School and Ranking Information
Westminster, CO, students have only two schools to choose from for systems engineering studies. One of these institutions is a for-profit school, while the other is a public, 4-year school. Based on rankings, system engineering program options and student services, the following school is considered to a top school for system engineering degrees in the Westminster, CO, area:
- Winner: The Colorado School of Mines is the only 4-year public university located within 25 miles of Westminster that has systems engineering degree programs. It is also the only school in the area awarding a doctoral in this field of study. The campus is found about 18 miles west of Westminster.
School Info Chart
|Category||Colorado School of Mines|
|Rankings||#88 among Best National Universities (2014)*; Ranked #55 among Best Engineering Graduate Schools (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $16,485 (in-state); $32,415 (out-of-state)**|
|Systems Engineering Degrees Offered||Master's and doctoral|
|Systems Engineering Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||2**|
|Most Popular Systems Engineering Degree Level in 2012-2013||Master's and doctoral (1 each awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||70%**|
|Noteworthy||Named a Top Public School in College Return on Investment Report (2014)***; School maintains relationships with a variety of professional engineering organizations, including the Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***PayScale.com.
Colorado School of Mines
- Combined baccalaureate and master's degrees in engineering systems available
- Engineering programs accredited by ABET
- Students have access to computer labs and 3D rapid prototyping facility
Founded in 1874, the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) offers geosciences, engineering and applied science degree programs to nearly 6,800 students annually. Only nine percent of applicants are accepted to these programs each year. The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission. The Division of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of civil, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering, as well as systems engineering.
In the Master of Science in Engineering - Systems program, course topics cover engineering measurement and modeling techniques. Students must also present research in a graduate seminar and complete elective requirements. They have the option of choosing a thesis or non-thesis option. The program requires 30 credits of coursework. A Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering - Systems is also offered and requires completion of 72 credits. Along with the core curriculum required for the master's degree, students must also complete 24 credits of supervised research and a dissertation. Doctoral candidates in the program also complete coursework in a minor area of study.