Systems Engineering ProgramDivision of Engineering Dr. Renee Butler Program Director, Systems Engineering email@example.com 678-915-5414
SPSU Engineering Programs Engineering • Civil Engineering • Construction Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Mechatronics Engineering • Systems Engineering • Software Engineering
Pop Culture Engineering Quiz • Montgomery Scott (Star Trek) • Dilbert (comic strip) • Howard Wolowitz (Big Bang Theory) • Steve Douglas (My Three Sons) • Tony Stark (Iron Man) • Aeronautical engineer • Aerospace engineer • Engineer • Starfleet engineer • Electrical engineer
Engineers in the News • Preparing for the unexpected • Many engineers in government are responsible for preparing for worst-case scenarios: hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods… • Product Engineers…Creating Products for Developing World • Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability • Simple solutions for urgent or pressing needs • Engineers explore the role of the health care environment in infection prevention and control • Team Approach Improves NY’s Penn Station • Technicians and PE’s work together to improve fire safety • Contractors Build Green Construction Plan • Engineers on Ice • Investigating oil mitigation techniques in extreme temperatures
What is Systems Engineering? • Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to designing and deploying successful systems. It blends engineering, systems thinking, and management topics. SYE addresses the business and technical needs of all stakeholder throughout the entire design process, from concept to production to operations to disposal. (from INCOSE)
Is SyE Related to Industrial Engineering? • Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, and equipment. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis, to design, specify, predict, and analyze the results obtained from such systems. (from IIE)
SYE is Different From Other Engineering Disciplines • Focused on systems integration • More emphasis on human interaction • Information systems mentality • Broader business orientation • More direct process involvement
Systems Engineering Curriculum • Math, Science & Engineering • Calculus • Linear Algebra • Chemistry • Physics • Computer Programming • Statics • Dynamics • Circuits
Systems Engineering Curriculum • Quantitative Analysis • Probability & Statistics • Reliability • Engineering economy • Deterministic decision modelsStochastic decision models • Economic decision analysis • System simulation
Systems Engineering Curriculum • Systems Engineering Core • SyE Orientation (1) • Systems Analysis and Design • Contemporary Technological Systems • Program Management • Risk Management
Systems Engineering Curriculum • 4 Course Technical Concentration • Aerospace Engineering • Logistics and Supply Chain Management • Transportation Systems • Information Technology • Electrical Engineering • Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering Curriculum Senior Project
What is Mechatronics Engineering? • Blends topics from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science to produce graduates who are able to work effectively in all aspects of • Robotics, • Automated manufacturing, and • The design of mechanical devices with embedded intelligence.
Where do you find Mechatronics? • Automotive • Aerospace • Medical device • Heavy equipment • Many other industries
What is Mechanical Engineering? • Mechanical engineering is arguably the broadest discipline of engineering. • Application of the principles of mechanics and materials • Applications in thermal/fluid systems & vibrations • Design machines and devices
Manufacturing Aerospace industry Power generation and distribution Automotive design Machine design Alternative energy Robotics and automation Thermal Systems Project Engineer Design Engineer Consulting Engineer Plant Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Process Engineer Supervisor Where do we find MEs?
What is Civil Engineering? Civil engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines and involves the planning, design, and construction of facilities essential to modern life. requires rigorous training in basic engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of planning and management of construction projects such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. Graduates have the qualifications to enter careers in areas such as, but not limited to, transportation engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, and construction engineering.
What is Construction Engineering? In this major the traditional areas of Civil Engineering and Construction Management are combined to produce graduates who are able to work effectively in all aspects of the construction industry. Concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. Construction engineering is differentiated from construction management from the standpoint of the level of mathematics, science and engineering used to analyze problems and design a construction process.
Where do we find CEs? Construction companies City and county construction departments State and federal transportation organizations (such as the Georgia Department of Transportation) Civil engineering consulting and design firms Construction Engineer Project Engineer Project Supervisor Construction Manager Design Engineer
What is Electrical Engineering? Electrical engineering is arguably the largest discipline of engineering. Application of the principles of electricity and its use with electrical devices and systems. Nearly every industry utilizes electrical engineers.
Where do we find EEs? Telecommunications Computer engineering Manufacturing Aerospace industry Power generation and distribution Alternative energy Robotics and automation Electrical Engineer Electronics Engineer Project Engineer Field Engineer Hardware Engineer Design Engineer Telecommunications Engineer Software Engineer
Why Study Engineering at SPSU? • We have the only SYE, Construction Engineering, and Mechatronics programs in Georgia • Our faculty are excellent teachers, student-oriented, and professionally active • SPSU has small classes with personal attention (no Graduate Students Teaching) • SPSU students get valuable practical experience through team projects & lab experience • SPSU offers opportunities to get involved in research and student chapters of professional organizations • SPSU has (relatively) low tuition
Additional Resources • International Council on Systems Engineering www.incose.org • Institute of Industrial Engineers www.iienet2.org • American Society for Healthcare Engineering www.ashe.org • National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare www.medicalhumanfactors.net • National Society of Professional Engineers www.nspe.org • American Society of Mechanical Engineers www.asme.org • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers www.ieee.org • Institute of Transportation Engineers www.ite.org
Dr. Renee Butler Systems Engr Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org 678-915-5414 Dr. Adeel Khalid Aerospace Concentration Coordinator email@example.com 678-915-7241 Dr. Ilseok Oh Civil/Constr Engr Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org 678-915-3264 Dr. Chan Ham Mechatronics Program Director email@example.com 678-915-7318 Dr. Richard Ruhala Mechanical Engr Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org 678-915-6855 Prof. Lance Crimm Electrical Engr Program Director email@example.com 678-915-7249 Questions? www.spsu.edu/divofengineering