Systems Engineering, M.S.
Objective and Description
The Systems Engineering program is designed to provide students with both the fundamental and applied management and technical knowledge to support the development of complex systems. Systems Engineering is that branch of engineering that develops systems, where a system is a collection of elements that work together as a unit.
Systems Engineering considers the total systems life-cycle from customer requirements and concept through design and development, system use, system maintenance, and system disposal. A Systems Engineering curriculum must encourage a broad view rather than a focus on individual system elements or phases of development. This broad view, a systems view, enables better system performance and reduces the likelihood of unintended consequences.
Students may obtain a Master of Science in Systems Engineering and then pursue a PhD in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Systems Engineering.
The M.S. degree in Systems Engineering requires 36 hours of coursework. The coursework is in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The program includes such courses as:
- Introduction to Systems Engineering
- Systems Engineering I
- Systems Engineering II
- Systems Engineering III
- Advanced Operations Research
- Advanced Engineering Statistics
- Simulation and Optimization
- Enterprise Engineering Methods
- Enterprise Architectures and Frameworks
- Engineering Management I
- Engineering Management II
- Project Management
- Advanced Engineering Economy
- Management of Knowledge and Technology