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Systems Engineering Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes

Program Mission:
The Systems Engineering program equips graduates with knowledge, skills, and expertise, to fully participate in a progressive society and competitive global environment. The program is delivered in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere leading to the development of an ethical professional capable of adapting to a constantly evolving world, as well as communicating and collaborating with peers for the betterment of society. The curriculum prepares students to work in the broad field of Systems Engineering, and provides them with solid foundations to continue graduate school in a wide scope of disciplines.

Program Educational Objectives:
Within three to five years of obtaining a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering at TAMIU, graduates are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:
• Demonstrate success in their chosen career by being promoted or assuming leadership roles in their organizations.
• Demonstrate a commitment to serving society through involvement with community or professional organizations.
• Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning via successful completion of an advanced degree, professional development training, or engineering certification.

Student Outcomes:
By the time of graduation, students in the TAMIU’s Systems Engineering program will have:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and systems engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve systems engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for systems engineering practice.