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Major Courses

The following course program is for the class of 2017. Complete course descriptions are available for hyperlinked courses; shorter descriptions can be found in the course catalog. The 4/C year is not included because it is common to all majors. The major electives listed in the 1/C year are listed below.

Note: this is provided for informational purposes only. Do not use it to complete your registration. Consult your academic adviser for the most up to date graduation requirements.

Class Of 2017 - Systems Engineering Major - ESE

3/c Fall 3/c Spring 2/c Fall 2/c Spring 1/c Fall 1/c Spring

NN210  1-2-2 
Basic Navigation 

NE203  3-0-3 Ethics & Moral Reasoning

NN310 1-2-2
Advanced Navigation

NL310  3-0-3

Leadership: Theory and Applications

NS43X  1-2-2

JO Practicum

SP211  3-2-4 

General Physics I

SP212   3-2-4  

General Physics II

EE331  3-2-4

 Electrical Engineering I

ES300  3-0-3
Naval Weapons Systems


HUM/SS Elective

NL400  2-0-2

Law for the Junior Officer

SM221 4-0-4

Calculus III with Vector Fields

SM212   4-0-4

Differential Equations

SM316 3-0-3
Engineering Math with Probs & Stats

EC312   2-2-3

Applications of Cyber Engineering

HH215 3-0-3
A, M, or P Asia, Mid East, or West Modern

HH216 3-0-3
West in Modern World


HUM/SS Elective

EM211  3-0-3


EM232  3-0-3


EM316  3-0-3

Thermo-Fluid Sciences I

EM317  2-2-3

Thermo-Fluid Sciences II

ES403  1-2-2
Engineering Design Methods

ES402 2-4-4

Systems Design

ES200  3-2-4
Introduction to
Systems Engineering

ES202   2-2-3
Principles of Mechatronics 

ES301  2-2-3
System Modeling and Simulation


Major Elective I


Major Elective III

ES305  3-2-4

Linear Control Systems

ES309 0-4-2
Guided Design


Major Elective II


Major Elective V

ES306 2-2-3
Advanced Control


Major Elective IV

17 20 19 17 17 17
Major Credits: 55   Total Credits: 142      

Major Electives are grouped into Concentrations

For a comprehensive list, see your academic adviser.  S/F = Spring Fall

Note: Check list of courses in MIDS for current availability. 

Control and Estimation

ES413 F  Digital Control Systems
ES456 F  Autonomous Vehicles
ES418 S  Optimal Control and Estimation (Demo)

Cyber Physical Systems

ES430 F Embedded Microcontroller System Integration
ES485C F  Cyber-physical Systems
ES432 S Embedded Microcontroller Applications

Engineering Management

ES461 F  Quantitative Methods for Management 
ES462 S Emerging Technologies
ES464 S Engineering Economics 


ES450 F Introduction to Robotic Systems
ES456 F Autonomous Vehicles
ES451 S Mobile Robot Design
ES452 S Advanced Topics in Robotics
ES453 S Introduction to Computer Vision

Signal Processing

EE432 F Digital Signal Processing
ES453 S Introduction to Computer Vision

Environmental (Ocean Engineering)

EN411 F Ocean Environmental Engineering I 
EN412 S Ocean Environmental Engineering II

Nuclear (Mechanical Engineering)

ER301 F,S Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering
ER362 S Reactor Physics
ER371 S Nuclear Plant

Materials (Mechanical Engineering)

EM217 F,S Strength of Materials
EM313 F,S Materials Science
EM456 S Corrosion and Corrosion Control

Major Elective 5: single technical electives, not affiliated with a concentration

Any of the preceding courses or:

Systems Department Courses

ES470 F Desktop Manufacturing
ES485A  F Lasers in a Maritime Environment      
ES486E S Electronic Warfare and Cyberspace
ES495/6 F/S Systems Engineering Research (with Dept Chair approval)

Other Department Courses*:

SM261 F Matrix Theory
SP411 F Underwater Acoustics and Sonar
EN401 S Engineering in the Littoral Zone
EA413 F Stability and Control
EM423 S Mechanical Vibrations
EM444 S Solar Engineering
EM447 S Wind and Tidal Energy
EN430 F/S Underwater Work Systems
EE451 F Electrical Properties of Semi-Conductors
EA461 F Space Environment
EM461 S Engines: Principles, Design and Applications
EN470 S Life Support Systems
EM485F F Energy Analysis, Policy and Security
EA486A S Human Spaceflights
EX486B S Design of Modern Weapons
EM486H S Waste to Energy Conversion
EN486L S Historic Shipwrecks

PreMed (Only one of the following courses will count towards a Major Elective)

SC225 F Organic Chemistry I
SC226 S Organic Chemistry II
SB251 F,S General Biology I
SB252 F,S General Biology II

*Other Division I or II course with Department Chair approval

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