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 is not delivered by distance media; it is driven by an agreement between the instructor and the student. Typical examples are thesis, research, internship, and other courses where the objectives and activities are determined jointly by the instructor and the student. In most cases, the agreement on course activities and objectives is reached with the student and advisor or instructor before enrollment in the course. During the course, the instructor and student communicate by any convenient means, usually phone and email.

This course has an online component delivered through Canvas.

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).