Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Systems Engineering is designed to help meet the needs for skilled professionals who can manage the development of complex engineering systems. The program aims to provide technical depth in engineering topics covering the overall process of defining, developing, operating, maintaining, and ultimately replacing quality systems. The program emphasizes the use of quantitative methods, especially the use of MATLAB to facilitate modeling, simulation and decision making in the presence of uncertainty. The main concepts behind systems engineering are very portable – meaning, once you learn them, you can apply them to a variety of situations, products and industries. If you are interested in how a business works overall and being responsible for integrating each of those components into an efficient and profitable process, this program may be right for you.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4
    PM610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure 4
    PM620 Schedule and Cost Control Techniques 4
    SCM620 Impact on Design & Production 4
    SE600 Systems Engineering I 4
    SE610 Systems Engineering II 4
    SE612 Quantitative Analysis for Systems 4
    SE620 System Dynamics, Modeling, and Simulation 4
    SE630 Systems Acquisition Processes and Standards 4
    Total Credit Hours: 36
    Courses: Electives
    ELE Select 12 hours of electives from CS/CE/IT/EE 600-level 12

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Admission 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 from a non-engineering undergraduate background will not be considered for this degree program at this time.

  • The Master of Science in Systems Engineering explores the integration of coherent and effective systems. While related, it is not software engineering or software systems engineering. There are other options to pursue depending on your educational and career goals. Explore these other CTU options to find the best fit for you:

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Plan, manage and participate in the complete SE life-cycle process
    • Select and apply modern SE tools, including operations research, system modeling/simulation/test methods, synthesis techniques, process control and system
    • Define the role and scope of SE and its interface with the related areas of project management, operations, logistics, performance, test, manufacturing, training and support, reliability/maintainability, quality assurance and disposal
    • Select and apply appropriate industry/government standards, models, metrics and documentation standards incorporated in SE practice
    • Apply oral and written communications skills essential to the SE process
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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