Major in Systems Engineering
The Systems Engineering program is designed to provide a broadâbased 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 optionâspecific courses. In addition, each option requires 15 hours of systemsâengineering electives. Students may choose one or more minors, but a minor is not a degree requirement.
To be admitted into the systemsâengineering 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:
- Systems Engineering Core Flowchart
- Computer Option Flowchart
- Electrical Option Flowchart
- Mechanical Option Flowchart
- Telecommunications Option Flowchart