Established in 1961 as the nation’s first systems engineering academic department, UA systems engineering operates on the premise that to work effectively and beneficially, large, complex systems must be designed not only with imagination and technical skill but with rigorous attention to the design process and interactions among system components (machines, people, software, hardware, materials, and energy), other systems and society. Courses in probability and statistics, system theory, decision analysis and simulation prepare students for careers in private industry and with public agencies.
Study in the nation’s first academic systems engineering department, where you’ll learn about the design, modeling and analysis of technological systems used for everything from health care to homeland security. Systems engineers are experts in the interaction of machines, people, materials, energy, software and hardware. Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering do projects and conduct research in supply chain management, smart manufacturing and transportation, and autonomous surveillance, for example. They gain proficiency in how systems interact with one another other and society. Systems engineering undergrads have worked on exciting projects with major agencies such as NASA and high-profile industry partners. Undergraduates master skills for careers in fields ranging from entertainment to national security.
Engineering & Technology, Industrial & Systems Engineering
4 years | Full time
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Industrial and Manufacturing Operations – engineering management, cost estimation and optimization, computer integrated manufacturing, supply chain management human factors engineering and mining logistics
Computer technology and data systems – Automation, embedded computer systems and software, data management and filtering
Biomedical Systems – healthcare delivery networks cell regulatory networks, computational and systems biology
Infrastructures and Energy – solar power systems, water/energy/agriculture/transportation infrastructures, communications networking, energy network distribution
Security – emergency preparedness traffic control and evacuation, crowd control, border security
UA systems engineering researchers are handling ground systems engineering for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, set to launch in 2016. The researchers are studying an asteroid that will be scooped up and returned to them for analysis – providing students with outstanding and ongoing research opportunities for years to come.