Systems Engineering Major

Systems Engineering Major

Systems Engineering

Major

The systems engineering major combines elements of traditional engineering, systems engineering, finance, decision analysis, and organizational management courses. Cadets will learn the methods, processes, and tools needed to understand and conduct meaningful decision analysis in support of complex systems.

The systems engineering major is concerned with system design, management, and decision analysis of tangible and abstract systems in accordance with performance requirements, budget, and schedules. The program combines elements of traditional engineering, systems engineering, finance, decision analysis, and organizational management courses. Cadets will learn the methods, processes, and tools needed to understand and conduct meaningful decision analysis in support of complex systems. These large systems require an interdisciplinary approach rooted in technical, management, and leadership skills. Industry and domain-based concentrations are available, to include project management, logistics management, personnel management, defense systems, financial Systems, cyber security, management science, international affairs, and mathematical modeling. Systems and decision sciences graduates are ready to lead multidisciplinary teams, perform systems thinking and tackle complex, ill-defined, and interdisciplinary problems characterized by global, political, social, military, economic, and technological challenges.  

 

The Systems Engineering Program is ABET accredited. This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Systems Engineering.

Required Courses

EM411 PROJECT MANAGEMENT  

SE301 FNDTN ENGIN DSGN & SYS MGMT 

SE302 FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMS ENG 

SE370 COMPUTER AIDED SYSTEMS ENG 

SE375 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 

SE385 DECISION ANALYSIS  

SE387 DETERMINISTIC MODELS  

SE388 STOCHASTIC MODELS 

SE400 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SEMIN

 

Sample Electives

EM481 SYSTEMS SIMULATION  

SE485 COMBAT MODELING 

SM484 SYSTEM DYNAMICS SIMULATION

EE301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEC ENGIN  

MC300 FUND OF ENGR MECH AND DESIGN

ME387 INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICS

CE350 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING

NE300 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGR

CY450 CYBER SECURITY ENGINEERING

EE477 DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

XE475 MECHATRONICS

EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CS486 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

CY394 CLOUD COMPUTING

EE450 MILITARY ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

PL394 ANTHROPOMETRICS & BIOMECHANICS

CY460 CYBER POLICY, STRATEGY, & OPNS

ME472 ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Systems Engineering Major Curriculum.

Cadets in this major have the opportunity to apply for a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. Past experiences have included work with The Army Science Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, Raytheon, Boeing, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Research and Analysis Command (TRAC), and NATO. These opportunities allow cadets to travel around the world to place like France, Australia, Nicaragua, Germany, Honduras, Washington, D.C., Monterey, C.A., and Maui, H.I. Cadets can also join the Systems Engineering Club

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Systems Engineering, the System Design and Analysis Center or the Operations Research Center.