The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering Practice provides an introduction to the systems engineering discipline and hands-on experience applying systems thinking to real-world problems. Click to view Gainful Employment Disclosures.
Application deadlines match with those for our degree program (July 1 deadline for Fall admission and November 1 deadline for Spring admission).
Students may apply for and complete just the certificate, or may apply for both the certificate and a degree program (separate applications, but can be completed in the same semester). This allows students to start with the certificate and continue on to a more advanced degree.
IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENT
Students must be enrolled in the certificate program the semester in which they complete their final certificate course requirements; a student cannot be back-awarded a certificate. If a student completes all four required courses prior to being admitted, they are ineligible for the certificate.
Certificate Curriculum (12 credits required):
To see when courses are expected to be offered, please check our Course Descriptions page.
ENGR 501 – Foundations of Systems Engineering (3 cr.)
ENGR 530 – Overview of Systems Engineering Processes (3 cr.)
ENGR 531 – Engineering Risk Analysis (3 cr.)
And one of:
ENGR 502 – Engineering Project Management and Program Management (3 cr.), previously MECH 501
CIS 600 – Information Technology and Project Management (3 cr.)
CIS 670 – Advanced IT Project Management (3 cr.)
All 12 credits must be earned at Colorado State University. There are no course waivers or substitutions for certificates.
Interested in Applying?
Check out our Future Students page to learn more about the admissions process.
Please note that all students interested in earning the certificate must apply for the certificate program, even if they are already in a CSU degree program.