Systems Safety Engineering Certificate -- Curriculum 137

The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Systems Safety Engineering (SSE) that enables students to apply systems engineering in defense acquisition and system lifecycle support.  Systems safety is an important domain in the practice of systems engineering.  It requires the analysis of each requirement, system element, interface, behavior and test event within the context of system development and operation to identify and control safety risk potential.  Safety must be built in from the very start of requirements discovery through validation and into operations.  Students apply quantitative and qualitative probabilistic risk assessment to identify and manage safety risk and support technical design choices. 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.

Outcomes

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.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4353Risk Analysis and Management for Engineering Systems

3

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE3321Reliability Management and Data Systems

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4003Systems Software Engineering

3

2

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4101Systems Safety Engineering

3

2