The Second Major in Systems Science & Engineering

A second major in systems science and engineering is ideal for study in many areas, including physics, chemistry, economics, finance, supply chain management and computational biology. Students in the McKelvey School of Engineering as well as the other undergraduate divisions at Washington University have the opportunity to pursue a second major in systems science and engineering in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering. Students are not allowed to add this second major to either the BS in SSE or the BS in Applied Science (SSE).

The requirements for a second major in systems science and engineering are as follows:

ESE 105Introduction to Electrical and Systems Engineering4
ESE 2180Linear Algebra and Component Analysis3
ESE 2190Vector Calculus and Dynamics of Physical Systems3
ESE 230Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Circuits4
ESE 326Probability and Statistics for Engineering3
ESE 351Signals and Systems3
ESE 4031Optimization for Engineered Planning, Decisions and Operations3
or ESE 415 Optimization
ESE 441Control Systems3
CSE 131Introduction to Computer Science3
Total Units29

In addition, 18 units of ESE courses in the systems area are to be chosen from the following list: ESE 205ESE 2971ESE 400 through 428, ESE 437, ESE 440 through 459, ESE 470 through 499ESE 502 through 529, ESE 540 through 559SWCD 5660

Students may petition to substitute systems-oriented courses from other disciplines in Arts & Sciences for two of these six courses (for example, courses in computational physics, econometrics or computational mathematics).

Within this second major in systems science and engineering, areas of concentration are possible in robotics, control systems and operations research.

For more information, contact the director of the program, Shen Zeng.

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