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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 Systems Engineering 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.

Course Curriculum

The degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 24 hours of core program courses and 6 hours of electives.
Core Requirements (24 hours):
  • ENGR 5010 Introduction to Systems Perspective
  • ENGR 5050 Engineering Project Management
  • ENGR 5110 Systems Engineering Processes
  • ENGR 5150 System Analysis
  • ENGR 5210 Systems Architecture
  • ENGR 5310 Project Estimation and Risk Management
  • ENGR 5350 Engineering Modeling and Simulation
  • ENGR 5450 Systems Engineering Project
Elective Courses (6 hours)
Students will select two Masters level courses to fulfill the elective requirement. The courses should be consistent with the student's academic background and professional interests and the student's graduate advisor must approve the course selections.
Capstone Project
All systems engineering students are required to accomplish a capstone systems engineering project to demonstrate mastery of the overall program objectives. The project is administered through ENGR 5450, which is part of the prescribed course sequence. The capstone course is normally scheduled in two parts; a two semester hour class during Spring term, followed by a one semester hour class during Summer which is devoted to project documentation and final presentation. Project topics are decided between the student and the advisor and will normally reflect a real world industry or community need and/or interest.

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