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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

College of Engineering

Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering

Not accepting new students as of Fall 2012.

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.


  • 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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