Systems Engineering Major

A Systems Engineering major/degree is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

Includes instruction in such courses as engineering experiment design, simulation modeling and analysis, systems engineering concepts, and human system interface.  As well, courses in computer systems, programming, and advanced math courses.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Systems Engineering major/degree (use the College Search feature and enter "systems engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Systems Engineering?

A major/degree in Systems Engineering involves a multidisciplinary program with career opportunities in nearly every industry.   No matter what the industry, you likely will design, develop, and manage complex solutions and systems to ensure all of the components of a system solution work together.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Systems Engineering

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Systems Engineering