Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.)

The Systems Engineering Department is excited to announce our newest program option: the Doctor of Engineering in Systems Engineering!

**PLEASE NOTE** Transfers between the SE Ph.D. and SE D.Eng. were permitted only for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.

Documents and Forms

DEng Degree Sheet (42 Credits)

DEng Degree Sheet (72 Credits)

Practicum Sponsor Requirements

DEng Goals and Process Explanation

DEng Annual Student Evaluation

GS6 Worksheet for SE Students

SE Graduate Student Handbook

Degree Summary

  • Minimum of 72 credits must be completed.
  • Minimum of 32 credits at the 500-level or above must be earned at Colorado State University after formal admission to a doctoral program.
  • No more than two courses at the 400 level taken at Colorado State University are permitted (no 400-level courses permitted for the 42-credit path).
  • No more than 6 credits of 500-level or higher graduate courses may be transferred from another accredited university, with committee and program approval.
  • Electives and course substitutions must be approved by the Program Advisor.

Deciding between the D.Eng. and Ph.D.? This flowchart might help.

Practicum Sponsor, Committee, and Progression Overview

The D.Eng. degree is a highly applied degree that requires students to be working or active in the Systems Engineering field while completing the degree. All D.Eng. candidates are expected to have a sponsor from within their company/organization/practicum site to serve on their advisory committee as an industry member and help coordinate the practicum and dissertation process from within the organization. More information on practicum sponsor requirements and processes can be viewed in the above ‘Documents and Forms’ link.

In addition to the practicum sponsor, D.Eng. students also have a full CSU advisory committee, including a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor and potentially some initial committee members are selected for those students who gain admission to the program, based on their background and proposed project topic. The D.Eng. has a limited capacity for new students each year and the admissions process is competitive.

All D.Eng. students are considered provisional until they complete a qualifying process and preliminary examination. For the qualifying process, each candidate must pass all courses with a grade “B” or higher (B- and below are not acceptable grades). The preliminary exam is not a standard written or oral exam, rather it is an opportunity for the student’s D.Eng. committee to examine the student’s planned practicum project activity and determine their knowledge of fundamental principles that specifically apply to the planned project.

Curriculum

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 SE Courses page.

42-Credit D.Eng. (with applicable master's)

SYSE 710 – Leadership/Innovation in Systems Engineering (3 cr.)
Must be completed in first year

SYSE 501 – Foundations of Systems Engineering (3 cr.)

SYSE 530 – Overview of Systems Engineering Processes (3 cr.)

SYSE/ECE 532 – Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems (3 cr.)

SYSE 567 – Systems Engineering Architecture (3 cr.)

SYSE 569 – Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers (3 cr.)

SYSE 571 – Analytics in Systems Engineering (3 cr.)

SYSE 602 – Systems Requirements Engineering (3 cr.)

SYSE 603 – Introduction to Systems Test and Evaluation (3 cr.)

SYSE 667 – Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering

ENGR 502 – Engineering Project and Program Management (3 cr.)
        OR
    CIS 600A – Information Technology and Project Management (3 cr.)
        OR
    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 525 – Intellectual Property and Invention Systems (3 cr.)

ENGR 531 – Engineering Risk Analysis (3 cr.)

ENGR/ECE 565 – Electrical Power Engineering (3 cr.)

ECE 566 – Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems (3 cr.)

ENGR 570 – Coupled Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.)

MECH 513 – Simulation Modeling and Experimentation (3 cr.)

Other experimental courses as offered; check with SE advisor

BUS 500 – Business Systems and Processes (2 cr.)

BUS 601 – Quantitative Business Analysis (2 cr.)

CIS 570 – Business Intelligence (3 cr.)

CIS 575 – Applied Data Mining and Analytics in Business (3 cr.)

BUS 620 – Leadership and Teams (2 cr.)

BUS 630 – Information Management (2 cr.)

CIS 676 – Information Technology Management (3 cr.)

SYSE 711 – Ethics in Systems Engineering (1 cr.)

