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Details on Course Info Tables:
- ** = Included in the Systems Engineering Core (four courses). Choose ENGR 502 or CIS 600 or CIS 670.
- Prerequisites: Consent of instructor is implied whether so stated or not. Prerequisites may be met by presenting evidence of credits earned in equivalent courses or by demonstrating knowledge equivalent to indicated prerequisites.
- Offerings: Course offerings are estimated; there is no guarantee a course will be held for any given semester.
|Title||Subject||#||Prereqs||Description||Terms Offered (Estimated)||Course Info Sheets|
|Foundations of Systems Engineering||SYSE||501**||Introductory overview of the systems engineering perspective and is presented to set the conceptual and practical framework of the entire systems engineering graduate program. Covers the foundational components of systems engineering, the concept development stage every viable system must go through, and the process steps of the engineering development stage. Several issues related to post-development and special topics areas are presented. |
Finishing this course with at least a B+ allows you to bypass the INCOSE knowledge exam for ASEP or CSEP certification.
|Fall & Spring|
|Systems Thinking for the Real World||SYSE||505 (prev. 580A2)||Application of systems thinking language, tools, and framework for solving real-world complex issues.||Spring|
|Systems Sensing and Imaging Analysis||SYSE||512||STAT 301 or equivalent||Sensing, sampling, filtering, transducing, and transmission of information to transform physical data to the digital domain. Subsequent processing of image and digital data, restoration, analysis and classification to problems in inspection, authentication, color science, biometrics, and signal/image characterization. Previously ENGR 681A2; credit may not be earned for both.||Spring of even years (next: Spring 2024)|
|Overview of Systems Engineering Processes||SYSE||530**||STAT 301 or equivalent||Helps students develop a conceptual understanding of the systems engineering life-cycle process and familiarity with analysis techniques used in that process. Introduces concepts of reliability and robustness, and rigorous tools for analysis and design with them in mind. Utilizes real-world experience and case studies of working with a system through all phases of the system design process.||Fall & Spring|
|Dynamics of Complex Systems||SYSE||532||SYSE 501 or concurrent||This course deals with understanding the higher-level behavior and issues that emerge from interaction between components in complex socio-technical systems. The course emphasizes system thinking, dynamic cause and effect relationships, and the higher-level emergent behavior that results from the interaction of many smaller effects that are individually well understood, but more difficult to grasp at a higher level.||Fall|
|Human Systems Integration||SYSE||534||Evaluation of human capabilities and limitations when designing and evaluating complex systems in order to enhance safety, efficiency, usability, and reduce life cycle costs.||Spring|
|Engineering Data Design and Visualization||SYSE||541 (prev. ENGR 580A5)||STAT 301 or equivalent||Data design, aggregation and filtering, intuitive data exploration, effective communication of patterns, summaries, and findings, and methods of archiving for engineers.||Next: Summer 2023; Fall 2024|
|Secure Vehicle and Industrial Networking||SYSE||549 (prev. ENGR 580A6)||CS 163 or CS 164 (Intro to Programming) or equivalent||Theoretical and practical applications of secure communications in automotive and industrial networked systems. Within the context of the OSI seven-level layer networking model, coverage will include physical connections, encoding, message framing, media access control, error detection, cryptography and application security.||Spring of odd years (next: Spring 2025)|
|Systems Engineering Architecture||SYSE||567||SYSE 501 or concurrent or instructor permission||Introduction to formal system architecture methods using the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) with detailed examples. Students will apply the methodology to build architecture models of systems of their choice. Topics include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), real-time systems, secure systems, and networked enterprise architecture.||Fall|
|Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers||SYSE||569||SYSE 501 or concurrent||Cybersecurity principles, practices, technologies, design approaches, and terminology. Incorporation of cybersecurity principles into effective systems designs. This course is directed to System Engineers and other technical personnel with a need to understand cybersecurity in order to integrate it into a balanced system design.||Spring of odd years (next: Spring 2025), Summer of even years (next: Summer 2024)|
|Analytics in Systems Engineering||SYSE||571||STAT 301 or equivalent||Topics include: machine learning for analytics; systems engineering and meta-algorithms; prototyping software for getting to know your data–R, Python,Arduino; applications; 1st, 2nd, 3rd order meta-algorithms for future patterns for intelligent systems||Fall|
|Cost Optimization for Systems Engineers||SYSE||573||ENGR 502 & ENGR 531 (or instructor permission)||Techniques and strategies to respond to requirements, design decisions, and development decisions, while optimizing for cost at the organizational, program, and project level.||Spring as-needed (enrollment-dependent)|
|Control Engineering for Systems Engineers||SYSE||580A1||MATH 229 & CBE 430 or ECE 411 or MECH 417 (Matrices/Linear Equations & Control Systems) or instructor permission||Challenge-driven overview of the diversity of control paradigms for modern, dynamic engineering systems for realizing desired system behaviors. Topics include linear, nonlinear, optimal, robust, decentralized, and hierarchical control methods. Examples from aero-actuation, space, energy, thermal, chemical, and financial systems are presented.||Spring of odd years (next: Spring 2025)|
|Space Mission Analysis and Design||SYSE||580A4||MATH 340 or MATH 345 (differential equations)||Appropriate for engineers, scientists, and technical managers designing or evolving the best mission possible with a limited set of resources including limited time. Designed for both students and professionals in space systems-related fields including defense, commercial, civil and exploration||Fall as-needed (enrollment-dependent)|
|Teaching and Training Using Immersive Tech.||SYSE||580A5||STAT 301 or equivalent or MECH 231 (Engineering Experimentation)||Introduces Social Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality as platforms for designing and implementing educational and training experiences. These experiences are based on using criteria and developing curricula along with well-known instructional design learning models.||Spring|
