Master of Science in Systems Engineering

The complexity of today’s products and systems means a systematic approach is crucial for the successful completion of critical projects. Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Systems Engineering is designed to help meet the need for skilled professionals who can manage the design and development of complex engineering systems.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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    Colorado Springs | Denver

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    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making4
    PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure4
    PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques4
    SCM620Impact on Design & Production4
    SE600Systems Engineering I4
    SE610Systems Engineering II4
    SE612Quantitative Analysis for Systems4
    SE620System Dynamics, Modeling, and Simulation4
    SE630Systems Acquisition Processes and Standards4
    Total Credit Hours:36
    Courses: Electives
    ELE Select 12 hours of electives from CS/CE/IT/EE 600-level12

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree program is designed to provide technical depth in engineering topics that require a solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, differential equations, Laplace and Fourier transforms, probability, and linear algebra), engineering and physics. Students who possess this background but need to refresh their mathematics/systems skills are highly encouraged to take MATH500 and SE500. Electives in CS may require additional background in undergraduate computer science topics. CS500, Foundations in Computer Science, and knowledge of a current programming language may be required to ensure an adequate foundation. These courses may be skipped with sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience. Electives in EE or CE may require a background in undergraduate electrical or computer engineering. Students from a non-engineering undergraduate background should consult with an Engineering Chair or Dean to design an undergraduate foundation engineering program in preparation for this degree.

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right master’s degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree include:1

    • Engineering Manager 
    • Manufacturing Engineer 
    • Director Of Engineering 
    • Chief Engineer 
    • Engineering Project Manager 
    • Energy Engineer 
    • Manufacturing Process Engineer 
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