BSSE Concentrations and Electives

BSSE students have flexibility to tailor their studies to achieve individual goals and follow a desired track using Concentration Courses:

Technical Electives Liberal Studies Electives Science Elective


BSSE students can select the following optional concentration area by the end of their sophomore year:

  1. Energy Systems

The courses that are marked as "concentration courses" in the study plan are determined on the basis of the concentration area as described. 

Energy Systems Concentration

The students need to take the following four courses:

  • SEGR 4961 Introduction to Energy Systems (3)
  • SEGR 4962 Energy Markets (3)
  • SEGR 4963 Energy Systems Planning (3)
  • SEGR 4964 Case Studies in the Energy Industry (3)


Students who are not enrolled in a concentration are considered undeclared and should select four additional Systems Engineering Technical Elective courses from the list below to fulfill their BSSE degree requirements.  Any elective course listed below at the 3000- or 4000-level may be taken. 

However, these elective courses cannot be used to fulfill both the Technical Elective requirements and the Additional Technical Elective requirements at the same time (i.e., no double counting of course credit hours toward the BSSE degree).  Please note that many of these courses may also have prerequisites. 

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Technical Electives

Each BSSE student will need to take three (3) technical electives.  These technical electives can be selected from other BSSE courses given in Table 1 or, alternatively, can be selected from other department courses given in Table 2. Courses not appearing on this list require advisor's approval prior to registering for the course and should be explained in the students' files. NOTE that each technical elective may have multiple prerequisites to enroll.  Each BSSE student will be required to take the prerequisite course(s) first in the selected technical elective course subject area. Please check the UNC Charlotte course catalog on the prerequisites.

Table 1. SE Technical Elective Courses

Any SEGR 2000-level courses

Any SEGR 3000-level courses

Any SEGR 4000-level courses

Table 2. Technical Elective Courses from Other Departments

ACCT 2121. Principles of Accounting I

ACCT 2122. Principles of Accounting II

CEGR 3122. Structural Analysis

CEGR 3141. Introduction to Environmental Engineering

CEGR 3153. Transportation Laboratory

CEGR 3155.  Environmental Laboratory

CEGR 3161. Transportation Engineering I

CEGR 4108. Finite Element Analysis and Applications

CEGR 4161. Advanced Traffic Engineering

CEGR 4162. Transportation Planning

CEGR 4171. Urban Public Transportation

CEGR 4181. Human Factors in Traffic Engineering

CEGR 4262. Traffic Engineering

ECGR 2111. Network Theory I

ECGR 2112. Network Theory II

ECGR 2155. Logic and Networks Laboratory

ECGR 2156. Instrumentation and Networks Laboratory

ECGR 2161. Basic Electrical Engineering

ECGR 2181. Logic System Design I

ECGR 3123. Data Communications and Networking

ECGR 3131. Fundamentals of Electronics and Semiconductors

ECON 3125. Managerial Economics

ECON 4181. Energy and Environmental Economics

FINN 3120. Financial Management

FINN 3220. Financial Analysis

FINN 3223. International Financial Management

FINN 3271. Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

FINN 3275. Advanced Risk Management

GEOG 4103. Computer Mapping

GEOG 4120. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 4120. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 4130. Advanced Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 4140.  Geographic Information Techniques for Community Planning

GEOG 4155. Retail Location

GEOG 4210. Urban Planning Methods

GEOG 4255. Applied Population Analysis

GEOG 4260. Transportation Policy Formulation

GEOG 4265. Transportation Analysis Methods

GEOL 3180. Environmental Impact Analysis

INFO 2130. Intro to Bus. Computing

INFO 2231. Intro to Bus. Programming

INFO 3130. Management Information Systems

INFO 3223. Business Database Systems

INFO 3232. International Info. Sys. Mgmt

MATH 3116. Graph Theory

MATH 3128.  Actuarial Science I.

MATH 3129.  Actuarial Science II.

MATH 3176. Numerical Analysis

MATH 4128.  Risk Theory

MEGR 2141. Engineering Mechanics I

MEGR 2144. Introduction to Solid Mechanics

MEGR 2180. Manufacturing Systems

MEGR 3111. Thermodynamics I

MEGR 3112. Thermodynamics II

MEGR 3116. Introduction to Heat Transfer

MEGR 3121. Dynamics Systems I

MEGR 3122. Dynamic Systems II

MEGR 3161. Introduction to Engineering Materials

MEGR 3162. Mechanical Behavior and Strengthening of Solids

MEGR 3171. Introduction to Measurements and Instrumentation

MEGR 3171L. Instrumentation Laboratory

MEGR 3225. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

MEGR 3281. Numerical Control of Manufacturing Processes

MEGR 3282. Statistical Process Control and Metrology

MEGR 4127. Introduction to Robotics

MEGR 4162. Materials Production and Process

MEGR 4165. Introduction to Nondestructive Evaluation Methods

MGMT 3140. Management Concepts and Practice

MGMT 3241. Human Resource Management

MGMT 3260. Managerial Communication

MGMT 3274. International Business Processes and Problems

MKTG 3110. Marketing Concepts

OPER 3100 Operations Management

OPER 3204 Management of Service Operations

OPER 3208. Supply Chain Management

OPRS 4113. Game Theory

OPRS 4114. Dynamic Programming

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Liberal Studies (LBST) Electives

Each BSSE student will need to take four (4) Liberal Studies (LBST) elective courses as follows:

One course in the arts and society:

LBST 1101  The Arts and Society:  Dance

LBST 1102  The Arts and Society:  Film

LBST 1103  The Arts and Society:  Music

LBST 1104  The Arts and Society:  Theater

LBST 1105  The Arts and Society:  Visual Arts

One course in the western tradition:

LBST 2101  Western Cultural and Historical Awareness

One course in global understanding:

LBST 2102  Global and Intercultural Connections

One course dealing with ethical issues and cultural critique:

LBST 2211  Ethical Issues in Personal, and Public Life

LBST 2212  Literature and Culture

LBST 2213  Science, Technology, and Society

LBST 2214  Issues of Health and Quality of Life

LBST 2215  Citizenship

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Science Elective

Each BSSE student needs to complete a one (1) three (3) credit hour science elective during their freshman year.

This elective can be any BIOL 1xxx, BIOL 2xxx, CHEM 120x, PHYS 1xxx course. Other courses from Geology and Environmental Sciences may qualify upon approval from the department if the course content has significant biological, chemical and/or physical sciences. For example, the following courses would qualify:

BIOL 1110. Principles of Biology I

BIOL 2120. General Biology I

CHEM 1200. Fundamentals of Chemistry

PHYS 1101. Introductory Physics I

PHYS 1102. Introductory Physics II

PHYS 1201. Sports and Physics

PHYS 1202. Introduction to Physics in Medicine

PHYS 1203. Physics of Music

GEOL 1200. Physical Geology

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