Systems Engineering

Systems engineering integrates engineering and business operations which include design, production, manufacturing, sales, and service. Systems engineers ensure that customers’ and stakeholders’ needs are satisfied in high –quality, trustworthy, cost-efficient and schedule-compliant manners throughout a system’s entire life cycle. Systems engineers coordinate operational issues from a systems perspective; supervise multinational units, projects, and global supply chains; manage technical, business, and organizational functions; and develop product-creation, production, launching, marketing, and sales strategies.

Sample Occupations

  • Systems Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Design/Development Engineer
  • Program Analyst
  • Business & Technology Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer

Types of Employers

  • Manufacturers
  • Construction Firms
  • Energy Industry
  • Financial Services Companies
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Transportation & Distribution
  • Telecommunications
  • Automotive Industry
  • Retail Industry

Preparing for your career in

Seek out an internship or co-op to meet employer demand for entry-level employees with experience, join a student professional organization to keep abreast of trends in the field and network, plan to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam to increase employability, develop the ability to describe complex technical concepts in easy to understand terms

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