The systems science and engineering program at the McKelvey School of Engineering prepares students to view an entire system of components as an entity rather than as an assembly of individual parts. Each component is designed to fit properly with the other components rather than to function by itself.
The engineering and mathematics of systems is a rapidly developing field. It is one of the most modern segments of applied mathematics, as well as an engineering discipline. It is concerned with the identification, modeling, analysis, design and control of systems that are potentially as large and complex as the U.S. economy or as precise and vital as a space voyage.
Bachelor of Science in Systems Science & Engineering
This professional degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
This program educates students in the engineering and science of systems. Graduates are expected to have mathematical competence and knowledge of systems analysis, control, design methods, numerical methods, differential equations, dynamic systems theory, automatic control theory, system stability, estimation, optimization, modeling, identification, simulation and basic computer programming.
A second major in systems science is ideal for students majoring in many areas, such as physics, chemistry, economics, finance, supply chain management and computational biology. Students are not allowed to add this second major to either the BS in Systems Engineering or the BS in Applied Science in Systems Engineering.