Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles. Systems engineering seeks a balanced approach in the face of opposing interests and often conflicting constraints. Systems engineers need to develop the skills and instinct for identifying key trades and optimizing the overall design. The art is in knowing when and where to examine and find on the best solution.
A unique strength of LMU's MS in Systems Engineering is the incorporation of core Systems Engineering curriculum combined with classes in "the Business of Engineering" and technical classes in the student's focus area. At LMU we believe it is essential for strong systems engineers to have a well-rounded background that includes the essentials of Systems Engineering, Program Management and relevant technical classes. The MS in Systems Engineering incorporates internationally recognized research and teaching in Lean Engineering methods as applied to Systems Engineering.