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Degrees Offered

The Department of Engineering offers five engineering programs

  • The Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Mechatronics specialization (BSE) is a 4-year program that can be completed at CSU-Pueblo.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) is a 4-year program that can be completed at CSU-Pueblo.
  • The Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering(MSISE) is a 33 hour program. 
  • The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a 33 hour program with emphasis areas in Mechatronics and Railroad Engineering.
  • The Pre Engineering program allows students to take 2 years of courses at CSU-Pueblo and transfer elsewhere to complete an undergraduate degree in engineering. 

Degrees Offered:

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    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)

    The Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Mechatronics specialization (BSE-Mechatronics) is a 4-year program that can be completed at CSU-Pueblo.

    Mechatronics combines mechanical and electrical engineering with computers to create devices that make our lives better. Electrical and mechanical systems, controlled by computers, are at the core of wide range of processes and products.

    The BS in Engineering with specialization in mechatronics is a flexible, broad degree that prepares graduates to work in many industries.

    General engineering education covers topics that prepare you to be a broadly educated engineer: math, physics, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, computer programming, and electrical circuits. The program includes communication skills as well as general education requirements.

    The mechatronics engineering specialization includes courses in electronics, electromechanical devices, microprocessors, control systems, robotics, manufacturing processes, computer integrated manufacturing, quality control reliability, engineering economy, and senior design project.

    The BSE program has the following educational objectives and outcomes, as initially approved and reviewed annually by the Engineering Advisory Board.

    BSE graduates should have:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
    4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
    5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
    6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    7. an ability to communicate effectively
    8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
    9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
    11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    During the first few years after graduation, BSE graduates should be able to

    1. Identify root causes and solve engineering problems.
    2. Function well as individual contributors and on multidisciplinary teams,
    3. Obtain jobs of increasing responsibility applying industrial engineering skills and knowledge to a wide range of problems in a wide range of industries
    4. Continue their education at the graduate level
    5. Obtain additional certifications, and
    6. Design new and improve existing mechatronic systems.

    Number of students and graduates

    Advising Handbook

    The BS in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

    The Department of Mathematics places students into an initial mathematics course based on the student's ACT or SAT score. Students who do not start in Calculus I or higher may need more than 4 years to complete the BSE. Incoming students without high school courses in chemistry and physics may also need courses in addition to those shown in the Advising Handbook.

    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. Fraser or call her at 719.549.2036.

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    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)

    The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) is a 4-year program that can be completed at CSU-Pueblo.

    As defined by the Institute of Industrial Engineers: Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical and physical sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such integrated systems.

    Industrial engineering is a major branch of engineering with applications in manufacturing, service, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Industrial engineers are productivity and quality specialists who deal with the human aspects of work in addition to the advanced technologies of computer software and production related hardware.

    The BSIE program has the following educational objectives and outcomes, as initially approved and reviewed annually by the BSIE Advisory Board.

    BSIE graduates should have:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
    3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
    4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
    5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
    6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
    7. an ability to communicate effectively;
    8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
    9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
    10. a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
    11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    During the first few years after graduation, BSIE graduates should be able to

    1. Identify root causes and solve engineering problems.
    2. Function well as individual contributors and on multidisciplinary teams,
    3. Obtain jobs of increasing responsibility applying industrial engineering skills and knowledge to a wide range of problems in a wide range of industries
    4. Continue their education at the graduate level
    5. Obtain additional certifications, and
    6. Design new and improve existing production and service systems.

    Number of students and graduates

    Advising Handbook

    The BS in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

    The Department of Mathematics places students into an initial mathematics course based on the student's ACT or SAT score. Students who do not start in Calculus I or higher may need more than 4 years to complete the BSE. Incoming students without high school courses in chemistry and physics may also need courses in addition to those shown in the Advising Handbook.

    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. Fraser or call her at 719.549.2036.

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    Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSISE)

    Industrial and 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 course work.

    This degree is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). A student from one of the WICHE states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) is eligible to pay Colorado resident tuition.

    We require that students take the GRE and we use the score in admissions decisions and advising, but we do not have a minimum score.

    We have some financial support for graduate students. To be considered for financial aid for fall, by April 1, send an email to the chair (Professor Jane Fraser) stating your interest in funds and stating your GRE scores.

    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 simulation.
    • Apply a broad range of other industrial engineering and general engineering knowledge.
    • Apply a set of specialized knowledge and tools in some area within or related to industrial engineering.

    MSISE Handbook

    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 Professor Leonardo Bedoya.

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    Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

    The MS in Engineering has two emphasis areas: mechatronics and railroad engineering. The emphasis area in mechatronics builds on the existing BS in Engineering with specialization in mechatronics. The emphasis area in railroad engineering is strengthened by staff and laboratories at the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a world-class engineering facility located in Pueblo. A subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads of America, TTCI is a leading transportation research and testing organization, providing emerging technology solutions for the railway industry throughout North America and the world. (www.aar.com)

    We require that students take the GRE and we use the score in admissions decisions and advising, but we do not have a minimum score.

