Degree Program

Major in Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering program is designed to provide a broad‐based education in the design and analysis of complex systems, offering four options for specialization: computer systems, telecommunication systems, mechanical systems, and electrical systems. Each option has a common systems engineering core of 35 hours, 29 hours of communication, humanities, social science and business courses, and 30 hours of science and mathematics. Each option requires a core of 20 hours in option‐specific courses. In addition, each option requires 15 hours of systems‐engineering electives. Students may choose one or more minors, but a minor is not a degree requirement.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the systems‐engineering program, the student must be eligible to enroll in MATH 1451 Calculus I and in RHET 1312 Composition II. Students who wish to major in systems engineering but need to take RHET 1311 Composition I or MATH 1302 College Algebra and 1303 Trigonometry may be provisionally admitted into the major once they have enrolled in these courses, but they may require more time to complete the program than students who take Engineering Calculus and Composition II in their first term. Prior to formal admission, students are strongly encouraged to seek advice from a faculty advisor in systems engineering and to declare their major as early as possible so they can be advised in the department.

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Systems Engineering Prerequisites



Recommended course sequence for Systems Engineering undergrads:









Course Description

Current Course Descriptions (2007-2008)