B.S. in Systems Engineering

Systems engineering is a combination of mechanical, electrical, and industrial Engineering. Since today’s engineering problems don’t respect the traditional boundaries of engineering disciplines, it is important to have knowledge in each of these areas to be able to solve engineering problems. In addition, tomorrow’s engineers will also have to have knowledge about cultural, economic and social issues to be able to make a technological impact. This combination of a broad technical and liberal arts education will be able to provide solutions to complex engineering problems.

Systems Engineering Courses by term:

Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 PHYS 1500 (Physics I) – 5hrs
Math 1700 (Calc I) – 4hrs
ENGR 1000 (Fresh Engr I) WI – 3hrs
ENGR 1001 (Fresh Engr I lab) – 1hr
FYS (Freshman Year Exp) – 3hrs
Total: 16 hours
PHYS 1600 (Physics II) – 5hrs
Math 1800 (Calc II) – 4hrs
ENGR 1010 (Fresh Engr II) – 3hrs
ENGR 1011 (Fresh Engr II lab) – 1hr
INST (1500-WI) – 3hrs
Total: 16 hours
Year 2 Math 2700 (Multivariable Calc.) – 4hrs
ENGR 2000 (Statics & Mech of Matr) – 4hrs
CHEM 1700 (Accel Gen Chem) – 3hrs
CHEM 1710 (Chem lab) – 1hr
INST (Integrative Studies) – 3hrs
Total: 15 hours
Math 2500 (Linear Alg & Matr) – 3hrs
ENGR 2100 (Dynamics) – 3hrs
ENGR 2200 (Thermo, HT & Fluids) – 4hrs
INST (Integrative Studies) – 3hrs
Elective (Free) – 3hrs
Total: 16 hours
Year 3 Math 3100 (Intro to ODEs) – 3hrs
ENGR 3000 (Electrical Systems I) – 3hrs
ENGR 3001 (Electrical Systems I lab) – 1hr
ENGR 3100 (Production Processes) – 3hrs
ENGR 3101 (Production Processes lab) – 1hr
ENGR 3200 (Materials) – 3hrs
LFW – 1hr
Total: 15 hours
ENGR 3010 (Electrical System II) – 3hrs
ENGR 3011 (Electrical Systems I lab) – 1hr
ENGR 3500 (Statistics and QC) – 3hrs
ENGR 3400 (Prod Systems I) – 3hrs
INST (Integrative Studies) – 3hrs
Total: 13 hours
Year 4 ENGR 4100 (Automated Systems) – 3hrs
ENGR 4101 (Automated Systems lab) – 1hr
ENGR 4000 (Prod Systems II) – 3hrs
ENGR Elective – 3hrs
INST (Integrative Studies) – 3hrs
INST (Integrative Studies) – 3hrs
Total: 16 hours
ENGR 4999 Elective – 2hrs
ENGR 4999 Elective – 2hrs
ENGR 4800 (Senior Proj) WI – 3hrs
SYE – 3hrs
INST (Integrative Studies) – 3hrs
Total: 13 hours
Total Hours = 120

Overall Requirements:

  • Total Math & Science – 32 credits (26.7%)
  • Total major – 85 credits (does not include MATH 1700)
  • Total Gen Ed – 35 credits (includes MATH 1700, FYS, SYE, LFW, INST (x7) and free elective)

Engineering Electives Can be Satisfied By:

  • ENGR 4999s based on faculty areas of interest/research (Spring; 2 credit hours)
  • ENGR 3050 (Numerical Analysis, Fall, 3 credit hours)
  • Any Mechanical Engineering (MENG) course, level 3000 or higher
Student Learning Outcomes University Learning Goals (KMERI*)
1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. Knowledgeable, Engaged
2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Engaged, Responsible
3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences. Multi-Literate
4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. Responsible
5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. Engaged, Responsible
6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. Knowledgeable, Engaged
7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. Inquisitive

*NOTE: KMERI refers to Otterbein's learning goals. It stands for KnowledgeableMulti-literateEngagedResponsible, and Inquisitive. To learn more about KMERI, visit our University Learning Goals page.

Otterbein helped me understand how to learn on the fly and fully research a problem before I tackle it. A lot of my internship was self-taught and directed so my experience in class was a major benefit.