The systems engineering program at Cornell was fantastic for me because of the diversity in backgrounds, perspectives, and opportunities. As a younger student in the program with little professional experience, working with other students at different points in their career, students on-campus and on-line, and professors from multiple disciplines with backgrounds in industry and research gave me an interdisciplinary understanding of systems engineering as well as a broader base understanding of different fields.
The Systems Engineering program began in 1988 encouraged by strong industrial demand. It began the next year with a single, team taught, interdisciplinary course. Soon thereafter, the program offered...Read more about First group of Systems Ph.D. students pass Qualifying Exams