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Systems Engineering for undergraduates

BS/MSSE Program

The A. James Clark School of Engineering's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research offer a five-year B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering/M.S. in Systems Engineering program. The program offers interested ChBE undergraduate students a strong foundation in process systems engineering (PSE) concepts. It also will open new employment opportunities for ChBE students in the Washington, D.C. area. Applications to the program will begin in Fall 2015. Admission to the program will start (with the first set of ChBE juniors) in Spring 2016.

Learn more about the ChBE BS/MSSE program

• Program description, application and evaluation

• Sample program

• Frequently asked questions about the program

For more information

Dr. John MacCarthy
Director, Systems Engineering Education Program
Institute for Systems Research
2175 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-4419
jmaccart@umd.edu

Professor Raymond A. Adomaitis
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Institute for Systems Research
2255 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
301-405-2969
adomaiti@umd.edu


Undergraduate systems engineering capstone course 489P

ISR offers a senior-level undergraduate capstone course (ENES 489P) designed to introduce undergraduate engineering students to systems engineering. Undergraduates who earn an “A” in this course and are accepted into the MSSE program do not have to take ENSE 621. ENES 489P is offered in both the Fall and Spring semester.

Course description for ENES 489P

ENES 489P Special Topics in Engineering; Hands-on Systems Engineering Projects (3) This hands-on design projects course will expose senior-level undergraduates and graduate students from all areas of engineering to exciting career opportunities in the systems engineering field. Students will be introduced to the technical aspects of systems engineering practice through team-based project development and a systematic step-by-step procedure for product development that includes defining operations concepts, requirements gathering and organization, synthesis of models of system behavior and system structure, functional allocation to create system design alternatives, formal assessment of design alternatives through tradeoff analysis, and established approaches to testing and validation/verification. The students will be introduced to modern methods in Model-Based Systems Engineering, and industrial strength tools and environments for complex systems synthesis. Team projects may address problems from a wide variety of disciplines or cross-disciplines.