    We have some financial support for graduate students. To be considered for financial aid for fall, by April 1, send an email to the chair (Professor Jane Fraser) stating your interest in funds and stating your GRE scores.

    Expected Student Learning Outcomes.  Each MSE graduate will be able to:

    • Apply advanced knowledge in engineering to formulate and solve engineering problems.
    • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

    A successful applicant to the MSE program will have a quantitatively based baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students with non-quantitatively based baccalaureate degrees may be admitted conditionally, but additional prerequisites may be required.

    The MS in 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 course work.

    Students may be admitted without the following prerequisites, but will have to meet these requirements by taking leveling courses:

    • Two semesters of calculus, equivalent to Math 126 and Math 224 at CSU-Pueblo,
    • Two semesters of calculus-based physics, equivalent to PHYS 221/221L and 222/222L,
    • Computer programming, preferably in Matlab, equivalent to EN 103,
    • Engineering mechanics (statics and dynamics), equivalent to EN 211 and 212,
    • Electrical circuits, equivalent to EN 231/231L,
    • Linear analog control systems theory, equivalent to EN 360,
    • Calculus-based probability and statistics, equivalent to EN 365 (railroad engineering only), and
    • Engineering economics or finance, equivalent to EN 343.

    The 33-credit degree program has the following components:

    • 2 credits in MS seminar, EN 593. An introduction to philosophical, methodological, and ethical issues in engineering, including engineering research.
    • 12 credits in the core topics in the emphasis area, listed below.
    • 19 credits in electives. In conjunction with a faculty advisor, the student will select courses to build upon and expand the student's knowledge and skills in support of the student's plans for employment and future graduate study. Students are encouraged to select the thesis option (6 credits), as well as to do industry-based projects. Graduate level coursework is available in: ergonomics, scheduling and sequencing, simulation, project planning and control, advanced engineering economics, operations research, facility planning and design, operations planning and control. Students can take up to 12 credits of senior level undergraduate course work including: quality control and reliability, manufacturing processes, time and motion studies, safety, computer integrated manufacturing, control systems, and industrial robotics. Students can also take graduate level courses from the CSU-Pueblo Hasan School of Business.

    Mechatronics core:

    • EN 507 Virtual reality. Principles, practical aspects, and applications of virtual reality systems and components such as 3D interfaces, displays (3D, visual, haptic, auditory), position tracking, and virtual environments.
    • EN 513 Artificial intelligence. Topics in artificial intelligence including predicate calculus, search strategies, and machine learning with applications.
    • EN 560 Advanced controls. State-space based analysis/design of linear control systems are introduced in both continuous- and discrete- time domains. Nonlinear systems and the linearization method are covered.
    • EN 562 Intelligent robotics. Theoretical and practical aspects of advanced robotic topics such as trajectory generation, path planning and control, decision logic, advanced sensors, autonomous mobile robots, and humanoids.

    Railroad engineering core:

    • EN 511 Structural engineering. Fundamental factors in designing the rail road track, crossings, and bridges along with the understanding in controlling the response of structures under dynamic loading. Application of the International Building Code.
    • EN 531 Railroad power systems. Comprehensive analysis and design of electric power systems for railroads including power supplies, AC/DC and linear motors, third rails, catenaries, and substations/distribution systems.
    • EN 551 Fleet management. Management of all of the diverse assets held by an organization. Fleet management business and economics, risk analysis, information systems, vehicle planning and control, productivity, safety, and environmental compliance.
    • EN 552 Vehicle dynamics. Analytical and computer skills to analyze components and entire working assemblies. Kinematic and kinetic dynamic analysis, time and frequency domain simulations of dynamics systems used in vehicles.

    This degree is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). A student from one of the WICHE states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) is eligible to pay Colorado resident tuition.

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    The Pre-Engineering Program

    The Pre Engineering program allows students to take 2 years of courses at CSU-Pueblo and transfer elsewhere to complete an undergraduate degree in engineering.

    The department provides courses for the first two years of engineering education for transfer students. Students who wish to pursue any engineering degree other than the BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) or the BS in Engineering with Mechatronics specialization (BSE-Mechatronics) must transfer to somewhere other than CSU-Pueblo to complete the degree. Students who intend to transfer should list Pre-Engineering as their major. The first two years of engineering at CSU-Pueblo are similar to the first two years of engineering at other universities. Professor Fraser can help you select courses that are most likely to transfer successfully.

    We welcome transfer students from community colleges and other colleges and universities. Students can complete much of the first two years of the BSIE or the BSE-Mechatronics at another institution and then transfer to CSU-Pueblo to complete either of these degrees. The following document gives information to help students considering transfer into our Engineering programs.

    Transfer Guide

    CSU-Pueblo also has a Civil Engineering Technology major. See Professor Mincic (Technology Building 164B) for information.

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