Research & Innovation

Stevens Institute of Technology Selected to Provide Systems Engineering Master’s Program

Hoboken, N.J. – Stevens Institute of Technology today announced it was selected by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide an onsite Systems Engineering (SE) master’s degree program to selected high-performing engineers, beginning in May 2012. SAIC made the selection after a six-month competitive process.

The SE master’s program is designed to increase the systems engineering capabilities and skills of key employees and to equip them to more effectively address enterprise systems challenges, especially for large systems engineering and integration programs.

“This opportunity allows Stevens to demonstrate the quality of our Systems Engineering program and present our knowledge and leadership in systems engineering to grow the skill sets of SAIC engineers,” said Michael Pennotti, director of systems programs in Stevens’ School of Systems & Enterprises (SSE).

“We are looking forward to helping SAIC employees learn a critical competency – navigating and managing complex systems and enterprises,” added Shobi Sivadasan, director of graduate academic operations for SSE.

A key feature of the program will be the opportunity for students who have completed five core courses to either continue with a general systems engineering curriculum or choose a concentration area which aligns directly to their business area. The four concentration options are Software Engineering, Systems Security, Enterprise Systems, and Logistics and Supply Chain Analysis. SAIC executives see the program as an excellent technical learning opportunity for their top engineers.

Stevens will deliver the program at SAIC facilities in McLean, Va., with live webcast to other company locations using Stevens WebCampus infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, participating SAIC employees will be awarded a master’s degree from Stevens.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and