Systems Engineering Doctorate

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Systems Engineering is geared toward the rapid design and development of large and complex systems. Systems Engineering integrates all the specialty and sub-specialty groups of engineering disciplines into a team whose efforts result in a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation. Example systems include coastal ecosystems, water treatment facilities, computer networks, visualization platforms, deep-water drilling operations, highway safety systems, biofuels production facilities, robotic units, refineries, fiber optic networks, aircraft, vehicle control systems, biomass gasification units, management of utilities during disaster events, and power grids.  

Last updated Sep 2020

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The College of Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to educating world-class engineers who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve the quality of life acro ... Read More

The College of Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to educating world-class engineers who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve the quality of life across the globe. Our college, our faculty, and our administration are known throughout the nation for outstanding engineering education, research, and public service. Our undergraduate student population has soared from approximately 1,100 to over 2,000 over the past few years, making Ragin’ Cajun Engineering the second largest engineering college in Louisiana. We've initiated numerous student development programs, including a leadership development program, engineering ambassadors, and several specialty minors. We are particularly proud that both our African-American and graduate student populations have increased by over 25 percent over the past five years — both go against the national trend. Read less