Colorado State University offers education in CATIA software for Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and SysML

Systems engineering students gain access to key software for MBSE

The Colorado State University Department of Systems Engineering is providing its graduate students with access to key software for modeling complex systems.

The department has acquired education licenses for a suite of three products under the CATIA Magic lineup: The Magic System of Systems Architect, the Magic Model Analyst, and the Magic Collaboration Studio.

These software work together to allow systems engineers to build models, observe their functionality, and collaborate with others in the process.

“Educating our students in model-based system engineering is important in this technically complex era,” Daniel Herber, CSU assistant professor of systems engineering, said. “I’m gratified to give them access to some of the leading tools used in industry today.”

Recently the parent company, Dassault Systèmes, reinstated an academic license agreement. Herber said he was excited for the renewed availability and new capabilities offered on this software.

Herber teaches four classes at CSU, including Systems Engineering Architecture (SYSE 567) and Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering (SYSE 667). He regularly teaches using tools like MATLAB, R, and other coding languages, too.

The CSU SE department offers only graduate student education. Most of their students are working professionals in engineering fields, approximately 90% take classes online, and half are working on their PhDs.

“Graduate students like ours are discerning and expect to learn with the tools that can directly help them in their careers,” Herber said. “That’s why we give them access to resources like these.”

Herber said students enrolled in the CSU SE Department interested in learning these programs should reach out to him directly.

The CSU SE department works closely with industry to maintain five graduate programs: A certificate in SE, a Master of Engineering degree, a Master of Science, a Doctor of Engineering degree, and a PhD program. It is the largest PhD program at CSU and one of the largest systems engineering departments in the country.