Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Effective April 3, 2018, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Denver Campus.

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Colorado Springs campus. This degree is designed 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.

This program is designed to help enable students to build upon their existing engineering knowledge and develop an in-depth understanding of modern systems design and implementation knowledge for emerging and evolving engineering technologies. Students have an opportunity to be involved in advanced systems design processes and frameworks to define, develop, implement, and test complex systems. Students are encouraged to apply their systems engineering knowledge and skills to course projects based on industry trends as well as have the opportunity to develop systems engineering, project management, and leadership skills to help them prepare for engineering responsibilities.

Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Engineering is to develop team-oriented engineering professionals from diverse backgrounds who are prepared to ethically apply industry-relevant, real-world skills to achieve value-added solutions in a dynamic world.

Program Requirements
Admission Requirements

The CTU Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree program requires a solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra), engineering and physics.

Master of Systems Engineering Outcomes

• Plan, manage and participate in the complete SE life-cycle process and sub-processes from commercial industry and government contractor perspectives
• Select and apply modern SE tools, including operations research, system modeling/simulation/test methods, synthesis techniques, process control and system integration tools.
• 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

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making


PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure


PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques


SCM620Impact on Design & Production


SE600Systems Engineering I


SE610Systems Engineering II


SE612Quantitative Analysis for Systems


SE620System Dynamics, Modeling, and Simulation


SE630Systems Acquisition Processes and Standards


Total Credit Hours:36

Courses: Electives

ELE Select 12 hours of electives from CS/CE/IT/EE 600-level


Total Credit Hours: 48


  • Colorado Springs
  • Virtual Campus