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.