Digital Engineering Certificate -- Curriculum 138

The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Digital  Engineering (DGE) that enables students to understand and establish digital engineering processes and tools to support acquisition programs.  The certificate describes how to create a digital thread of the authoritative source of data for all the technical and programmatic data in a project.  The certificate supports the Navy’s digital engineering strategy. This program is targeted for mid- and upper-level engineers working in or in support of the Defense Acquisition System but has great benefit for all who seek further knowledge in the theory and practice of systems engineering.

Requirements for Entry

–Undergraduate degree with minimum 2.2 grade point average. 

Prerequisites

–Successful completion of System Engineering Certificate (282) or approval of academic associate.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. SPECIALIZATION: Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the principles, technologies, and systems used in at least one major specialty area. These areas can be specific warfare areas, such as combat systems, total ship systems, EW, IW, avionics, undersea warfare, or net-centric systems, a single traditional engineering specialty, such as mechanical, electrical, software, aerospace engineering, or naval architecture, or specialized disciplines such as human factors, availability, or safety. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the scientific and engineering principles of the respective specialty, such as sensors, weapons, C4I systems, information systems, ship structures, hydrodynamics, power systems, and reliability. Demonstrate broad understanding of systems context of the specialization. Apply that understanding to the design of system components, sub-systems, and interfaces in the holistic context of the engineering of systems.
  2. SYSTEM DESIGN: Understand and apply the system design process in a holistic context, applying and integrating methods for both software and hardware aspects including identifying capability need, defining requirements, conducting functional analysis and allocation to hardware, software, and human elements, creating a system functional design, designing a system, deriving and defining requirement specifications, allocating requirement specifications to sub-systems (for hardware, software, and human elements), design for suitability, including reliability, availability, maintainability, operability, and logistical supportability, perform system assessment by conducting trade-off studies, evaluating system design alternatives against system capability need expressed as military effectiveness, estimating and analyzing the system cost and risk, including risk mitigation strategies, integrating human elements into the system design, and analyzing and planning for system testing and evaluation.
  3. SYSTEM ARCHITECTING: Perform system architecting, applying and integrating methods for both software and hardware applications. Construct feasible system functional and physical architectures that represent a balanced approach to meeting stakeholder needs and expectations; stated, implied, and derived system requirements; cyber-resiliency objectives; and suitability objectives such as being open, modular, extensible, maintainable, and reusable. Understand system architecture frameworks and their role in architecture development. Use model-based systems engineering techniques to create, define, and develop system architectures. Develop, analyze, and compare alternative architectures against appropriate, system-level evaluation criteria.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3050Introduction to Digital Engineering with Model-Based Systems Engineering

3

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4930Model-Based Systems Engineering

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4935Formal Methods for Systems Architecting

4

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4420Modeling and Simulation in Acquisition II

2

0