|AR/VR Environmental Realism for SE||SYSE||581A1||STAT 301 or equivalent or MECH 231 (Engineering Experimentation)||This course explores, explains, and expands the means for engineers, and particularly systems engineers, to create environmental realism in AR/VR applications. The course starts with process of ingestion-the measurement and qualification of the environments of interest: manufacturing, agriculture, space flight, and healthcare. This course is the first in a two-course series; the second course (SYSE580A5) will allow students to implement the final project requirement from SYSE581A1.||Fall|
|Transitions in Energy Systems||SYSE||581A2||Synthesizes foundational ideas from across various components of the global energy complex, some of which are technical-, scientific-, business-, or policy-oriented. Study and investigate the technical, operational, environmental, economic, social, and political transitions that are underway in the energy sector that impact the design, development, and deployment of energy systems of the future.||Fall|
|Group Study – Systems Engineering Skills||SYSE||596||1-2 credit skill-building course for specific areas of systems engineering. Topic changes per semester, and this is offered on an as-needed basis.||As-needed (special topics)|
|Group Study in Systems Engineering||SYSE||597||3-credit course covering special and contemporary topics in the field of systems engineering. Topic changes per semester, and this is offered on an as-needed basis.||As-needed (special topics)|
|Systems Requirements Engineering||SYSE||602||SYSE 501 & SYSE 530||Introduction to the rigorous requirements process within systems engineering, including system requirements analysis, requirements decomposition, allocation, tracking, verification, and validation.||Fall|
|Introduction to Systems Test and Evaluation||SYSE||603||ENGR 502 & ENGR 531||Test and evaluation of systems at both the component and systems levels to provide insights into how systems succeed or fail based on test methodologies.||Spring as-needed (enrollment-dependent)|
|Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering||SYSE||667||SYSE 567||This course continues SYSE 567 by diving deeper into formal system architecting topics, modern tools, and research techniques for system architecture and model-based systems engineering (MBSE).||Spring of even years (next: Spring 2024)|
|Independent Study||SYSE||695||Credits taken while working on the MS Plan B or ME capstone project. This course is driven by an agreement between the faculty project advisor and the student. Requires faculty advisor to enroll.||Spring, Fall, & Summer||MS Plan B or ME only – requires faculty advisor|
|Thesis||SYSE||699||Credits taken while working on the MS Plan A thesis. This course is driven by an agreement between the faculty thesis advisor and the student. Requires faculty advisor to enroll.||Spring, Fall, & Summer||MS Plan A only – requires faculty advisor|
|Research Methods in Systems Engineering||SYSE||780A1||Introduction to the systems engineering research field. Students will learn about the academic research process, norms, and techniques, with emphasis on the PhD program and expectations. May apply to master’s degrees but not DEng.||Spring|
|Leadership/Innovation in Systems Engineering||SYSE||710||Background in technical leadership skill sets, systems engineering skill sets, and intellectual toolkit to develop a successful applied and translational research project/practicum, specifically for admitted DEng students.||Fall||DEng students only|
|Ethics in Systems Engineering||SYSE||711||SYSE 501||A 1-credit brief course covering ethical principles and their application to systems engineering. May not apply to the SE PhD.||Summer||May not apply to PhD|
|Applied Systems Engineering Practicum||SYSE||786||SYSE 710||Credits taken while completing DEng practicum experience. This course is driven by an agreement between the advisory committee, practicum sponsor, and the student.||Spring, Fall, & Summer||DEng students only|
|Independent Study – Publication Replacement||SYSE||795||PhD students who have had two papers accepted for publication, with research done while enrolled at CSU, may be eligible for this credit. Contact program advisor for more information.||Spring, Fall, & Summer||PhD students only|
|Dissertation – PhD||SYSE||799A||Credits taken while working on any part of the PhD dissertation. This course is driven by an agreement between the faculty research advisor and the student.||Spring, Fall, & Summer||PhD students only|
|Dissertation – Professional Doctorate||SYSE||799B||SYSE 786||Credits taken while working on the write-up of the DEng dissertation, after practicum experience is completed. This course is driven by an agreement between the advisory committee, practicum sponsor, and the student.||Spring, Fall, & Summer||DEng students only|
|Title||Subject||#||Prereqs||Description||Terms Offered (Estimated)|
|Information Technology and Project Management||CIS||600A||Course topics include balancing project stakeholder requirements for scope, time, cost, quality, risk, and human factors. The course emphasizes the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) body of knowledge and considers PMP/CAPM professional certifications. CIS 600A OR ENGR 502 may apply to an SE degree/certificate.||Fall & Spring|
|Advanced IT Project Management||CIS||670||CIS 600A||In this class, an applied examination of project management is conducted with an emphasis on preparing for and completing PMI certification. The focus is on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This course aims to prepare you to test for either Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®).||Spring|
|Title||Subject||#||Prereqs||Description||Terms Offered (Estimated)|
|Electrical Power Engineering||ECE/ ENGR||565||ECE 332 (Electronics Principles II) & ECE 342 (Electromagnetic Fields and Devices II) or equivalent||Analysis of power systems in terms of current, voltage, and active/reactive power; introduction of computer-aided tools for power systems.||Fall as-needed (enrollment-dependent)|
|Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems||ECE/ENGR||566||ECE 461 and ECE 462 (Power Systems + Lab) or ECE 565||Aspects of integration of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) to electric power transmission grids.||Spring as-needed (enrollment-dependent)|
For elective requirements on the ME, MS, or a 72-credit doctoral degree’s ‘technical elective’ spaces, any course on our suggested elective list may be used. Please note the 42-credit Ph.D. and the 42-credit D.Eng. program do not include space for electives from this list. The ‘Applied’ and ‘Professional’ elective spaces on the DEng program cannot be chosen from this general list.