"Do I have to think of everything?!!&" That's usually an exasperated outburst to someone who isn’t doing his share of the mental lifting. To a system engineer, however, it’s a job description. Yes, the system engineer has to think of everything — a project's technical specifications, how to coordinate the team of specialized engineers working on the project, how everything relates, how to determine what's causing a glitch, and then how to fix it. The big, the complex, the fraught-with-complications. That's what industrial and systems engineers excel at, and that's what our industrial and systems engineering program excels at training you for.
The world runs on systems — transportation systems, food-supply systems, communication systems, government systems, and too many more to fit on this page. These huge systems need men and women with the special talent to ensure they run smoothly. They need “big picture” people — industrial and systems engineers.
That need is steadily increasing as the world’s resources continue to shrink and cost effectiveness becomes paramount. Right now, the demand for system engineers is actually greater than the current labor pool. That’s one reason why CNN Money Magazine ranked system engineering the #1 job in America.
With an outlook this exciting, you need a program that gives you every advantage in training for the real world before you graduate. The University of New Haven program does that. Collaborating with each other, our engineering faculty, future employers, students, alumni, and business and industry professionals designed and built an innovative program that teaches you to:
You’ll also get exposure to lifecycle design concepts, including the Department of Defense Model (DoD 5000), the International Model (ISO/IEC 15288), and the National Society of Professional Engineers Model. You’ll apply these models during in-class projects, design process courses, and your industry-sponsored Senior Capstone Design Project.
You’ll quickly feel at home in our state-of-the-art, multi-use laboratory. This innovative facility fuses lecture, learning, practice, collaboration and computing zones, with reconfigurable desks and worktables to foster inventive, out-of-the-box learning.
Some of the resources you’ll work with include:
The internship is a required component of the program and gives you invaluable professional experience. Our instructors, who give their students the kind of one-on-one attention often not found in larger universities, will work hard to connect you with a variety of relevant internship opportunities. As of 2012, every junior and senior system engineering student has performed at least one paid internship, and 80% have completed two.
Here are just three of the recent internships that launched University of New Haven students into the real world of industrial and systems engineering:
The University of New Haven is in an ideal location for engineering internships as Connecticut has a high concentration of engineering firms. Our interns prove themselves time after time and are therefore in great demand!
When you graduate with an industrial and systems engineering degree from the University of New Haven, you’ll be qualified for employment in a wide spectrum of industries, consultancies, governmental agencies, and non-profits.
These industries include companies that design and produce aerospace and defense systems, pharmaceuticals, engineered products, consumer products, or chemicals. You may also find employment in non-traditional engineering fields such as healthcare systems and hospitals, financial and insurance institutions, government agencies, energy companies, and transportation/distribution companies.