2014-2015 Catalog 
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Engineering, ME SYE

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The ME SYE program 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-off studies, computer simulation and risk management.  Available exclusively online, the MESYE degree program can be completed entirely via distance.

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 attempted
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to the completion of the following university-level course work:
    • 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 obtain two copies of 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 to the EAS College Office.

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 Degree Requirements

ME SYE General Requirements

The degree program consists of 30 credit hours of course work 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 the Graduate Committee and reflected in the Plan of Study. Course work 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.

ME SYE Capstone Project

All ME SYE students are required to accomplish a capstone systems engineering project to demonstrate mastery of the overall program objectives. The project is administered through SYSE 5450, which is part of the prescribed course sequence. SYSE 5450 is normally scheduled in two parts—a 2 semester hour class during Fall term, followed by a 1 semester hour class during Spring term 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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