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INCOSE Academic Equivalency recognized for Colorado State University

by Danielle DeRoche | May 31, 2021

INCOSE Media Contact: Lisa Hoverman,
Colorado State University Media Contact: Jim Adams,

INCOSE Academic Equivalency recognized for Colorado State University
SAN DIEGO (31 May 2021) – The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) proudly awards Colorado State University (CSU) Academic Equivalency for their SYSE 501 course. This course not only assists students in demonstrating their systems engineering knowledge, but it has already drawn working professionals for its academic equivalency status. INCOSE recognized this Academic Equivalency in July 2020.

With this equivalency in place, students who demonstrate systems engineering knowledge through approved coursework will not have to take the INCOSE Knowledge Exam to certify. This knowledge demonstration is key in achieving both ASEP and CSEP certifications making this equivalency a great benefit to Colorado State University.

Kerry Lunney, INCOSE President stated “A program like CSU that offers a single, online, graduate course is an efficient way for working professionals to learn the basics of systems engineering and to have that learning assessed through coursework. When compared to the independent study time most candidates spend when preparing for the INCOSE knowledge exam, Academic Equivalency is a great alternative.”

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About Colorado State University
As a leading public research university, Colorado State has the breadth of programs to address the wide range of issues facing society. As a land-grant university, we have the focus to pragmatically deal with these issues and develop the education, research, and outreach programs to make our world a better place. To learn more about Colorado State University visit