About Us

Mission Statement

The IPFW Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering supports the strategic plan of the university through its mission to achieve the following functional requirements:

  • Offer IPFW students an education in Systems Engineering that enables the student to develop superior products and to lead enterprise change.
  • Provide the industries and enterprises of Northeast Indiana with the leadership and Systems Engineering capability to sustain and grow their businesses.
  • Serve as a conduit between students and industry for research, enterprise improvement, and employment opportunities.

Vision of the Center

The IPFW Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering will be nationally and internationally recognized for its programs which promote research, publication, collaboration, and industrial application.  The IPFW Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering will also be a leader in demonstrating that systems thinking applies to all enterprises, from manufacturing to healthcare, from defense systems to education.

Goals Moving Forward

The goals for the Center are taken directly from our Mission and Vision Statements:

  1. Educate students with our signature Master's degree program in Systems Engineering.
  2. Engage enterprises with a design process for sustainability.
  3. Connect students and industry with research, collaboration, and employment opportunities.
  4. Pioneer advancements in the field of Systems Engineering.

Two relevant, long-term measures for our Center are:

  • Receive national recognition for IPFW’s Systems Engineering programs.
  • Develop state-of-the-art laboratories which are involved in continual engagement with students and industry.