Systems Engineering

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach enabling the realization of successful systems by defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle. Systems engineers need to be problem definers, not just problem solvers, and be involved with a system through its life cycle, from development through production, deployment, training support, operation, and disposal.

If you are concerned with this “whole system” and can take an interdisciplinary and top down approach, this graduate program might be right for you.

As a systems engineering student you might study or research:

  • Model based engineering
  • Systems architecting
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Computational intelligence
  • Human system integration
  • Infrastructure systems

Our program, with over 500 graduates since 2000, contributes to the research challenges of systems engineering imposed by today's complex, adaptive, distributed, cooperative and dynamically changing engineering systems.

As one of the leading systems engineering programs in the nation, we are the only university in the world to have four International Council on Systems Engineering Stevens Doctoral Award recipients.