Systems engineering labs for next-level learning
Tech should be taught hands-on. That’s why BGSU has 13 state-of-the-art laboratories, and 80% of engineering courses include lab components.
Systems engineering majors make frequent use of the RIXAN Robotics Lab, a 3,300-square-foot center with equipment including:
- Mitsubishi Scara Robots
- CT scanner
- Polyjet printer
- Automation conveyor system
- Motion capture system
- PLC systems and more
The AI and VR Lab is a new 1,500-square-foot space with more than a dozen virtual reality sets, XR/VR goggles and AI deep learning and data science work station.
Each lab is fully equipped with cutting-edge equipment that gives you many opportunities for relevant experiential training, collaboration and research.
SYE students also have access to 22,000 square feet of support spaces – a Hazmat room, innovation center, conference rooms, maker space, tech store, project rooms and more.
Career - what can you do with a systems engineering degree?
Vast career possibilities exist with a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering – from streamlining air traffic control systems to internet traffic algorithms.
Systems engineers are in demand at large corporations like Honda, Disney, Coca-Cola, Fed-Ex, American Airlines and Nike. They’re also sought-after consultants at consulting firms like Arthur D. Little and Deloitte. Government agencies and smaller companies in the retail, manufacturing and service industries also consider their systems engineers integral to their teams.
A few examples of SYE careers:
- Biosystems engineers. Uncover solutions to technical problems that involve biological components, such as protecting ecosystems, ensuring food safety and maximizing bioenergy resources.
- Supply chain engineers. Analyze and improve the logistical strategy of a supply chain in order to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness.
- Product development engineers. Help companies find better/faster/cheaper ways to create, design, produce and deliver their products.
- Software systems engineers. Develop software products that help firms maximize workflow and product quality.
BGSU SYE graduates can expect to lead collaborative teams on a promising career trajectory of successive advancement. Some also pursue graduate-level degrees, such as our online logistics systems engineering master’s degree program.
A systems engineering degree at BGSU provides the skills needed to identify, formulate and manage complex engineering systems and the people running them.
Systems engineering majors must successfully complete 122 credit hours, which include advanced classes in statistics, calculus, physics, computer technology and chemistry. The curriculum also incorporates business and management classes to ensure graduates are ready for leadership roles.
Coursework in the major includes classes such as:
- Engineering economics
- Material handling systems
- Computer-aided design
- Logistics distribution systems
- Foundations of lean and synchronous quality planning
Students also are required to complete at least one paid co-op experience and a three-hour senior capstone project.
- Systems Simulation and Modeling
- Workplace Design
- Production and Material Handling
- Facility Design and Plant Layout
- Logistics Transportation Systems
The Systems Engineering bachelor’s degree program at Bowling Green State University is ABET-compliant. Accreditation is officially granted once the first group of SYE majors graduate. Accreditation is retroactive, so all BGSU SYE graduates can claim completion of an ABET-accredited program.
Updated: 01/31/2024 11:46AM