Conference Paper: A Model for Educating Systems Engineers

Title:  A Model for Educating Systems Engineers

Publication Date: 3/19/2012

Conference: 6th Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon) Vancouver, Canada, March 2012


This paper discusses a model for developing a master’s degree curriculum for systems engineering professionals. The model provides guidelines and recommendations that can be used for developing a new program or for modifying an existing program. The model was developed as part of the BKCASE (Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering) project to develop a guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) and a  Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE). This paper describes the content of the SEBoK used to drive the core body of knowledge in a systems engineering program, and discusses the GRCSE purpose, organization, content, development process, and implementation.