Specialization in Systems Engineering

Lead Faculty: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan

This specialization focuses on complex technology systems that have a far reaching effect on society and its people. These systems are comprised of three types of entities: a) complex products such as aircraft, ships, land vehicles, and military hardware; b) networks of information and infrastructure such as air traffic control, highways, and public works and environmental processes; and, c) the organizations that design, build, and maintain these products, systems and related services, i.e., businesses (public and private, for-profit and non-profit), military command, and government agencies. The systems engineering program provides knowledge in the activities related to the life cycle of systems including definition, development, deployment, and decommission.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Comprehend the fundamentals of systems and general systems theory.
  2. Design discrete and continuous systems utilizing appropriate systems theory, operational requirements, and component integration.
  3. Validate system performance with testing and evaluation methods.
  4. Maintain system operations at optimal conditions through the application of systems management fundamentals.


Program Requirements (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):