Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Spring 2023 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Systems Engineering, BSSE
This is for planning purposes only, please check with your advisor with questions about your degree progress

Systems Engineering, BSSE

Systems engineering is a multidisciplinary engineering program. Unlike traditional engineering programs, this program take a holistic approach toward designing and improving complex systems, such as those found within manufacturing, logistics, retail services, and healthcare. To optimally prepare students for professionals in this field, this program emphasizes engineering design, systems integration, modeling, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills. Careers in this field are in demand and highly compensated.

Program Educational Objectives

Within five years after graduation, the graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering program at Bowling Green State University will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • PEO 1: Successfully practice systems engineering in a private or public sectors by solving real-world challenges;
  • PEO 2: Collaborate with others as leaders or members of multi-disciplinary teams to create a culture of engagement, strong ethics, and diversity within the organizations;
  • PEO 3: Pursue life-long learning successive advancement within their industries and/or graduate level education. 

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements

Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
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   Quantitative Literacy
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Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
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   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
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   Social and Behavioral Sciences
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   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

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   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                             

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

Courses Required for Major Cooperative Education

(1 Hours)

Course NameTerms TakenGradeCore
TECH 3890 - Cooperative Education

Program Core Courses

(48 Hours)

Course NameTerms TakenGradeCore
SYE 1010 - Introduction to Systems Engineering
SYE 2010 - Engineering Economics
SYE 3010 - Systems Simulation and Modeling
SYE 3020 - Workplace Design
SYE 3030 - Production and Material Handling Systems
SYE 4010 - Facility Design and Plant Layout
SYE 4020 - Logistics Transportation Systems
SYE 4030 - Logistics Distribution Systems
SYE 4990 - Capstone Project
ECET 2400 - Electric Circuits
ENGT 1100 - Basic Computer-Aided Design
ENGT 2100 - Solid Modeling
ENGT 2400 - Statics
ENGT 2480 - Dynamics
QS 3550 - Lean Systems of Mfg and Service Applications
QS 4600 - Quality Management Systems Planning

Business & Management Courses

(6 Hours)

Course NameTerms TakenGradeCore
MGMT 3000 - Integrated Operations and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 3050 - Principles of Organization and Management

Other Required Courses

(41-46 Hours)

Course NameTerms TakenGradeCore
CS 2010 - Programming Fundamentals
MATH 2470 - Fundamentals of Statistics
MATH 3430 - Computing with Data


MATH 1310 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry *


MATH 1340 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry IA * and
MATH 1350 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry IB


MATH 2320 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II


MATH 2910 - Applied Engineering Mathematics with Applications


PHYS 2010 - College Physics I *


PHYS 2110 - University Physics I *


PHYS 2020 - College Physics II *


PHYS 2120 - University Physics II *


TECH 3020 - Technology Systems in Societies *
ENG 3880 - Introductory Technical Writing


CHEM 1230 - General Chemistry I * and
CHEM 1240 - General Chemistry I Laboratory *


BIOL 2040 - Concepts in Biology I *


CHEM 1270 - General Chemistry II and
CHEM 1280 - General Chemistry II Laboratory


BIOL 2050 - Concepts in Biology II


(8-10 Hours, by advisement)

Total Minimum Program Hours: 122

* These courses may be used to meet BG Perspective requirements, but hours are counted only once.

# See the Undergraduate Catalog,


  1. Matriculation courses are shown in BOLD PRINT and must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  2. Students must take at least 30 hours of natural science and math/ stat courses to meet ABET requirements.

Due to the cooperative education requirement, in order to complete this program in four years, it is necessary for the student to either enroll in co-op hours or coursework during the summer as well as during the academic year. If the student is not able to do so, this program may take more than four years to complete.

College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering General Information for all students in the College

In addition to completing all requirements, students are responsible for:


Full admittance to a major in a College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering program will become effective when a student has:

  1. Attained an overall BGSU grade point average of at least 2.25 for all courses taken prior to applying for matriculation and a 2.5 in courses in the major;
  2. Completed with a grade of “C” or better in all bold courses, as specified on program check sheets;
  3. Applied for matriculation. Applications are available from the Undergraduate Student Services Office.

The steps listed above must be completed before students will be permitted to register for 3000- and 4000-level courses in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

Program Core Courses

  1. Must meet prerequisite requirements before taking SYE core courses.
  2. At least one cooperative education experience - TECH 2890 or TECH 3890 must be taken.
  3. Grade of “C” or better in all SYE core courses are required.


All students in the College are required to complete 1-3 co-ops, depending on your major. THIS IS A COURSE. It carries credit and is graded. It is full time (40 hrs/week) for the entire semester or part-time (20 hrs/week) for two consecutive semesters, paid and must be directly related to your major. All students MUST complete the Co-op Orientation available in Canvas.


Official University email accounts are required for all BGSU students. Official BGSU email addresses are in the form: At the time of admission or initial registration, all students will receive a email account. Students may anticipate that official University correspondence will be sent to this email account and they should access BGSU email on a regular and timely basis. All correspondence from Undergraduate Student Services will be sent to your BGSU email.


The checksheet should be used in conjunction with the degree audit and advising to track progress toward degree completion.