Online Master’s Degree in Data Center Systems Engineering

Join the top ranked MS Datacenter Systems Engineering program in the nation.


Designed to equip you with the comprehensive knowledge and high-demand skills needed to
power the cloud.


SMU Lyle’s MS DSE Program is Creating Leaders in a Critical Field

Boldly Solve Complex Problems

We nurture audacious engineers — multidimensional problem solvers whose multidisciplinary preparation and inventive ideas equip them do good with astounding impact.

Prepare for Rapid Evolution

Our innovative MS DSE program is designed from the ground up to give you a comprehensive learning experience with course contributions from each of our five engineering departments:

  1. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Operations Research and Engineering Management
  5. Civil and Environmental Engineering

Learn Your Way

  • Choose traditional on-campus or 100% online courses
  • 30-credit hour program comprised of core credits and electives
  • Pursue a high-demand specialization in Facilities Infrastructure Management; Data Analytics; Networks, Virtualization, and Security; or Business Management

Specialize. Succeed. Advance.

Datacenter leaders are looking to fill a variety of positions with average starting salaries of $150,000+.

SMU MS Datacenter Systems Engineering Advisory Board

Datacenters will need to fill 300,000 new staff positions around the world by 2025.

Global Data Center Staffing Forecast

Will you accept the challenge?

“Our MS DSE students are recruited by top corporations in the datacenter industry and many of our alumni have become highly successful corporate leaders. The companies that have sought to recruit our MS DSE graduates include Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google, eBay, Verizon, CyrusOne, Compass Datacenter, AT&T, Rackspace, Raytheon, Aligned, Switch, Schneider Electric.”

     Volkan Otugen, Associate Dean, Lyle School of Engineering

Where a simple passion for engineering can ignite world-changing innovation. Did you know?


SMU Lyle graduates are among the top 5% highest paid alumni across a variety of fields


SMU Lyle was recognized by Forbes as a school with “the highest quality and best financial outcome”


We have relationships with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 corporations in defense, electronics, telecommunications, biotechnology, and many other business sectors