PSY 647 – Applied Industrial Psychology (3 cr.)

PSY 648 – Applied Organizational Psychology (3 cr.)

SYSE 786 – Applied Systems Engineering Practicum (9 cr.)

The Preliminary Exam is expected to be completed prior to enrolling in SYSE 786 credits. SYSE 786 credits may be taken concurrently with a last semester of coursework, with committee permission.

Practicum credits can be completed throughout multiple semesters. 9 credits is the minimum; students may end up needing to take more depending on their progress and project.

SYSE 799B – Dissertation: Professional Doctorate (9 cr.)

All SYSE 786 credits and requirements must be completed prior to enrolling in SYSE 799B credits.

Dissertation credits can be completed throughout multiple semesters. 9 credits is the minimum; students may end up needing to take more depending on their progress and project.

**Please note the 42-credit D.Eng. option does not include space for technical electives.

72-Credit D.Eng.

SYSE 501 – Foundations of Systems Engineering (3 cr.)
Must be completed in first year

SYSE 710 – Leadership/Innovation in Systems Engineering (3 cr.)
Must be completed in first year

SYSE 530 – Overview of Systems Engineering Processes (3 cr.)

ENGR 531 – Engineering Risk Analysis (3 cr.)

ENGR 502 – Engineering Project and Program Management (3 cr.)
        OR
    CIS 600A – Information Technology and Project Management (3 cr.)
        OR
    CIS 670 – Advanced IT Project Management (3 cr.)

SYSE/ECE 532 – Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems (3 cr.)

SYSE 567 – Systems Engineering Architecture (3 cr.)

SYSE 569 – Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers (3 cr.)

SYSE 571 – Analytics in Systems Engineering (3 cr.)

SYSE 602 – Systems Requirements Engineering (3 cr.)

SYSE 603 – Introduction to Systems Test and Evaluation (3 cr.)

SYSE 667 – Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering

ENGR 510 – Engineering Optimization: Method/Application (3 cr.)

ENGR 520 – Engineering Decision Support/Expert Systems (3 cr.)

ENGR 525 – Intellectual Property and Invention Systems (3 cr.)

ENGR/ECE 565 – Electrical Power Engineering (3 cr.)

ECE 566 – Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems (3 cr.)

ENGR 570 – Coupled Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.)

MECH 513 – Simulation Modeling and Experimentation (3 cr.)

Other experimental courses as offered; check with SE advisor

BUS 500 – Business Systems and Processes (2 cr.)

BUS 601 – Quantitative Business Analysis (2 cr.)

CIS 570 – Business Intelligence (3 cr.)

CIS 575 – Applied Data Mining and Analytics in Business (3 cr.)

BUS 620 – Leadership and Teams (2 cr.)

BUS 630 – Information Management (2 cr.)

CIS 676 – Information Technology Management (3 cr.)

SYSE 711 – Ethics in Systems Engineering (1 cr.)

PSY 647 – Applied Industrial Psychology (3 cr.)

PSY 648 – Applied Organizational Psychology (3 cr.)

Please view our course options page to access a list of suggested electives, or you may use any additional Systems Engineering or applied/professional electives listed above.

Only the 72-credit D.Eng. curriculum allows technical electives.

SYSE 786 – Applied Systems Engineering Practicum (9 cr.)

The Preliminary Exam is expected to be completed prior to enrolling in SYSE 786 credits. SYSE 786 credits may be taken concurrently with a last semester of coursework, with committee permission.

Practicum credits can be completed throughout multiple semesters. 9 credits is the minimum; students may end up needing to take more depending on their progress and project.

SYSE 799B – Dissertation: Professional Doctorate (9 cr.)

All SYSE 786 credits and requirements must be completed prior to enrolling in SYSE 799B credits.

Dissertation credits can be completed throughout multiple semesters. 9 credits is the minimum; students may end up needing to take more depending on their progress and project.

Interested in Applying?

Check out our Getting Started page to learn more about the admissions process.