Jun 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Department of Systems Engineering

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EIT, Room 518 | (501) 569-3100 | (501) 569-8698 (fax) | ualr.edu/systemsengineering

Chairperson: Nisanci, Ibrahim,
Undergraduate Coordinators: Kim Jung
Iqbal, Kamran
Wright, Andrew
Graduate Coordinator: Zhang, Jing
(MS, Ph.D.)
Professors: Al-Rizzo, Hussain
Biris, Alexandru
Chan, Yupo
Iqbal, Kamran
Kim, Jung
Liu, Xian
Mohan, Seshadri
Reddy, Rama
Ye, Cang
Associate Professors: Wright, Andrew
Zhang, Jing
Assistant Professors: Lee, Jin
Saedi, Soheil

Engineering challenges of the 21st century are rarely solved by focusing on only one engineering discipline. Complex engineering “systems” manage the world’s electrical, computer and mechanical infrastructures, and the understanding of the interrelationships between the components of those systems is at the heart of UA Little Rock’s systems engineering programs.

Our forward-looking programs equip students to understand the integration of diverse components needed to create complex systems. Graduates develop a strong core understanding of the concepts of systems engineering, mechanical systems engineering, and electrical and computer systems engineering. The systems engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Programs and Areas of Specialization

Beyond their understanding of integrated systems engineering solutions, our graduates have all the specialized expertise required to succeed and be professionally licensed in their area of specialization.

Our department offers the following three programs:

  1. Systems Engineering (SYEN) program provides students with tools and knowledge to design, build, operate, maintain, and monitor complex production systems and prepare students for leadership positions in managing these systems throughout their life cycles.
  2. Mechanical Systems Engineering (MSEG) program is a unique, interdisciplinary program which combines the strengths of traditional mechanical engineering with a core of systems engineering concepts. This combination allows students to look at mechanical engineering design from a systems perspective. Mechanical systems engineers focus on the interfaces between components where design tradeoffs are informed by overall system performance.
  3. Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) program teaches the design and analysis of various electrical systems including complex networks, digital and analog circuits, control and power systems, integration of hardware, software, and operating systems with the goal of analyzing and optimizing computer systems, including networked systems.

These programs are designed to provide a broadbased education in the design and analysis of complex production, mechanical and electrical and computer systems and include electives to provide flexibility to target a specific career area or acquire broad background in related disciplines. Electives allow our graduates tremendous latitude in career choices. Students may choose one or more minors, but a minor is not a degree requirement.

Admission Requirements

Students must be eligible to enroll in MATH 1451 - Calculus I  and RHET 1312 - Composition II  to be admitted into the Systems Engineering programs. Students who wish to major in Systems Engineering programs but need to take MATH 1302 - College Algebra , or MATH 1303 - Trigonometry , or MATH 1401 - Pre-Calculus  may be provisionally admitted into the major once they have enrolled in these courses. However, they may require more time to complete the programs. The Systems Engineering department offers three programs which include Systems Engineering, Mechanical Systems Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering.


    Bachelor of Science

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