This program is designed to be completed in three years but can be modified with approval from the department chairperson. The program offers an integrated and seamless progression through courses that requires a one-step enrollment process for the entire program. Courses are taken with a cohort of fellow students, which develops into an action learning team that incorporates the leadership knowledge and experience of both faculty and students. Terms are normally 11 weeks in length and include a blend of classroom and online sessions. Classes meet at IWU's Indianapolis (North) Education Center three Saturdays of each term, with summer residencies held on the main campus in Marion, Indiana, for eight days each July and followed by nine weeks of online discussion forums.
Each of the five engineering departments at UL Lafayette participates in the offering of the Systems Engineering . degree with a discipline concentration within each department. This innovative program builds upon the research-based learning experience associated with most Engineering . programs by adding the additional learned skill set of Systems Engineering principals. The graduate of this program is expected to be highly appealing to both industry and academic positions. The applicant is required to select a concentration (specialization) department from within the college – chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or petroleum engineering. Hence, the graduate exits the program with a strong specialized knowledge appropriate of a traditional engineering . coupled with expertise in the application of systems theory toward solving complex problems within their specialty. The program does accept direct . (student has a . in an acknowledged engineering field) and Post-. (previously obtained a .) applicants.