2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Official Certificate in Systems Engineering

The Official Certificate in Systems Engineering familiarizes students with the intricacies and artistry of systems engineering. Participants acquire proficiency in utilizing systems engineering tools and skills, enabling them to seamlessly integrate user needs, manage requirements, conduct technological evaluations, and construct intricate system architectures. A key learning outcome involves mastering the application of systems thinking to comprehend the interconnectedness and interdependencies among various components within a system. The courses emphasize the development of knowledge, skills, mindset, and leadership qualities essential for success as a systems engineering leader. This certificate is designed as a hybrid program to accommodate busy work and personal schedules effortlessly. Furthermore, the courses within the program are eligible for Continuing Education credits.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following:

1.A completed online application and supplemental materials (ccsu.edu/apply)

  • Current resume (optional) 
  • Application fee

2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 3.00 or higher)

  • Applicants with a GPA of 2.70 to 2.99 may be considered for conditional admission 
  • Applicants must hold a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a closely related field
  • Applicants who hold a four-year Bachelor’s degree in a different field must complete the necessary pre-requisite foundation courses
    • Foundation course subjects include: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Materials, and Engineering
    • All necessary foundation courses will be specified by the admissions committee after an applicants credentials are assessed.

Required Courses (12 cr)

SE 501Systems Engineering Principles and Practices


SE 502Systems Design and Integration


SE 503Systems Modeling and Simulation



SE 500/SE 400Special Topics in Systems Engineering


SE 504Model-Based Systems Engineering


Total Credit Hours: 12