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Systems Engineering Illustrative Programs

As you browse through the following pages you will find some illustrations of two-semester degree plans that combine coursework in systems engineering with electives chosen to emphasize different application domains. These sample programs are illustrative only. There are many possible elective courses that are not included in any of these samples. As illustrations, however, these sample programs provide an idea of the range of applications that are possible within the overall program. Please be advised that some courses offerings or pre-requisites may vary from year to year and the best recommendation is that you work with your academic advisor to develop a program that satisfies the degree requirements and meets your academic and career goals.

Bio-Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. & Six-Sigma For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
CHEME 4720 Feedback Control Systems 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
BEE 4750 Environmental Systems Analysis 3 Mod & An.

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
BME 4040 Biomedical System Design 4 Application
BME 4810 Biomedical Engineering 3 Application
BEE 4500 Bioinstrumentation 4 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

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Business Systems

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
ORIE 5580 Simulation Modeling and Analysis 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
ORIE 4152 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 3 Mgmt.

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 14
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
ORIE 5150 Economic Analysis of Engineering Systems 4 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

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Chemical Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 14-18
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Choose 1 or 2 of 3 Below:

MAE 5780 Feedback Control Systems 4 Mod & An.
CHEME 5720 Managing New Business Development 3 Mgmt.
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.

Selection of Module Courses 3

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 13-17
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CHEME 4700 Process Control Strategies 3 Application
Selection of Module Courses

Fall & Spring Semester 1 Credit Modules

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17-18
CHEME 5201 Introduction to Biomedical Processing S,1 Application
CHEME 5202 Introduction to Electronic Materials Processing S,1 Application
CHEME 5203 Introduction to Polymer Processing S,1 Application
CHEME 5204 Turbomachinary Applications F,1 Application
CHEME 5205 Applications of Fluid Dynamics F,1 Application
CHEME 5207 HydroCarbon Resources and Petroleum Refining S,1 Application
CHEME 5208 Renewable Resources form Agriculture - Sugarcane as a Feedstock S,1 Application
CHEME 5209 Applied Heat Transfer F,1 Application

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Communications Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17-18
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Choose 2 of 4 Below:

CS 6850 The Structure of Information Networks 3 Application
ECE 5830 Introduction to Technical Management 3 Managing
ECE 4450 Computer Networks and Telecommunications 4 Application
ECE 5660 Fundamentals of Networks 4 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 14-15
SYSEN 5200 Systems Architecture, Behavior, and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
Choose 2 of 5 Below:
ECE 5830 Control and Optimization of Information Networks 4
ECE 5620 Fundamentals of Information Theory 4
CS 4302 Web Information Systems 3
CS 5300 The Arch of Large Scale Information Systems 4
ECE 5680 Mobile Communication Systems 4 Application

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Controls & Optimization Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 14-15
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
ECE 5120 Feedback Control Systems 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Choose 1 of 3 Below:

ORIE 5300 Optimization I 4 Mod & An.
CS 5720 Heuristic Methods for Optimization 3,4 Application
MAE 5120 Linear Systems 4 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17-18
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
Choose 2 of 5 Below:
MAE 6780 Multivariable Control 4 Mod & An.
MAE 6770 Robust Control 4 Mod & An.
ORIE 5310 Optimization II 4 Mod & An.
CS 4820 Intro to Analysis of Algorithms 4 Mod & An.
MAE 5180 Autonomous Mobile Robots 4 Application

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Environmental Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. & Six-Sigma For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
CHEME 6640 Energy Economics 3 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 15
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 6200 Water-Resources Systems Engineering 3 Application
CEE 5970 Risk Analysis and Management 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CEE 6650 Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems 3 Application

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Food/Agriculture/Nutrition Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 15
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. & Six-Sigma For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
AEM 6040 Food Systems and Poverty Reduction: Concepts and Themes 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
AEM 6420 Globalization, Food Safety, and Nutrition 2 Application
Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 16
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. & Six-Sigma For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
CEE 6060 Civil Infrastructure Systems 3 Application
CEE 5950 Construction Planning and Operations 3 Mgmt.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 16
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
CEE 6630 Network Flows and Algorithms 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CEE 5980 Introduction to Design Analysis 3 Mod & An.

