Master of Engineering - Systems Engineering

See why so many working professionals choose our ME Systems Engineering program

Systems engineering describes the highly interdisciplinary domain of scientific, technical, and managerial skills needed to evolve, verify, field and support an integrated and balanced set of system solutions designed to satisfy customer needs. The UCCS Master of Engineering Systems Engineering (MESyE) program provides a broad understanding of the roles of a systems engineer and a thorough understanding of process implementation -- from needs analysis and system requirements to trade off studies and system design.

Available exclusively online, the MESyE program can be completed entirely via distance. For more information contact us at

Program Goals

The UCCS MESyE program is designed to enhance value in today's engineering workforce by focusing on the roles of a systems engineer.

Program graduates will know and be able to perform in the following areas:

    • Broad understanding of the systems engineering life-cycle process
    • Thorough understanding of project management techniques applied to technical development, including risk analysis
    • Proficiency with mathematical tools and techniques used to perform systems analysis, trade-off studies, and high-level modeling
    • Broad understanding of systems architecture and its relationship to system design

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for regular admission into the Master of Engineering - Systems Engineering program are as follows:

  • Baccalaureate degree (BS) in engineering or a related science discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 in all college level academic work attempted.
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion of the following university-level coursework:
    • Three semesters of Calculus
    • At least one semester beyond Calculus (Advanced Calculus or Differential Equations)
    • Linear Algebra
    • Probability and Statistics
  • Two years experience in a commercial, civil or government engineering/science field.

A student who lacks one or more of the above courses may be admitted on a provisional basis, but will normally be required to satisfy the requirements after admission.

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Program Information

 The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 24 hours of core program courses and 6 hours of electives.

Core Requirements (24 credit hours)

  • Introduction to Systems Perspective
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Systems Engineering Processes
  • System Analysis
  • Systems Architecture
  • Project Estimation and Risk Analysis
  • Engineering Modeling and Simulation
  • Systems Engineering Project (Capstone course)

Elective Courses (6 credit hours - students choose two)

  • Finance & Accounting for Engineering Managers
  • Leadership for Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Astronautics
  • Space Mission Analysis
  • Spacecraft Environment Interactions
  • Space Communications

The ME in Systems Engineering is a non-thesis program. Program requirements include successful completion of a capstone project, which is part of the prescribed course sequence and should demonstrate mastery of the overall program objectives. The capstone course is scheduled in two parts - a two credit hour course during the Fall term, followed by a one credit hour course during the Spring term which is devoted to project documentation and final presentation. Project topics are decided between the student and the advisor and will normally relfect a real world industry or community need and/or interest.

For additional information, please contact the College of Engineering and Applied Science Extended Studies Coordinator at 719-255-3246 or by email at