • ESE 520 Probability and Stochastic Processes (3 units)
  • ESE 551 Linear Dynamic Systems (3 units)
  • ESE 553 Nonlinear Dynamic Systems (3 units)

Program Electives

  • ESE 415 - Optimization (3 units)
  • ESE 425 – Random Processes and Kalman Filtering (3 units) 
  • ESE 543 Control Systems Design by State Space Methods (3 units)
  • ESE 547 Robust and Adaptive Control (3 units)
Students are required to obtain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 overall for courses applied toward the degree. Courses that apply toward the degree must be taken with the credit/letter grade option. The program must be consistent with the residency and other applicable requirements of Washington University and the McKelvey School of Engineering.