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SYSE 530 - Overview of Systems Engineering Processes

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Helps students develop a conceptual understanding of the systems engineering life-cycle process and familiarity with analysis techniques used in that process. Introduces concepts of reliability and robustness, and rigorous tools for analysis and design with them in mind. Utilizes real-world experience and case studies of working with a system through all phases of the system design process.

Course Objectives:
Explore real-world problems to develop an understanding of systems engineering life cycle processes and analytical techniques. Each student will complete a project based on a system or enterprise of their choice.
Successful students will learn to:
• Develop analytical skills and optimization methods
• Broaden perspectives working with a system through all phases
• Anaylze architecture issues associated with real-time systems, information assurance, networked enterprises, and virtual and physical architecture prototypes
• Learn models and tools for alternatives analysis and decision making
• Explore queuing theory and analysis
• Use detail design for reliability, maintainability, logistics, affordability


ECE 303 (Introduction to Communications Principles or STAT 303 or STAT 315.); Credit allowed for only one of the following: ECE 530, ENGR 530, or SYSE 530.

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 to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5th Ed. (2011)
    Blanchard and Fabrycky
    ISBN: 9780132217354

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Jeremy Daily

Jeremy Daily served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa (TU) from 2006-2019.

In 2019, Dr. Daily accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Systems Engineering at Colorado State University where he continues to work on heavy vehicle cybersecurity and forensics.

Jeremy Daily and Karl Heimer co-founded the CyberTruck Challenge in 2017. Dr. Daily serves as a director for the CyberTruck Challenge non-profit organization and actively recruits students to participate in this unique opportunity.

In 2013, Dr. Daily started a technology company, Synercon Technologies, LLC, that has developed a data extraction tool for heavy vehicle event data recorder information. Law enforcement and crash reconstruction professionals all over the US and Canada use the Synercon Technologies systems for reconstructing crashes involving heavy vehicles. Synercon Technologies was acquired by DG Technologies in 2018.

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