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Logistics Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 18
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
ORIE 5300 Operations Research I: Optimization I 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
ORIE 5100 Design of Manufacturing Systems 4 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 14
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
ORIE 5126 Principles of Supply Chain Management 4 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

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Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 14-15
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
MAE 5780 Feedback Control Systems 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Choose 1 of 4 Below:

CS 5150 Software Engineering 4 Application
CS 5720 Heuristic Methods for Optimization 3,4 Application
ECE 4450 Computer Networks and Telecommunications 4 Application
ECE 5470 Computer Vision 4 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17-18
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
Choose 2 of 4 Below:
ECE 4760 Designing with Microcontrollers 4 Application
CS 4758 Robot Learning 4 Application
CS 4820 Intro to Analysis of Algorithms 4 Mod & An.
MAE 5180 Autonomous Mobile Robots 4 Application

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Natural Resource Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. & Six-Sigma For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
NTRES 6340 International Conservation: Communities and the Management of the World’s Natural Resources 4 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CHEME 6640 Energy Economics 3 Mod & An.

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
AEM 6510 Environmental and Resource Economics 4 Application
NTRES 6280 Principles and Practices of Applied Wildlife Science 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
ECON 7360  Public Finance: Resource Allocation and Fiscal Policy 4 Application

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Product Development Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
  Total Credits 14  
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
ORIE 5100 Design of Manufacturing Systems 4 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
MAE 5340 Innovative Product Design via Digital Manufacturing 4 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
CEE 6900 Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership 3 Mgmt.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
ORIE 5126 Operations Research in Supply Chain Management 4 Application

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Software Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 14-15
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
CS 5150 Software Engineering 4 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Choose 1 of 4 Below:

CS 5846 Decision Theory I 4 Mod & An.
ORIE 5300 Optimization I 4 Mod & An.
MAE 5780 Feedback Control Systems 4 Mod & An.
CS 5722 Heuristic Methods for Optimization 3,4 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 18
SYSEN 5200  Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
Choose 2 of 5 Below:
ORIE 4350 Introduction to Game Theory 4 Mod & An.
CS 4820 Intro to Analysis of Algorithms 4 Mod & An.
MAE 5180 Autonomous Mobile Robots 4 Application
ORIE 5310 Optimization II 4 Mod & An.
CS 6320 Database Systems 4 Application

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Spacecraft/Aerospace Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 14-15
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng  4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Choose 2 or 3 of 4 Below:

MAE 5700 Finite Element Analysis for Mechanical and Aerospace Design 3 Application
ECE 4720 Feedback Control Systems 4 Mod & An.
ECE 4150 Global Positioning System Theory and Design 4 Application
MAE 5710 Applied Dynamics 3 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17-18
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
Choose 1 or 2 of 4 Below:
MAE 4770 Multivariable Control 4 Mod & An.
MAE 6770 Robust Control 4 Mod & An.
MAE 5060 Aerospace Propulsion Systems 3 Application
MAE 4770 Engineering Vibrations 3 Mod & An.

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Sustainability Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. & Six-Sigma For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
NTRES 6340 International Conservation: Communities and the Management of the World’s Natural Resources 4 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CHEME 5720 Managing New Business Development 3 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
AEM 6510 Environmental and Resource Economics 4 Application
CEE 6650 Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
AEM 6600 Agroecosystems, Economic Development, and the Environment 3 Application

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System Design and Optimization

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 18
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
ORIE 5300 Operations Research I: Optimization I 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
ORIE 5100 Design of Manufacturing Systems  4 Application

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 14
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization  3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management  4 Core
ORIE 5310 Optimization II 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

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Transportation Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. & Six-Sigma For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
CEE 6620 Urban Transportation Network Design and Analysis 3 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 16
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 6630 Network Flows and Algorithms 3 Application
CEE 6650 Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
ECON 7360 Public Finance: Resource Allocation and Fiscal Policy 4 Application

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Vehicle Systems Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group

Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
ECE 4720 Feedback Control Systems 4 Mod & An.
MAE 5700 Finite Element Analysis for Mechanical and Aerospace Design 4 Mod & An.
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 14
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
Choose 1 of 2 Below:
MAE 4860 Automotive Engineering 3 Application
MAE 5060 Aerospace Propulsion Systems 3 Application

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Web Applications and Information Engineering

Fall Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 17
SYSEN 5100 Model Based Sys Eng 4 Core
SYSEN 5300 Systems Engr. For the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems 3 Mod & An.
INFO 4307 Learning from Web Data 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core
CS 5150 Software Engineering 4 Mod. & An.

Spring Semester

Course Name Cr. Group
Total Credits 13
SYSEN 5200 Systems Analysis Behavior and Optimization 3 Core
CEE 5900 Project Management 4 Core
CS 4302 Web Information Systems 3 Application
SYSEN 5900 Systems Engineering Design Project 3 Core

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