systems engineering deals with the design and analysis of complex,
human-machine systems. System engineers, with the "big picture" or
systems viewpoint, serve as management and operations analysts, focusing on the
people, materials, equipment and procedures needed for the most efficient and
effective systems performance. Systems engineers analyze and evaluate systems
against specified performance criteria, such as quality, before new systems are
created or old ones are modified. Systems engineering techniques can be applied
in manufacturing and service industries, health care systems, governmental
agencies and non-profit organizations.
The master of science in industrial and systems engineering degree program
at Colorado State University-Pueblo is open to students with
quantitatively based baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or
universities, and provides students with practical knowledge in areas such as
facilities planning, operations planning and control, economic analysis, design
of experiments, and project management. Methodologies employed by systems
engineers include probability and statistics, mathematical programming,
computer simulation, and human performance studies.
The master of science in systems engineering degree consists of 16 semester
hours of required courses and 17 semester hours of elective courses including
thesis credit, for a total of 33 semester hours minimum. No more than 12
credits of 400-level courses may be counted for graduate credit. Courses from
the approved set of electives may be substituted, if approved, for required
courses for which a student can demonstrate mastery as a result of previous
Expected Student Learning Outcomes. Each MSISE graduate
will be able to:
- Apply fundamental industrial engineering knowledge in the areas of
facility planning and design and operations planning and control.
- Use fundamental industrial engineering tools including optimization and
- Apply a broad range of other industrial engineering and general
- Apply a set of specialized knowledge and tools in some area within or
related to industrial engineering.
Template for plan of study
For more information, please contact the Department of Engineering
- Department of Engineering
- Colorado State University Pueblo
- 2200 Bonforte Blvd.
- Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
or send an email to Prof. Sarper.