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    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Distance Master of Engineering and Graduate Engineering Certificate Programs


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EAS Distance Program Office

Engineering Building, Room 249
(719) 255-3246 Fax: (719) 255-3542
http://www.uccs.edu/~easonline/
email: enonline@uccs.edu 
 

Distance Programs Coordinated by EAS

Master of Engineering in Energy Engineering
Master of Engineering in Engineering Management 
Master of Engineering in Space Operations 
Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
Graduate Certificate in Space Operations
Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering
 

Energy Engineering ME EnE

The Master of Engineering - Energy Engineering is an applied, non-thesis graduate degree that focuses on commercial buildings and manufacturing processes and the energy they require.

ME EnE Admission Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering or a related science discipline from an accredited institution
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 in all college level academic work attempted
  • Undergraduate coursework in:
    • Engineering Economics
    • Thermodynamics or Thermal Engineering
    • Fluid Mechanics
  • Two years of experience in a mechanical, industrial, commercial, civil or government engineering or technical professional position is required

Students are required to request official transcripts from all academic institutions attended (including UCCS if applicable) as well as three letters of recommendation, submitted by the issuing institution or recommender.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to the recommendation of the Program Director.

ME EnE General Degree Requirements

The ME EnE degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework.  ME EnE courses are delivered in a distance learning (online) format.

Deviations from the predefined curriculum (including requests for transfer credit) must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor and reflected in the Plan of Study.  Coursework must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or better, and all coursework applied to the program (including any transfer credit) must have been completed no earlier than six years prior to degree completion.  Students are required to complete a Capstone course to demonstrate mastery of the overall program content.

Engineering Management, ME EM

The Master of Engineering - Engineering Management degree is a practical graduate degree designed to prepare early and mid-career engineers to manage and lead in 21st century technology-driven organizations. The program provides the most up-to-date concepts and skills in engineering management based on the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge developed by the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).

ME EM Admission Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering or a related science discipline from an accredited institution
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 in all college level academic work
  • Undergraduate coursework in
    • Engineering Economics
    • Statistics
  • Two or more years of experience in industrial, civil or government engineering or technical professional position is required. 

Students are required to request official transcripts from all academic institutions attended (including UCCS if applicable) as well as three letters of recommendation, submitted by the issuing institution or recommender.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to the recommendation of the Program Director. 

Currently enrolled UCCS undergraduate engineering students with exceptional academic records and previous work experience may qualify for guaranteed early admission to the graduate program-please contact the College for more information. 

ME EM General Degree Requirements

The degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 21 hours of core courses and 9 hours of specified emphasis courses in Engineering Health or Business. ME EM courses are offered in a distance learning (online) format. 

Deviations from the predefined curriculum (including requests for transfer credit) must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor and reflected in the Plan of Study. Coursework must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or better, and all coursework applied to the program (including any transfer credit) must have been completed no earlier than six years prior to degree completion. 

Space Operations ME SO

The Master of Engineering - Space Operations is an applied, non-thesis graduate degree program ideally suited for working professionals involved in military, civil or commercial space operations, payload and mission support, space systems analysis, space systems engineering, and design. 

ME SO Admission Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering or a related science discipline from an accredited institution.
  • An 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 the completion of the following university level coursework:
    • One semester of calculus
    • One semester of calculus-based Physics
    • Linear Algebra
  • Two years of experience in a commercial, civil or government engineering/science career field 

Students are required to request official transcripts from all academic institutions attended (including UCCS if applicable) as well as three letters of recommendation, submitted by the issuing institution or recommender.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to the recommendation of the Program Director. 

Currently enrolled UCCS undergraduate engineering students with exceptional academic records and previous work experience may qualify for guaranteed early admission to the graduate program-please contact the College for more information. 

ME SO General Degree Requirements

The ME SO degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 24 hours of core courses and 6 hours of specialization electives. ME SO courses are offered in a distance learning (online) format.

Deviations from the predefined curriculum (including requests for transfer credit) must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor and reflected in the Plan of Study. Coursework must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or better, and all course work applied to the program (including any transfer credit) must have been completed no earlier than six years prior to degree completion. 

Systems Engineering, ME SyE

The Master of Engineering-Systems Engineering degree is designed for working professionals who design, develop, field, operate and maintain today’s complex engineering systems. The 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 consistent with guidelines established by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).  Offered courses stress the system life-cycle approach and the underlying systems engineering process. Other courses offer the quantitative basis for conducting trade studies, computer simulation and risk management.

ME SyE Admission Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or a closely related field from an accredited institution
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 in all college level academic work
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to the completion of the following university-level coursework:
    • Three semesters of calculus
    • At least one semester beyond calculus (advanced calculus or ordinary differential equations)
    • Linear algebra
    • Probability and statistics
  • Two or more years of experience with commercial, civil or government systems engineering practice or a closely related field  

Students are required to request official transcripts from all academic institutions attended (including UCCS if applicable) as well as three letters of recommendation, submitted by the issuing institution or recommender.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to the recommendation of the Program Director. 

Currently enrolled UCCS undergraduate engineering students with exceptional academic records and previous work experience may qualify for guaranteed early admission to the graduate program-please contact the College for more information. 

ME SyE General Degree Requirements

The degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 24 hours of prescribed program courses and 6 hours of electives. ME SYE courses are offered in a distance learning (online) format. 

Deviations from the predefined curriculum (including requests for transfer credit) must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor and reflected in the Plan of Study. Coursework must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or better, and all coursework applied to the program (including any transfer credit) must have been completed no earlier than six years prior to degree completion.

Graduate Certificates

The College of Engineering and Applied Science also offers Graduate Certificates in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering and in Space Operations to qualified students. The programs have been designed to provide employees of engineering companies and space related industries with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills. These potential students may not wish to pursue an in-depth rigorous Master of Engineering program but nonetheless desire to increase their professional capability and enhance career advancement opportunities. 

Required Prerequisite Knowledge

Bachelor’s degree (BS) in engineering, mathematics, physics or a closely related field from an accredited university and two years of experience working in a related field. 

Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion of the following university-level coursework: 

     Systems Engineering                                  Space Operations                                                    Engineering Management

     Three semesters of Calculus                        Calculus I                                                                Engineering Economics

     Differential Equations                                   Linear Algebra                                                         Statistics

     Linear Algebra                                              Physics I (calculus-based)

     Probability and Statistics

Certificate Completion

A grade of B or better in each course in the certificate program must be achieved.  Certificate courses must be completed within two (2) years from start of courses.  The certificate programs in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering consists of 12 credit hours and the certificate program in Space Operations consists of 15 credit hours.

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