Minor in Systems Engineering

About the Minor

Systems engineering is a set of processes and tools used to guide the engineering of large scale systems. Unlike traditional engineering which may focus on very specific technical components, systems engineers focus on the entirety of a system to ensure it is run efficiently and effectively. The minor will prepare undergraduate students for the current demands of industry and provide them with the opportunity to achieve a formal education in systems engineering.

The Minor in Systems Engineering is designed for students in the College of Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering who are interested in the management of large, complex systems. It leads to careers in a wide range of industries, such as aerospace, communications, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation.

The opportunity to pursue a minor in systems engineering will be offered to students who meet the following conditions:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Upper level students (sophomores, juniors, pre-juniors, and seniors)
  • Student in the College of Engineering or the School of Biomedical Engineering
Core Requirements
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
EGMT 462Introduction to Engineering Management3.0
or MEM 462 Introduction to Engineering Management
EGMT 465Introduction to Systems Engineering3.0
INDE 362Operations Research for Engineering I3.0
SYSE 488Systems Engineering Analysis3.0
Complete 9 credits of courses from the following list9.0
Theory of Control
Systems and Control I
Industrial Engineering Simulation
Systems Analysis Methods I
Systems Analysis Methods II
Performance Enhancement of Dynamic Systems
Systems Engineering Design
Systems Architecture Development
Software Systems Engineering
Systems Integration and Test
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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