Systems engineers focus on the analysis, design and management of systems whether electrical, mechanical, chemical, biological or one involving business processes and logistics.
Advances in technology have given us the ability to monitor the behavior of a variety of systems at a level of detail and granularity that was only dreamed of. “Smart” buildings and highways. Environmental and health monitoring. The scarce resource is no longer data and real time access into a System’s operations. Rather, it is the ability to interpret that data and use it to enhance system performance. The curriculum allows students to marry a strong foundation in optimization, modeling and data science with an application area such as Robotics, Transportation, Health care and Finance.Department Website
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Entering students generally have baccalaureate degrees in the engineering, mathematical, physical or economic sciences. Students with degrees in other fields who have expertise in quantitative and computer analyses also enter the program.
This is part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alums in their own words, of their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is written by Liz Golden, who graduated with a dual Wharton MBA and Penn Engineering master’s in Systems Engineering in 2017.
This is part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alumni, about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is written by Chloé le Comte, who graduated with a master’s in Systems Engineering in 2016.