B.S. in Systems Engineering

Students will:

  • Have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Have an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Have an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Have an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communication Theory & Skills (COM 122, COM 219, COM 221)9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (PSY 101)3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science *3
Mathematics (MA 241 & MA 242)8
Physical and Life Sciences (PS 150, PS 160, PS 226L)7
Total Credits39
*

Computer Science required course: Aerospace Systems Engineering AOC must take EGR 115; Enterprise Systems Engineering AOC must take CS 223. 

Systems Engineering Core Requirements

UNIV 101College Success1
MA 243Calculus and Analytical Geometry III4
MA 345Differential Equations and Matrix Methods4
MA 412Probability and Statistics3
EGR 101Introduction to Engineering 32
ES 201Statics3
ES 204Dynamics3
HF 300Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals3
HF 312Ergonomics and Bioengineering3
Technical Elective (Science + Lab) 14
Technical Elective 23
Systems Engineering Courses
SYS 301Introduction to Systems Engineering3
SYS 302System Engineering Design Considerations3
SYS 303Optimization in Systems Engineering3
SYS 304Trade Studies, Risk and Decision Analysis3
SYS 401Systems Modeling and Simulation3
SYS 402Optimization in Systems Engineering II3
SYS 403Systems Engineering Life Cycle Costing3
SYS 415Systems Engineering Practices: Specialty Engineering3
SYS 417Systems Engineering Capstone Project I3
SYS 418Systems Engineering Capstone Project II3
Total Credits63

 Aerospace Systems Engineering Area of Concentration

AE 201Aerospace Flight Vehicles3
AE Courses (Pick one of the following)3
Space Mechanics
Aerodynamics
Spacecraft Systems
EGR 120Graphical Communications3
EE 311Robotics Technologies for Uncrewed Systems3
EE 327Electrical Engineering Fundamentals3
EE 328Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Laboratory1
EE 401Control Systems Analysis and Design3
EE 402Control Systems Laboratory1
ES 305Thermodynamics3
Total Credits23

Enterprise Systems Engineering Area of Concentration

CEC 220Digital Circuit Design3
CEC 222Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
CEC 320Microprocessor Systems3
CEC 322Microprocessor Systems Laboratory1
Systems Engineering Technical Electives (Pick four of the following)12
Systems Architecture, Modeling and Simulation
Systems Engineering Practices
Aerospace Systems Guidance and Control
Space Systems and Mission Analysis
System Quality Engineering
Systems Engineering Management
Technical Elective 23
Total Credits23
Total Degree Credits125
1

Technical Elective (Science): Science course with a lab (4 credits). Examples: BIO 120 and BIO 120L / CHM 110 and CHM 110L / PS 228 and PS 228L / PS 250 and PS 253

2

Technical Elective: CEC/CS/EE/SE/SYS/ME/AE/CE Upper-Level Elective (3 credits)

3

Aerospace Systems Engineering AOC students are required to enroll in the Aerospace Engineering Topic of EGR 101; Enterprise Systems Engineering AOC students are required to enroll in the EECS Engineering Topic of EGR 101.

Aerospace Systems Engineering AOC - Plan of Study

Year One
Term 1Credits
COM 122 English Composition 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
EGR 120 Graphical Communications 3
Lower-level Humanities or Social Sciences Elective 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
UNIV 101 College Success 1
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Term 2
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
HU 14X Humanities Elective 3
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Year Two
Term 1
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
ES 201 Statics 3
ES 305 Thermodynamics 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
PS 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Term 2
AE 201 Aerospace Flight Vehicles 3
ES 204 Dynamics 3
HF 300 Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals 3
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 226L Physics I Laboratory 1
 Credits Subtotal14.0
Year Three
Term 1
HF 312 Ergonomics and Bioengineering 3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
SYS 301 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
SYS 302 System Engineering Design Considerations 3
Technical Elective (Science + Lab) 1 4
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Term 2
AE 313 Space Mechanics 3
Aerodynamics
Spacecraft Systems
EE 311 Robotics Technologies for Uncrewed Systems 3
EE 327 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals 3
EE 328 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Laboratory 1
SYS 303 Optimization in Systems Engineering 3
SYS 304 Trade Studies, Risk and Decision Analysis 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Year Four
Term 1
COM 219 Speech 3
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 402 Control Systems Laboratory 1
SYS 403 Systems Engineering Life Cycle Costing 3
SYS 417 Systems Engineering Capstone Project I 3
SYS 401 Systems Modeling and Simulation 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Term 2
SYS 402 Optimization in Systems Engineering II 3
SYS 415 Systems Engineering Practices: Specialty Engineering 3
SYS 418 Systems Engineering Capstone Project II 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences 3
 Credits Subtotal15.0
 Credits Total: 125.0
1

Technical Elective (Science): Science course with a lab (4 credits). BIO 120 and BIO 120L / CHM 110 and CHM 110L / PS 228 and PS 228L / PS 250 and PS 253

2

Technical Elective: CEC/CS/EE/SE/SYS/ME/AE/CE Upper-Level Elective (3 credits)

Enterprise Systems Engineering AOC - Plan of Study

Year One
Term 1Credits
COM 122 English Composition 3
CS 223 Scientific Programming in C 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
Lower-level Humanities or Social Sciences Elective 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
UNIV 101 College Success 1
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Term 2
COM 219 Speech 3
HU 14X Humanities Elective 3
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Year Two
Term 1
CEC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CEC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
ES 201 Statics 3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
PS 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Term 2
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
ES 204 Dynamics 3
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 226L Physics I Laboratory 1
Technical Elective (Science + Lab) 1 4
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Year Three
Term 1
HF 300 Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals 3
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
SYS 301 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
SYS 302 System Engineering Design Considerations 3
Technical Elective 2 3
 Credits Subtotal16.0
Term 2
HF 312 Ergonomics and Bioengineering 3
SYS 303 Optimization in Systems Engineering 3
SYS 304 Trade Studies, Risk and Decision Analysis 3
SYS Technical Elective 300-level 3
SYS Technical Elective 300-level 3
 Credits Subtotal15.0
Year Four
Term 1
SYS 401 Systems Modeling and Simulation 3
SYS 402 Optimization in Systems Engineering II 3
SYS 403 Systems Engineering Life Cycle Costing 3
SYS 417 Systems Engineering Capstone Project I 3
SYS Technical Elective 400-level 3
 Credits Subtotal15.0
Term 2
SYS 415 Systems Engineering Practices: Specialty Engineering 3
SYS 418 Systems Engineering Capstone Project II 3
SYS Technical Elective 400-level 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Upper-level Humanities or Social Sciences 3
 Credits Subtotal15.0
 Credits Total: 125.0
1

Technical Elective (Science): Science course with a lab (4 credits). BIO 120 and BIO 120L / CHM 110 and CHM 110L / PS 228 and PS 228L / PS 250 and PS 253

2

Technical Elective: CEC/CS/EE/SE/SYS/ME/AE/CE Upper-Level Elective (3 credits)