Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering is to deliver an integrated program of research, teaching, and public service to the technology community. The Department develops creative leadership to bridge dynamic, complex technologies and societal needs. This includes delivering instruction in the management of technology and in systems engineering, operations research, and allied fields to undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to assume leadership roles as technology professionals. Our education programs provide an understanding of the managerial role, analysis of the diverse functions of technology-based organizations, and instruction in modern management and mathematical analysis and modeling tools as they apply to formulating and executing decisions in engineering and scientific organizations. Our research programs feature research in the management of technology; fundamental and applied research in systems engineering and operations research, with a particularly strong interest in stochastic analysis and system optimization; sponsorship from government, industry, and the technology community; and a strong presence in refereed professional journals and leadership in professional societies.

Educational Objectives

The systems engineering undergraduate program of study prepares its graduates for work as systems engineers in a variety of professional fields and for continuing study at the graduate level. The educational objectives include conveying the expectations of an ethical and professional work environment, so that graduates will be prepared to fully engage with both technical and non-technical colleagues.

Educational Outcomes

By the time of graduation, a systems engineering student will have:

  1. learned to apply the fundamentals of systems engineering, including needs elicitation, requirements elaboration, design option analyses, architectural trade studies, system traceability methods, configuration baseline and management, and engineering change process;
  2. acquired an understanding of complexity in large systems development and operations;
  3. developed communications skills appropriate to the conveyance of complex systems information to a variety of audiences;
  4. participated effectively in team-based projects; and
  5. demonstrated the application of systems engineering skills through the development and completion of a large capstone project.

Master's program

Doctoral program

See the School of Engineering and Applied Science for programs leading to the doctoral degree.

Certificate programs offered by the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering include homeland security emergency preparedness and response, emergency management and public health, engineering and technology management, knowledge and information management, and systems engineering.

Professors S. Sarkani, T.A. Mazzuchi (Chair), J.P. Deason, J.R. van Dorp

Associate Professors M.R. Duffey, H. Abeledo, J.A. Barbera, G.L. Shaw, J.J. Ryan

Assistant Professors J.R. Santos, R.A. Francis, Z. Szajnfarber, E. Gralla, E. Shittu, D. Broniatowski

Professorial Lecturers D.J. Ryan, R.C. West, T.H. Holzer, D.R. Gallay, Jr., J.S. Wasek, J.H. Chang, J.V. Shah, R.M. Andersen, M.J. Armstrong

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office