Master of Science (M.S.)

Documents and Forms

MS Curriculum Degree Sheet

GS6 Worksheet for SE Students

ENGR 695 Information and Registration

SE Graduate Student Handbook

Degree Summary

  • Minimum of 30 credits of graduate work in approved program of study.
  • Minimum of 24 credits must be earned at Colorado State University, 21 of which credits at the 500-level must be earned after formal admission to the University.
  • 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.
  • There are two options for students pursuing the M.S. in systems engineering – Plan A (thesis option) or Plan B (project option). Plan A requires a faculty advisor before admission.

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.

MS Plan A (with thesis)

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

ENGR 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 600 – 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 532 – Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems (3 cr.)

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

ENGR/ECE 566 – Energy Conversion for Electrical Power Systems (3 cr.)

ENGR 567 – Systems Engineering Architecture (3 cr.)

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

ENGR 570 – Coupled Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.)

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

ENGR 602 – Systems Requirements Engineering (3 cr.)

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

ENGR 667 – Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering

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 Program 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.

ENGR 699 – Thesis (9 Credits)

MS Plan B (with Project)

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

ENGR 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 600 – 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 532 – Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems (3 cr.)

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

ENGR/ECE 566 – Energy Conversion for Electrical Power Systems (3 cr.)

ENGR 567 – Systems Engineering Architecture (3 cr.)

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

ENGR 570 – Coupled Electromechanical Systems (3 cr.)

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

ENGR 602 – Systems Requirements Engineering (3 cr.)

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

ENGR 667 – Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering

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 Program 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.

ENGR 695 – Independent Study (3 Credits)

Interested in Applying?

Check out our Future Students page to learn more about the admissions process.

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Email

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