The curriculum is designed to foster interdisciplinary connections throughout the degree program.

The systems methods core courses provide a foundation in systems thinking and an introduction to engineering design. This is followed by advanced study in an interdisciplinary area of focus in students’ junior and senior years. The concentration provides students with a strong foundation and the experience to prepare them for professional practice or to pursue graduate study.

Learn more about a typical integrative engineering four-year schedule.

The major requires completion of 36 courses comprised of:

  • The Common Course of Study
  • Math and Science Core (8 courses):
  • Systems Methods Core (6 courses):
    • ES 101 Introduction to Engineering
    • ES 103 Systems I
    • ES 201 Systems II
    • ES 301 Bioengineering Systems & Design, ES 302 Robotics Systems & Design, or ES 303 Environment & Energy Systems Engineering (in thematic area)
    • CS 104 Intro. to Game Programming, CS 105 Digital Media Computing, or CS 106 Personal Robotics
    • EGRS 251 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy
  • Focus Area (10 courses):
    • five engineering courses
    • three STEM courses
    • two elective courses related to the theme from any division
  • Capstone Design (2 courses)
    • Capstone Design I: team based systems & design project
    • Capstone Design II or Engineering course