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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

College of Engineering

Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering

Certificate under consideration for discontinuance.

This 18-unit post-baccalaureate certificate is focused toward development and management of complex systems. Each such complex system requires a clear Systems Engineering Master Plan, a set of methodologies, appropriate tools, a rigorous requirements flow-down technique, and a comprehensive Project Management Plan to enable system design and project management for effective and efficient human interaction.

Please be aware that this program is not eligible for Financial Aid unless pursued concurrently with a degree program.


  • 1. Completion of an accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or equivalent;

  • 2. Satisfactory completion of 18 units listed below;

  • 3. File a program application card with Admissions and Records, and file for the Certificate at least one semester prior to completion;

  • 4. The Certificate may be awarded concurrently or subsequently to baccalaureate degree.

Required Courses

The Certificate Program requires a minimum of 18 semester units, as indicated below.

1. System Engineering Core Courses, 6 units of the following:

  • EE 503 Advanced Systems Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 411 or equivalent mathematical maturity with a grade of "C" or better.

  • MAE 508 Systems Engineering and Integration (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

2. Engineering Management Courses, 6 units from the following:

  • CECS 521 Database Architecture (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 328 and 323 or 421 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • MAE 506 Management of Engineering Technology and Innovation (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.

  • MAE 507 Engineering Project Management (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.

3. Manufacturing Courses, 3 units of the following:

  • MAE 574 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 322, 490A with a grade of "C" or better.

4. Advanced Engineering Mathematics/Analysis Courses, 3 units from the following:

  • EE 502 Engineering Modeling and Simulation (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 380 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • EE 505 Advanced Engineering Mathematics for Electrical Engineers (3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

  • EE 508 Probability Theory & Random Processes (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 380 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • MAE 501 Engineering Analysis I (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 370A with a grade of "C" or better.

  • MAE 502 Engineering Analysis II (3)
    Prerequisite: MAE 501 with a grade of "C" or better.

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