Systems Technology & Advancement Certificate -- Curriculum 172

The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Systems Technology & Advancement (STA) that enables students to apply systems engineering and management in defense acquisition and system lifecycle support.  STA is an important area in the practice of systems engineering management, providing the skills necessary to help translate technology innovations into capability objectives, incorporate advance technologies into enterprise systems and evolve modeling and simulation tools over the system lifecycle.  This program is targeted for mid- and upper-level integrated product team members 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 and the implementation of sound systems engineering management principles within an organization.

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
SE3910System Evolution and Technology Assessment

4

0

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4980Enterprise Systems Engineering

4

0

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4420Modeling and Simulation in Acquisition II

2

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4503Technology Planning and Replacement

3

2