Systems Engineering Certificate of Completion

Gain an introduction to systems engineering concepts and practices with this four-course series that instills the key core competencies and skills needed to practice as a systems engineer. The four courses (12 credits) cover risk analysis, project management, support systems, and engineering processes.

This certificate program prepares engineers or other professionals in aerospace technology, energy, biosciences, or environmental resources to lead systems engineering development from concept creation to production.

This certificate is a companion to the systems engineering master's degrees. The credits completed as part of this certificate can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.


Students have the advantage of a hybrid course delivery strategy as part of the systems engineering certificate program. These options allow you to study when and where it works best for you, whether that be online while the lecture is happening live on campus or watching a recorded version sometime after work or on the weekend. During certain semesters, some courses (marked by an asterisk above) even offer a face to face option at our South Metro Denver location.

Admission to the University is not required to earn the Certificate of Completion in Systems Engineering. You can register for any course in the certificate program as long as you meet the course prerequisites. Prior CSU coursework and transfer courses cannot be applied toward this certificate.


Candidates for the certificate program should have completed a bachelor of science in engineering, business, life sciences, or natural sciences from an accredited institution or have sufficient technical background. Undergraduate students in good academic standing are permitted to enroll, but must consult their academic advisor prior to registering. A Basic Statistics course is recommended.