Program Mission and Vision, Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Vision

Our vision is to be one of the leading systems engineering programs in North Carolina and in the providing high-quality education to our students and accomplishing research that conveys regional, national and global interest.

Program Mission

Our program provides accessible, high-quality education in Systems Engineering that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and a global perspective. In particular, we

  • Furnish comprehensive and methodical curricula in Systems Engineering to students.
  • Advance innovative research, industrial applications, and practices in the Systems Engineering discipline.
  • Provide quality services to the public and industries in the Charlotte region, in the State of North Carolina, in the U.S., and in the world.

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of our program will:

(PEO-1)┬ĚProvide valuable contributions to their employers by demonstrating ability to solve complex interdisciplinary problems.

(PEO-2) Participate in a team-based environment with good communication skills.

(PEO-3) Be life-long learners who maintain competence to adapt in changing global engineering and business environments.

(PEO-4) Demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Student Outcomes

Our students will have:

(a)  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and 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 engineering practice.

Enrollment and graduation data for the B.S. in Systems Engineering program can be found in the University Fact Book Part III, Table III-3a and Part VII, Table VII-2a.  [Scroll down in the tables until you find the Engineering entry.  FT and PT stand for fulltime and part-time enrolled students.]  Graduation data for the current year is posted after the spring commencement ceremony.