Systems Engineering

systems engineering
Imagine yourself at the forefront of technology, collaborating with a team of experts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and/or software development. Systems Engineers are at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and improving the lives of people around the world.

It's all about looking at the big picture and finding smart solutions to complex problems. Systems Engineers work on projects that involve multiple components, like designing a new car or developing a space mission. They figure out how different parts should work together smoothly, considering everything from the mechanical aspects to the software and even how people will interact with it.

What Can You Do with Systems Engineering?

Professional engineers ready to tackle complex challenges are needed in multiple industries, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, telecommunications and renewable energy. Here are a few specific examples of jobs in systems engineering:

  • Entrepreneurial Engineers love solving customer problems by finding the right balance between technology and business priorities. They may work at start-ups, small companies, or as “intrapreneurs” in the innovation branch of large, global companies.
  • Equipment & Tool Engineers specialize in the design, development, and management of equipment and tools that are essential for manufacturing, construction, research, or other operational processes.
  • Sales Application Engineers combine their technical expertise with sales skills to analyze customer needs, assess product compatibility, and recommend customized technical solutions.
  • Software Systems Engineers integrate technology components into larger systems, understanding interfaces, interactions, and dependencies between software and other system components.

What You'll Study in Systems Engineering

Your pathway begins with mathematics and physics to understand the fundamental principles behind system behavior. Engineering courses will cover topics like electrical circuits, mechanical systems, and control theory to help you understand the components and mechanisms of systems. Project management and business courses develop skills in planning, organizing, and leading interdisciplinary projects. Your specific interests will guide your path through technical electives.