Master of Engineering (M.E.)

Documents and Forms

ME Curriculum Degree Sheet

GS6 Worksheet for SE Students

SYSE 695 Information and Registration

SE Graduate Student Handbook

Degree Summary

  • 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.


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.

Take the following four courses:

  • SYSE 501 – Foundations of Systems Engineering (3 cr.)
  • 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.)
        CIS 600A – Information Technology and Project Management (3 cr.)
        CIS 670 – Advanced IT Project Management (3 cr.)

Choose 9 credits from the following:

  • SYSE/ECE 532 – Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems (3 cr.)
  • SYSE 534 – Human Systems Integration (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 573 – Cost Optimization for Systems Engineers (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.)
  • ENGR 570 – Coupled Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.)
  • MECH 513 – Simulation Modeling and Experimentation (3 cr.)
  • Other experimental courses as offered; check with SE advisor

You may choose from the SE Suggested Elective list. This list is not exhaustive. If you find a graduate-level technical course that pertains to your professional goals and/or the systems engineering field, please contact the SE Department to check if it may apply as an elective.

A maximum of 6 credit hours at the 400 level is permitted. The remaining credits must be at the 500 level or above.

SYSE 695 – Independent Study (3 cr.)


Another SE course approved by the Program Advisor

Interested in Applying?

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