L3 Harris Partnership
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Stevens and L3Harris have partnered to develop a graduate curriculum in systems engineering to meet the strategic needs of L3Harris to effectively develop and deliver complex systems.
The L3Harris Systems Engineering Cohort Program is offered to engineers from across the U.S. who have applied and are eligible for the L3Harris tuition reimbursement program.
Features, Benefits & Deferred Billing
Employees from L3Harris will receive these special considerations:
A corporate discount for certificate or master's degree programs
Waived graduate application fee (Please ignore the "make payment" page upon application submission, the fee will be automatically waived after you submit the application. To ensure that the fee is waived, remember to enter the L3Harris code: L01H02D)
Exclusive access to the Stevens Care Center for one-stop services (registration, billing, graduation requirements, etc.)
Students using tuition reimbursement benefits can DEFER TUITION PAYMENT using the Employer Tuition Reimbursement Bridge Plan (ETRBP). The fee for this program is waived for L3Harris employees. You will need to access this form using your my.stevens.edu credentials. Be sure to use your L3Harris code, L01H02D, on your ETRBP application. You will fill out the ETRBP form each semester you are enrolled. Or, you can utilize the upfront reimbursement option within the L3Harris partnership with Bright Horizons Edassist.
*For all L3Harris employees pursuing a program either on-site or online, please enter the L3Harris Stevens company code L01H02D when you complete your online Admissions application. You will be prompted for this code in the section of the application on financial support. Additionally, you must provide your @L3Harris.com employee email address. The company code and email address will assure that you have access to these benefits.
Program and Curriculum
SYS 625 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
SYS 650 System Architecture and Design
EM 612 Project Management of Complex Systems
SYS 611 Systems Modeling & Simulation
SYS 605 Systems Integration
SYS 645 Design for System Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability
SYS 800 Special Problems in Systems Engineering (project)
ES 678 Agile Systems & Enterprises
SSW 540 Fundamentals of Software Engineering
SYS 750 Advanced System and Software Architecture Modeling & Assessment
Cohorts will follow the regular StevensOnline Academic Calendar. See Academic Calendar for specific semester dates. Please note the WebCampus online orientation for each course starts one week before Week 1 of classes.
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
System Architecture and Design
Project Management of Complex Systems
Systems Modeling & Simulation
Design for System Reliability, Manatainability, and Supportability
Fundamentals of Software Engineering
Engineering of Agile Systems and Enterprises
Advanced Systems and Software Architecture Modeling and Assessment
Special Problems in Systems Engineering
Master's Admission and Enrollment Instructions
Admission to the Master's or Graduate Certificate programs in Systems Engineering requires an undergraduate degree in engineering or in computer science or in a related discipline from an accredited university or college, with a B or better average. If you have any questions, please contact the Stevens Care Center at [email protected] or by calling 877-376-9534. The Stevens Care Center has created a How to Submit Your Application guide that will assist you during the application process for admission. This guide does not apply to the non-matriculating process. Application deadlines for cohort programs:
Fall 2023: July 15, 2023
Spring 2024: November 15, 2023
Summer 2024: March 15, 2024
Required Application Materials
Select "2023 Fall Graduate" as the Application Type when starting a new application
Submit Application for Admission: Refer to Apply Now link below and remember to use code L01H02D along with your L3Harris e-mail address in the financial support section
*Official college transcripts (follow instructions on application website)
Two letters of recommendation (waived for L3Harris Systems Engineering Master's and Certificate program applicants)
*Students can submit a photocopy or scanned copy of their transcripts to speed up the application process if they do not have their official transcript. However, the official transcript must be provided as soon as possible.
Application Materials L3Harris Employees Are NOT Required to Submit
$60 application fee (upon application submission, L3Harris applicants will ignore the request for the fee and the fee will be automatically waived after submission)
Statement of Purpose
Professional Writing Sample
GRE/GMAT Scores (for those students pursuing either program part-time)
Frequently Asked Questions
Online courses are all instructor-led and offered through our award-winning content delivery platform, WebCampus. Each course has its own web portal (via the Canvas learning management system) where students participate in weekly discussions (bulletin board style), access resources including recorded presentations and lectures, submit assignments, etc.
For some organizations, online courses may be offered on a cohort basis, where the class is limited to approved employees only and does not include other students who are studying at Stevens. Some cohorts are using a virtual, live format.
For traditional online courses, many instructors also use web conferencing systems to add a real-time component— for lectures, or Q/A sessions, or team presentations. Instructors schedule the real-time events as needed. Some instructors use them every week or every other week; others use them once or twice a semester. They are recorded so you can play them back later on—which comes in handy if you miss the actual session.
The format of each course may vary. The instructor will review the syllabus and format of the course during the orientation week. Some courses are likely to have active weekly discussions where students are required to reply to questions that the instructor poses to the class. Students are also encouraged to reply to the postings of their classmates. A mixture of team projects and individual assignments are also likely to be assigned. Exams may or may not be given, depending on the course. Students may post or email questions for their instructors at any time. Instructors are required to respond within 24 hours (though in practice many check the discussion boards several times a day).
For online courses, the time required will vary from student to student, but a good rule of thumb is to set aside between 8-12 hours per week for each graduate course to ensure a successful outcome.
Course work structure varies depending on the instructor and course content. However, you can expect that courses will have multiple homework assignments and/or team projects, between and/or after lectures and then a final paper/project is due after the last lecture. Most courses do not have exams, as these courses are concept, use and project-oriented as opposed to repeating back lecture content. Regardless, you will find any mention of homework, projects or potential exams listed in the course syllabus.
Students who were in the previously offered certificate programs and who are pursuing a Master’s degree are required to complete 10 courses to earn their Master’s degree. If comparable graduate classes have been taken at another university, students can apply for transfer credit which may reduce the number of courses required. With faculty advisor review, SYS625 and SYS650 may be waived as required courses for the Master’s degree. If there are no transfer credits for these courses, students who are waived from SYS625 and SYS650, will take electives instead. Each student who is in the Master’s program in Systems Engineering will be provided with a faculty advisor. You can use the transfer credit form to submit your application for transfer credit to Stevens Institute of Technology.
For online courses: The attendance policy for online courses is dependent on the instructor. Since each course is structured differently, participation may be focused on discussion board posts, attendance of live lectures or virtual lectures, or completion of assignments. Although, students are not required to attend live lectures, if a scheduled web-conferencing time conflicts with the student’s schedule, the student must notify the instructor of this, preferably at the start of the semester when the schedule is developed for maximum attendance. Instructors record the sessions for the students to watch back.
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