Systems Engineering

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System engineering is the engineering discipline that focuses on integrating all the key elements of a system into one overall structure and managing it throughout its lifecycle from “cradle to grave.” This is the technical discipline that is the glue that holds an engineering project together. It encompasses the full life cycle of a project from customer requirements through design, validation and verification, production, and end of life retirement. It supports documented, rational, and complete requirement decomposition with a specific focus on risk management and mitigation.

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Whatever your specific position upon graduation, you will be working within a larger organizational context and your ability to think and analyze at that systems engineering level will give you an advantage. This program exposes you to a systems engineering perspective and gives you hands-on experience with complex systems-level problems.


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