Systems Engineering

This program option begins with a thorough background in the fundamentals of analog and digital electronics, the basics of mechanical analysis and the fundamentals of programming and software design. More advanced subjects include robotics, control, computer-aided design and manufacture, embedded and real-time systems and image processing.

A wide array of electives allows students to tailor their expertise to their interests. Systems graduates will be able to recognize problems requiring knowledge from diverse disciplines, and focus the efforts of multi-talented teams on their solution. They will learn how to translate their unique ideas into the tool manipulations that are utilized to create a finished product. Robotics – the design and analysis of machines that see, feel, grasp and manipulate their environment – is a key theme in this option.


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The Systems option prepares highly versatile engineers capable of integrating electronics, mechanical design and computer hardware and software.

Typical careers include:

  • System engineer in a variety of fields including automotive, automation, aerospace, electronic and mechanical equipment, robotics, and intelligent systems.
  • Systems analyst in high-tech research and development
  • Embedded control systems engineer
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Bridge person in a design team
  • Technical support engineer in industry, academia, and government agencies.