Stevens Reaches Academic Equivalency Agreement for ASEP, CSEP Certifications

Stevens Institute of Technology and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) have reached an agreement in which certain courses offered by Stevens will allow students to meet credential requirements for both the Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certifications.

Stevens students who perform well in courses that INCOSE has assessed to have Academic Equivalence may be deemed to have met the credential requirements previously verified via the knowledge exam portion of both the ASEP and CSEP certification application process. The assessments students complete through their coursework have been recognized by the INCOSE Certification Program’s volunteer reviewers as an equivalent alternative to the standardized test developed by INCOSE.

The two Stevens courses approved by INCOSE to meet Academic Equivalency are SYS 625 (Fundamentals of Systems Engineering) and EM 612 (Project Management of Complex Systems). Any students who pass these courses with the required grades are automatically eligible for certification and do not have to sit for the INCOSE knowledge exam. Depending on their level of experience, students may be eligible for Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) or Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).

These certifications will give Stevens graduates a valuable credential in the competitive workplace.

"The opportunity for students to secure an ASEP or CSEP certification adds an industry credential dimension to the value of completing their academic programs," said Anthony Barrese, interim dean of Stevens’ School of Systems and Enterprises.

Stevens professor Mo Mansouri, the director for Stevens’ Systems Engineering programs, added: "Systems engineering has a practical impact on a variety of industries. Acquiring INCOSE academic equivalency for our courses creates a great opportunity and professional advantage for our current and future students."

Members of INCOSE’s Academic Council are eligible to offer Academic Equivalency upon recognition by the INCOSE Certification Program. Candidates who apply through Academic Equivalency must still meet all other INCOSE certification requirements, including individual membership and payment of application fees.

"A growing number of highly respected universities such as Stevens Institute of Technology are using the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook as a reference in their coursework," said Courtney Wright, INCOSE Certification Program manager. "This will benefit the global systems engineering community by establishing a baseline of common knowledge that can be translated and applied in a variety of domains and communities."

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