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Systems Engineering New Degree School of Engineering University of St Thomas Edwin C Jones, Adjunct Professor
Master of Science in the Field of Systems Engineering (MSSysE) Time Scale –Formal StartFall 2006 –Some courses now being piloted Development Process –Study by St Thomas Engineering Faculty Started 2005 Much Industrial Involvement Build on Current Programs –Consolidation by ECJ in 2006 –UST Approval 4/4/06 Focused on working adults –Evening and weekend courses
Systems Engineering UST Definition Systems Engineering may be defined as a creative human activity in which engineers design and develop complex interconnections of devices, sub-systems, and components to meet human needs. The activity involves, in general, the following: Determination of the need Developing possible basic conceptual designs Determination of what existing devices and systems might meet the need Development of the requirements that such a system must meet Development of testing and validation procedures Development of maintenance, upgrading, and improvement of the system Planning effective means for disposal and recycling of components at an appropriate time
Program Objectives –To prepare engineers and related technical professionals for a career in systems engineering. –To prepare engineers who demonstrate lifelong learning, ethical behavior, sensitivity to cultural needs in the design and development of systems, and inclusion of people from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Program Outcomes Graduates of the program must demonstrate these abilities and skills: –the skills needed for design including problem formulation and solving, creativity, synthesis, analysis, team skills, economic analysis, decision-making, and communication. –the ability to integrate ideas from a variety of sources in order to create systems that meet desired needs. –the skills needed to employ empirical methods including the design, fabrication, and execution of experiments, and the reporting and interpretation of results. –an ability to perceive the interconnections between seemingly diverse fields of human endeavor –the ability to recognize, articulate, and act in accordance with the highest standard of ethical, professional, and social behavior.
Study Plan MSSysE Degree Courses 36 Credits Required Core Courses15 Simulationone3 Human Aspectsone3 Financial Aspectsone3 Technical Electivestwo6 Options6 ETLS 881 Individual Engineering Project/Written Paper and Presentation ETLS 882 Group Engineering Project/Written Paper and Presentation Elective Course Optionchoose two additional courses to meet individual professional objectives. Advisor pre-approval required.
Required Courses15 credits ETLS 507 Introduction to Systems Engineering ETLS 508 Systems Design ETLS 509 Verification and Validation ETLS 550 Leveraging Leadership for a Lifetime I ETLS 650 Leveraging Leadership for a Lifetime II ETLS 850 Leveraging Leadership for a Lifetime III ETLS 808 Capstone Course
Simulation3 credits ETLS 777 Finite Element Analysis ETLS 785 Simulation of Logistics and Industrial Systems New courses under development
Human Aspects3 credits ETLS 671 Human Aspects of Technical Management ETLS 855 Implementing Innovation ETLS 601 Program/Project/Team Management ETLS 670 Masterful Leaders and Leadership
Financial Aspects3 credits ETLS 661 Engineering Economic Analysis and Product Costing ETLS 505 Managerial Accounting and Performance Management
Technical Electives Choose two, 6 credits ETLS 672 Excellence in Design ETLS 771 Materials Engineering ETLS 501 Production Operating Systems ETLS 778 Process Design Improvement ETLS 701 Design of Experiments ETLS 506 Statistical Methods for Manufacturing Quality New courses under development
Admission Criteria A baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, biological science, mathematics, or statistics with an overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/4.0 in the last 60 semester hours prior to graduation. Three years of relevant work experience is expected. All applicants will be interviewed. Other applicants holding baccalaureate degrees, including engineering technology degrees, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. GRE scores and interviews will be required. Support letters from managers of applicants will be required. Students not meeting all requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.