What is Systems Engineering?
Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: operations, cost & schedule, performance, training & support, test, manufacturing, and disposal.
The degree is offered jointly by the Computer Science and Engineering,and Physics and Engineering departments.
The Systems Engineering degree is very similar to an Industrial Engineering degree, but there are some very important differences. An Industrial Engineering degree would give a student more experience with manufacturing. The Systems Engineering degree draws on the strengths of our Computer Science & Engineering department and provides Systems Engineering stuents with a greater understanding and knowledge of Information Systems, which is valuable in many different career fields.
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College Chemistry I
University Physics I
University Physics II
Introduction to Computational Problem Solving
Interactive Webpage Design
Introduction to Engineering and Software Tools
Introduction to Engineering Ethics
Principles of Engineering
Introduction to Systems
Statics and Dynamics
Introduction to Electronics
Operations Research I
Operations Research II
Modeling and Simulation
Economic Decision Analysis
Principles of Microeconomics
Human Relations in Organizations
Environment and Society
Creativity and Concept Development
Principles of Human Computer Interaction
Information Systems Analysis
Information Systems Design
Fundamentals of Quality management
Review of the Fundamentals of Engineering
Strength of Materials and Machine Design
* While the course requirements listed are believed to be an accurate representation of the requirements for these degrees in computer science for the 2011–12 catalog year, it is not the official listing of requirements. Refer to the Taylor University Academic Catalog pages on the Taylor University Web site.