Systems Engineering Management - Systems and Program Management -- Curriculum 722

Program Officer

Walter E. Owen, Associate Chair

Code SE/Wo, St Louis, MO.

(831) 402-6086

wowen@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Paul Beery, Assistant Professor
Bullard Hall, 102A

(831) 656-2956

ptbeery@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Systems Engineering Management program is an interdisciplinary program combining systems engineering with program management knowledge and skills.  The program is intended to broaden the technical capabilities of the acquisition workforce who may have non-technical backgrounds so they are able to successfully manage and lead programs/projects in support of the Defense Acquisition System.  Students in this program learn the systems engineering process from establishing system requirements through test and evaluation.  Simultaneously students learn how to manage, schedule, and budget programs as well as work with DoD suppliers through contracts to meet program obligations. 

Requirements for Entry

Candidates for the program must have a baccalaureate degree with a minimum undergraduate quality point rating (QPR) of 2.20.  This program is only available through the United States Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC).

Entry Date

Fall and Spring quarters.

Degree

Completion of all the requirements of curriculum 722 leads to the award of the MSSEM degree. Refer to the MSSEM program requirements for eligibility.

Fall and Spring Entry

Typical Course of Study

The typical course of study reflects a sequence of courses to meet degree requirements and DAU equivalencies for  DAWIA in Program Management (PM), Engineering (ENG), Test & Evaluation (TST), Production, Quality & Manufacturing (PQM) and Life Cycle Logistics (LOG). This program is only available through the United States Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC).

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

MN3155Financial Management for Acquisition Managers

2

0

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SI3400Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

3

2

MN3309Software Acquisition Management for Strategic and Tactical Systems

4

1

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3302System Suitability

3

2

MN3303Principles of Acquisition and Contract Management

4

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4354System Verification and Validation

4

0

MN4470Strategic Planning and Policy for the Logistic Manager

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3011Engineering Economics and Cost Estimation

3

0

MN4307Defense Acquisition Program Management Case Studies

4

0

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
ELECTCS/CY/IS/EC Cyber Elective

MN3384Acquisition Production, Quality and Manufacturing Decision Science

4

1

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3201Engineering Systems Conceptualization

2

4

ELECTElective

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3202Engineering Systems Design

2

4

ELECTElective

0

3