The main objective of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management is to equip graduates with the essential Systems Engineering skills that are needed in industry to enable them to perform in a global engineering environment. These skills include:
- Decision and Risk Analysis
- Systems Modeling and Optimization
- Systems Design, Planning, and Analysis
- Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering
- Quality Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Energy Systems Design and Planning
- Communication and Presentation
- Understanding of Global Business Dynamics
These objectives are accomplished through a flexible curriculum and through interactions with other departments and colleges of the University and with the professional community.
“Systems Engineering is an engineering discipline whose responsibility is creating and executing an interdisciplinary process to ensure that the customers’ and stakeholders’ needs are satisfied in a high quality, trustworthy, cost-efficient and schedule-compliant manner throughout a system’s entire life cycle.” (INCOSE, 2007)
Systems Engineering as an engineering field has very broad applications in a wide variety of industries including energy, telecommunications, construction, manufacturing, transportation and distribution, information technology, financial services, automotive, retail, healthcare and airlines, at all levels from an entry position to top management. This wide applicability, along with a very strong focus to model, analyze and manage complex engineered systems with proven tools and techniques are the primary strengths of SE. Practically every organization requires Systems Engineers to identify, characterize, and solve the right problems and to eliminate inefficiencies and root-causes that generate these problems.
The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering (BSSE) degree and a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree. For information about the master’s program, see the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog.
Concentration tracks and technical and liberal studies electives allow flexibility for study in specific areas. Each student may design a technical elective program with his or her advisor’s approval in order to achieve individual goals and follow a desired track.
Qualified students may apply for Early Entry into the graduate program in Engineering Management during their Junior or Senior year. If accepted, students may take optional courses for graduate credit and begin work on their master’s degree while completing their undergraduate degree.
ProgramsMajorsEarly Entry Programs
- Energy Analytics, Graduate Certificate, Early Entry
- Engineering Management, M.S., Early Entry
- Lean Six Sigma, Graduate Certificate, Early Entry
- Logistics and Supply Chains, Graduate Certificate, Early Entry
- Systems Analytics, Graduate Certificate, Early Entry