A flexible program introducing you to the systems engineering discipline and with hands-on experience applying systems thinking to real-world problems.
Students may apply for and complete just the certificate, or may apply for both the certificate and a degree program (separate applications, but can be completed in the same semester). This allows students to start with the certificate and continue on to a more advanced degree.
- Requires 12 credits of graduate work
- All credits must be earned at Colorado State University. There are no course waivers or substitutions for certificates.
- No courses completed while enrolled in an undergraduate degree program may be used toward the certificate, unless specifically excluded from the student’s undergraduate degree requirements through the Registrar’s Office.
- Students must be enrolled in the certificate program the semester in which they complete their final certificate course requirements; a student cannot be back-awarded a certificate. If a student completes all four required courses prior to being admitted, they are ineligible for the certificate.
SYSE 501 – Foundations of Systems Engineering (3 cr.)
SYSE 530 – Overview of Systems Engineering Processes (3 cr.)
ENGR 531 – Engineering Risk Analysis (3 cr.)
And one of:
ENGR 502 – Engineering Project Management and Program Management (3 cr.), previously MECH 501
CIS 600A – Information Technology and Project Management (3 cr.)
CIS 670 – Advanced IT Project Management (3 cr.)