Systems Engineering

If working with circuits sounds like a fun afternoon, Systems Engineering may be for you.

If working with circuits sounds like fun, Systems Engineering may be for you.

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining the system’s needs and logistics during development. Students learn to consider the complete problem: operations, cost and schedule, performance, training and support, testing, manufacturing, and disposal.

The Systems Engineering degree is very similar to an Industrial Engineering degree, but there are essential differences. An Industrial Engineering degree would give a student more experience with manufacturing, while the Systems Engineering degree provides Systems Engineering students with a greater understanding and knowledge of Information Systems. These skills prove themselves valuable in many different career fields.


  • Students learn the most effective ways to use basic factors of production to provide a service or make a project
  • Offered jointly by the Computer Science & Engineering, Physics, and Engineering departments.
  • Students learn to consider systems as whole processes rather than as isolated events


  • Requires 105-107 credit hours
  • Requires Systems credit hours

▷ See updated course descriptions in Taylor’s Academic Catalog.