Title: Status of the Body Of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE) Project
Publication Date: 10/19/2011
Conference: 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering (APCOSE), Seoul, South Korea, October 2011
The Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Ad-vance Systems Engineering (BKCASE™) project has been established to develop a guide to the Body of Knowledge for Systems Engineering (SEBoK) and a Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE™).
The project, primarily funded by the U.S. Depart-ment of Defense, is led by a university partnership between the Stevens Institute of Technology and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with support from various professional societies, espe-cially the International Council on Systems Engi-neering (INCOSE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Universities and Industries, all supporting the core authors from across the globe.
The project was initiated in September 2009 and had its inaugural workshop at NPS in Monterey, CA where a team of international authors first ga-thered to initiate collaborative efforts. It is antic-ipated that the effort will take three years during which SEBoK and GRCSE products will be deli-vered incrementally to the public though 2012. Industry and academia are equally represented with approximately 1/3 of the authors based outside the U.S. with representation primarily from Europe, Asia and Australia. This paper will focus on the progress of each document (SEBoK and GRCSE) about one year before their final scheduled delivery to the public in fall 2012.