Division of Systems Engineering (SE)

The Division of Systems Engineering (SE) is a unique interdisciplinary graduate program that brings together select faculty from engineering departments across the university. The SE curriculum and research activities target crucial aspects of system design and integration with a wide range of industrial applications. SE offers PhD, MS and MEng degrees to graduate students with interests in information, decision and control sciences, and in all application areas encompassing the modeling, analysis, simulation, control, optimization and management of complex systems.

The Division offers cross-disciplinary research opportunities through the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE), leveraging the expertise of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and management faculty from the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management.

Research Areas:

  • Automation
  • Control and robotics
  • Communication and networking
  • Computational and systems biology
  • Information sciences
  • Production, service, and energy systems
  • Supply chain management

Systems Engineering cuts across the traditional engineering departments as a discipline that enables endless possibilities for building, analyzing or managing systems, from electrical, mechanical, chemical or biological to those involving business processes and logistics. Our graduates pursue careers in both academia and industry. Those who choose positions in industrial or financial service organizations are equipped with the unique skills they need to adapt their knowledge and expertise to different industries and applications, placing them in high demand in a growing marketplace.

Read about the growing importance of Systems Engineering and its rewards as a career in the IEEE USA Today’s Engineer – Career Focus:  Systems Engineering.

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