ENGR 597 - Group Study in Systems Engineering

  • 3 credits

This course requires students to complete a systems engineering project, with a formal report on the results. A broad scope of projects may be considered, including design in hardware and/or software, a virtual project, or an analysis/feasibility study. The project should consider the full system life cycle, and take a systems engineering approach to analysis and/or design.

Successful students will develop an understanding of the requirements of a successful systems engineering project, including needs analysis and a life-cycle based approach. They will also broaden their perspective with the real-world experience of taking a systems engineering project from an initial concept through to completion, including analysis/design/testing and formal reporting of the results.

Students must find an appropriate advisor for their project prior to registering. Visit our Systems Engineering faculty listing: http://www.online.colostate.edu/degrees/systems-engineering/faculty.do. and contact the Systems Engineering Advisor at sys_engr_info@engr.colostate.edu to register.

This course can be applied towards:


ENGR 530/ECE 530 (Overview of Systems Engineering Processes); ENGR 531/ECE 531 (Engineering Risk Analysis); CIS 600 (Information Technology and Project Management).

Important Information

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 csu_online_registration@mail.colostate.edu to learn more.


Ronald M. Sega

(970) 491-7067 | ron.sega@colostate.edu

RONALD M. SEGA is Director of the Systems Engineering programs at Colorado State University (CSU). He is also the Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering. He holds a B.S. in physics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.S. in physics from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Sega was the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from 1996-2001.

Dr. Sega was Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense (DoD), from 2001-2005. From 2005-2007 he was the Under Secretary of the Air Force where he served as the DoD Executive Agent for Space.

Dr. Sega is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). A former astronaut, he flew aboard Space Shuttles Discovery (1994) and Atlantis (1996).