Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

LMU’s System Engineering (SE) and Engineering Management programs are offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. All programs are graduate-only, characterized by excellence in SE that prepare graduates to address and ethically solve some of the most complex problems facing society. The programs include an MS in Systems Engineering, with an option for a technical focus in one of the engineering disciplines (aeronautics and space systems; civil engineering; computer science; cybersecurity; electrical engineering; engineering management; mechanical engineering), a dual-degree program in SE and MBA, and a variety of certificates.

Contact Information

  • Chair of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: Jie Xu
  • Office Location: Doolan Hall 204
  • Telephone: 310.338.2392
  • Email:


Elham Ghashghai, Ph.D.; Robert J. Johnson, Ph.D.; Umesh Ketkar, Andrew Kopito; Mary Magilligan; Scott Neibuhr; John Poladian;  Nirav Shah, Ph.D.; Charles Tang, Ph.D.; Frederick Linkchorst, Ron Burch, Claire Leon, Ph.D.

Program Advisers

Claire Leon, Director of the Launch Enterprise Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California; David Chow, Chief Scientific Officer HRL Laboratories; Dennis Nakasone, President and Chief Systems Engineer Nova Sky Aerospace; Katrina Hiramoto, Systems Engineer Department Manager Future Aircraft Systems & Technology at Raytheon; Melissa Price, Assistant Dept Manager Systems Engineering Northrop Grumman; Michelle C. Hauer, RF Technology Area Director Raytheon; Nick Zilmer, Systems Engineering Director Boeing; Rocco Samuele, Director Mission Engineering & Operations Northrop Grumman