Systems engineering is not a job title that one hears everyday. Most of us don’t even know what the job title means or what they do. At TSTI, we want to correct that. Systems engineers are very important. It takes hard work and dedication to do what they want. It also requires a very scientific mind to be able to do what a systems engineer can do.

 

What is it?

According to Wikipedia, systems engineering is “an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how to design and manage complex engineering systems over their life cycles.” This means that they help with the testing and evaluation, development and design and subsequent implementation of projects. It overlaps with some other disciplines including industrial engineering, software engineering and project management. Systems engineers find problems and try to resolve it by identifying the most probable and highest impact failures possible.

 

Education

Probably one of the biggest reasons we don’t hear about systems engineering as a job is because of the amount of school that is needed to become one.  Most schools do not offer an undergraduate degree in systems engineering so if you are interested in becoming one, you will need to go for a master’s degree. As of 2009, only about 80 schools in the country offer 165 undergraduate and graduate programs to study systems engineering. As an extention of engineering, you will need a basic understanding of traditional engineering like aerospace engineering, automotive engineering or electrical engineering so studying any of those as an undergraduate would suffice.

For more information on systems engineering, contact TSTI today.