Systems Engineering Specialization
General Degree Requirements
- Minimum of 30 credits of graduate work in approved program of study for the concentration.
- Minimum of 24 credits must be earned at Colorado State University, 21 of which must be at the 500-level and earned after formal admission to the University.
- Minimum of 21 credits earned at Colorado State must be in 500-level or higher.
- No independent study, research, internship, supervised college teaching, or practicum credits may be credited toward the degree.
- No more than two courses at the 400-level taken at Colorado State University are permitted.
- No more than two 500-level or higher graduate courses may be transferred from another accredited university.
- Electives and course substitutions must be approved by the Program Advisor.
The program begins by establishing a strong foundation in systems engineering and concludes with collaborative group study. You are encouraged to start with ENGR 501 but can take the remaining courses in any order. At least four courses applicable to the degree will be offered each fall and spring semester, and students typically enroll in no more than two classes per semester.
Course delivery options allow you to study when and where it works best for you, whether that is attending in-person, streaming the lecture from your computer while it's happening live on campus, or watching a recorded version at a time more convenient for you.
To see when courses are expected to be offered, please check our Course Descriptions page.
Take the following four courses:
- ENGR 501 - Foundations of Systems Engineering (3 cr.)
- ENGR 530 - Overview of Systems Engineering Processes (3 cr.)
- ENGR 531 - Engineering Risk Analysis (3 cr.)
- ENGR 502 - Engineering Project and Program Management (3 cr.)
CIS 600 - Information Technology and Project Management (3 cr.)
CIS 670 - Advanced IT Project Management (3 cr.)
- ENGR 510 - Engineering Optimization: Method/Application (3 cr.)
- ENGR 520 - Engineering Decision Support/Expert Systems (3 cr.)
- ENGR 532 - Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems (3 cr.)
- ENGR 565 - Electrical Power Engineering (3 cr.)
- ENGR 567 - Systems Engineering Architecture (3 cr.)
- ENGR 580A4 - Cybersecurity for Systems Engineers (3 cr.)
- ENGR 581A2 - Coupled Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.)
- ENGR 680A2 - Systems Requirements Engineering (3 cr.)
- MECH 513 - Simulation Modeling and Experimentation (3 cr.)
- CIS 610 - Software Development Methodology (3 cr.)
Please view our course options page to access a list of suggested electives.
A maximum of 6 credit hours at the 400 level is permitted. The remaining credits must be at the 500 level or above.
Another elective course approved by the Program Advisor