Systems Engineering at Otterbein
What is Systems Engineering?
Systems Engineering is a combination of Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering. Since today's engineering problems don't respect the traditional boundaries of engineering disciplines, it is important to have knowledge in each of these areas to be able to solve engineering problems. In addition, tomorrow's engineers will also have to have knowledge about cultural, economic and social issues to be able to make a technological impact as stated in the National Academy of Engineering's report. This combination of a broad technical and liberal arts education will be able to provide solutions to complex engineering problems.
Otterbein helped me understand how to learn on the fly and fully research a problem before I tackle it. A lot of my internship was self-taught and directed so my experience in class was a major benefit. Thanks to all my previous knowledge, I was able to succeed and be offered future employment with Lake Shore.
Miguel Pedrozo '19
Otterbein’s systems engineering program was approved by the University Senate in fall 2013. The Ohio Board of Regents approved the program in January 2014. In accordance with Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requirements, Otterbein will seek accreditation concurrent with the first graduating class.