The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree program is an engineering degree path that has the flexibility to offer programs in niche or emerging areas, or to tailor a program to fit your specific career goals when they do not fit within Michigan Tech’s disciplinary engineering programs. With the BSE degree, you can select from several defined paths or customize your degree to fit your career goals.
Systems engineers apply low-fidelity modeling to understand, design, and manage complex systems over their life cycles. As management leaders, systems engineers utilize systems thinking and interdisciplinary skills from across all areas of engineering and management. At Michigan Tech, you will complete courses in the systems engineering core, as well as in a diverse range of engineering, science, and business topics. Threaded through the entire program is an emphasis on a systems dynamics approach to understanding complex, multi-disciplinary systems, and systems of systems.
Student Proposed Engineering Path
There are many possible individualized paths through the BSE degree program that you can choose. The philosophy behind the degree is to have a base of courses that are fundamental to engineering (math, basic sciences, and core topics such as statics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics) and additional courses in a unique specialization for either employment or for graduate studies—unique in the sense that the specialization could not be attained in a discipline degree program at Michigan Tech. Thus the BSE program can provide you with a great deal of flexibility in creating your own educational program. Approval by the BSE Governance Committee ensures that you have a coherent program that meets all accreditation requirements.