Systems Engineering

“Systems Engineering is an engineering practice and compendium of the techniques that integrate and harmonize various aspects of a product life cycle”. Systems Engineering is practiced very rigorously for product development in many aerospace, automobile, chemical, electronics and other engineering industries for the last few decades.

Overview

Systems Engineering

“Systems Engineering is an engineering practice and compendium of the techniques that integrate and harmonize various aspects of a product life cycle”. Systems Engineering is practiced very rigorously for product development in many aerospace, automobile, chemical, electronics and other engineering industries for the last few decades. This discipline enables product development in a very systematic manner by concurrent interfacing of many sub-components leading to significant reduction in cost and time. It is a unique interdisciplinary program which considers everything in the nature and society as a system and enhances the exploratory skills in the innovative design of a system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_engineering)

The M. Tech. program in Systems Engineering is offered to students who are interested in advanced learning and research in this field with a focus on inter-disciplinary integration of engineering, systems understanding and management, application to life cycle management. This involves learning system architecture, design, integration, implementation and sustaining it (i.e. manage, evolve and re-engineer), utilizing advanced methods of evolutionary computation, Operation Research (OR), Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), System reliability, energy management system, distribution management system, etc.

The full-time PG degree program is of 60+ credits, which is spread over 4 semesters. About two-thirds of the credits involve coursework, leaving the rest for project work. The emphasis on project would be on conducting original research and writing a dissertation with the results so obtained and also explore feasibility of a journal publication with the key results.

The program is flexible enough to allow a student to specialize in on any stream of interest by choosing and taking appropriate elective courses and working for successfully completing a dissertation in that area. The program is also intended to offer a design project spread over the first two semesters.

Eligibility


  • B.E./B.Tech. in any stream of engineering, or MSc in Mathematics or Physics with 1st division/ 60% marks.
  • Desirable: 1 to 2 years industry experience for those with MSc background.

Admission Procedure

  • Route 1: Shortlisted applicants, who are GATE qualified with a percentile above 90%, will appear for selection interview only for admission.
  • Route 2: Applicants who are not GATE qualified or have a percentile less than 90%, will have to appear in a written examination followed by an interview.

Program Outcomes

Students graduating from this program are expected to:

  • comprehend and understand the various elements of systems engineering
  • conceptualize, design, integrate, test/validate the systems(s)
  • model and simulate complex systems architecture
  • apply systems thinking and system dynamics
  • manage systems projects.

Students who graduate from this program are eligible for Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) certification from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Courses


The courses proposed are in broad categories of systems engineering, systems modeling, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), system reliability, integration, and managing system engineering. Furthermore, electives are to be proposed in each of these domains wherein more specialized topics will be covered in areas like Aerospace, Automotive (Transportation), Renewable energy, Control Engineering, Software, Project Management, etc.

Potential roles in industry

  • Systems architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Logistic operation manager
  • Project manager

Potential employers

  • Companies e.g. Telecom, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Renewable, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Robotics
  • Software companies