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 30 hours of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree. The program of study includes:
Core Courses – Students should take the cores courses as soon as possible
- IE 5351 Introduction to Systems Engineering
- IE 5352 Requirements Engineering
- IE 5353 Systems Architecture and Design
- IE 5354 Management of Complex Systems
- IE 5317 Introduction to Statistics
Elective List A Courses – Students must select a minimum of 1 course
- IE 5301 Introduction to Operations Research
- IE 5318 Applied Regression Analysis
- IE 5322 Simulation and Optimization
- IE 5320 Enterprise Engineering Methods
- IE 5321 Enterprise Analysis & Design
Elective List B Courses – Students must select a minimum of 1 course
- IE 6305 Engineering Management I
- IE 6306 Engineering Management II
- OPMA 5364 Project Management
- IE 5304 Advanced Engineering Economy
- IE 5345 Management of Knowledge and Technology
Elective Courses – Students must select elective courses to reach a total of 30 credit hours. One elective course must be from elective list A or B above. With advisor approval students may select a maximum of 2 graduate engineering, science, or business courses outside of industrial engineering.