C4I systems are concerned with gathering, retrieving, analyzing, and disseminating time-sensitive information to achieve mission-critical objectives. These systems support military operations across the spectrum of conflict, intelligence operations, transportation monitoring, emergency response, drug interdiction, and law enforcement, among others. C4I systems include the equipment, people, and procedures necessary to accomplish the mission. The equipment may include a variety of sensors, communications systems, and information processing and decision-support systems.
The C4I certificate focuses on the analysis, design, development, and management of C4I systems. Topics addressed include C4I architectures and software, communications, decision support, modeling and simulation, and sensor data fusion.
The graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.
The certificate is available to students who hold bachelor's degrees in engineering and scientific disciplines or are in graduate status in such programs. Admission requirements are identical to those for the Systems Engineering, MS.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 12
The certificate requires 12 credits (4 courses). Students must complete the following with an average grade of B or better:
|SYST 680||Principles of Command, Control, Communications, Computing, and Intelligence (C4I)||3|
|or ECE 670||Principles of C4I|
|OR 542||Operations Research: Stochastic Models||3|
|or ECE 528||Introduction to Random Processes in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Select two from the following:||6|
|Heterogeneous Data Fusion|
|Bayesian Inference and Decision Theory|
|Modeling, Simulation, and Gaming|
|Discrete System Simulation|
|Computer Network Architectures and Protocols|
|Statistical Communication Theory|
|Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks|
Completing the C4I Certificate within the Systems Engineering Master's Program
In addition to the four certificate courses above, students must complete the following six courses:
|SYST 505||Systems Engineering Principles||3|
|SYST 510||Systems Definition and Cost Modeling||3|
|SYST 520||System Engineering Design||3|
|SYST 530||Systems Engineering Management I||3|
|SYST 611||System Methodology and Modeling||3|
|SYST 699||Masters Project||3|