Systems Engineering

What is Systems Engineering?

Systems at Taylor UniversitySystems 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.

Systems Engineering Curriculum

Class Class Name Hours
MAT 151 Calculus I 4
MAT 230 Calculus II 4
MAT 240 Calculus III 4
CHE 211 College Chemistry I 4
PHY211 University Physics I 4
PHY 212 University Physics II 5
COS 120 Introduction to Computational Problem Solving 4
COS 143 Interactive Webpage Design 3
ENP 104 Introduction to Engineering and Software Tools 2
ENP 105 Introduction to Engineering Ethics 1
ENP 252 Principles of Engineering 4
SYS 101 Introduction to Systems 3
ENP 301 Statics and Dynamics 3
ENP 331 Introduction to Electronics 4
MAT 251 Differential Equations 4
MAT 352 Mathematical Statistics 4
MAT 382 Advanced Statistics 3
SYS 401 Operations Research I 3
SYS 405 Operations Research II 3
SYS 402 Modeling and Simulation 3
SYS 403 Operations Management 3
SYS 320 Economic Decision Analysis 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
IAS 330 Human Relations in Organizations 3
ENS 200 Environment and Society 4
ENT 420 Creativity and Concept Development 3
SYS 214 Principles of Human Computer Interaction 3
SYS 390 Information Systems Analysis 3
SYS 394 Information Systems Design 4
SYS 392 Systems Seminar 1
SYS 393 Practicum 2

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SYS 410 Fundamentals of Quality management 2
ENP 491 Review of the Fundamentals of Engineering 1

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ENP 351 Thermodynamics 3
ENP 302 Strength of Materials and Machine Design 3

* 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.