Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Systems Engineering, Minor (476)

Program Coordinator

Manohar Chidurala, manohar.chidurala@wku.edu, (270) 745-2489

Program Requirements (21-21.5 hours)

Systems engineering is a robust approach to the design, creation, and operation of systems. The minor requires 21 hours for CE and ME majors and 22 hours for EE majors. Students must complete 12 or 12.5 hours of required courses and choose a minimum of 9 hours from elective courses

Select one of the following:3-3.5
Circuits & Networks I
STAT 301Introductory Probability and Applied Statistics3
or CE 305 Risk Analysis
ENGR 400Principles of Systems Engineering3
ENGR 491Senior Project II3
or ME 412 Mechanical Engineering Senior Project
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Construction Management
Continuous Control Systems
Any CE 400-level technical elective
Any EE 400-level technical elective
Any ME 49x technical electives
Total Hours21-21.5

The technical elective must incorporate or expand on systems engineering principles as outlined in ENGR 400. Technical elective courses currently meeting this intent include but are not limited to the following: 

CE 300Floodplain Management3
CE 378Route Surveying3
CE 379Route Surveying Lab1
CE 380Boundary Surveying3
CE 381Boundary Surveying Lab1
CE 383Structural Steel Design3
CE 384Reinforced Concrete Design3
CE 426Advanced Construction Materials3
CE 440Masonry Design and Construction3
EE 410
EE 411
Computer Design
and Computer Design Lab
EE 443Microfabrication and MEMS3
EE 431Introduction to Power Systems3.5
EE 432Power Systems II3
EE 461Discrete Control Systems3
ME 49x courses taken in consultation with your advisor