This course helps students develop a conceptual understanding of the systems engineering life-cycle process and familiarity with analysis techniques used in that process. It also introduces concepts of reliability and robustness, and rigorous tools for analysis and design with them in mind. The course utilizes real-world experience and case studies of working with a system through all phases of the system design process.
The online section can be accessed synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous means you can log on live and participate in the class as it is occurring on location. While most desirable, this format is not uniformly mandatory. Asynchronous means you can access the video recording of the class sessions when it is convenient for you, nominally in the week following it's live presentation.
This course can be applied toward:
ECE 303/STAT 303 (Introduction to Communications Principles) or STAT 315 (Statistics for Engineers and Scientists). Credit not allowed for both ENGR 530 and ECE 530.
Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.
This class is available live via the Internet during the in-person course section time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. You can also attend the class in person if you contact the instructor ahead of time.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5th Ed. (2011)
Blanchard and Fabrycky
William B. Wood
Mr. Wood has a 45 year background in the US Air Force and Aerospace industry, highlighted by work on a number of major classified and unclassified systems for the US Government. His technical foundation is in the areas of Astrodynamics and Software while his practical applications ranged from satellite constellation operations to large scale air combat control integration, in positions of technical analysis, engineering, software development, systems engineering, engineering / organizational / program management and pursuit / capture of over $5B worth of programs.
Mr. Wood has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics from the US Air Force Academy and the University of Denver, respectively, a MA degree in Business from the University of Nebraska, and is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College's Program Management course. He is certified in the areas of Shipley Proposal Support and Proposal Leadership and as a Project Management Professional (PMP). In addition to his main work responsibilities, Mr. Wood developed and delivered a variety of courses for industry and academia, including Systems Engineering.