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School of Systems and Enterprises


The mission of the School of Systems and Enterprises is to provide students with a research-centered interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education embedded in systems thinking and design. SSE focuses on applying a systems approach that teaches technical leaders to view challenges from all angles, to understand the nature and complexity of enterprise-wide problems, and to conceive creative solutions that achieve breakthrough results across a range of domains.


Over the next five years, the School of Systems and Enterprises will build on its strengths as a world leader in systems science and engineering to play an evolutionary role in facilitating efficient solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our society. The school will effectively educate thought and technical leaders who will impact global challenges in research and development, policy and strategy, and entrepreneurial innovation in academia business and government.

One of the nation's first schools dedicated to systems science and engineering, the School of Systems and Enterprises attracts the brightest minds who see the big picture and endeavor to find bold solutions to some of the biggest problems facing the world today. SSE offers students a hands-on, application-driven education that combines rigorous academic study with research and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The SSE learning experience instills within students the technical acumen and leadership skills that enable them to effect transformative change, applying human intelligence to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Collaborative research that permeates academia, business and government is a crux of SSE's research into areas with high societal impact, including aerospace and defense, healthcare, intelligent transportation, smart cities, and urban resilience.

Find the Right SSE Program for You!

From promising high school students looking for the right college fit to accomplished professionals seeking their Ph.D., SSE has the program that fits your needs.

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Supporting SSE Students

Student support is equally important to the School of Systems and Enterprises as it is to the students themselves. Our team is here to ensure the students thrive academically and personally.

Paving Your Way to Success

Our goal is to ensure that students have all the resources they need to succeed not only during their time at Stevens, but professionally, as well.
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Research Centers

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Systems Engineering Research Center

The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) is a University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) of the United States Department of Defense. Begun in 2008 and led by Stevens, SERC is a national resource providing a critical mass of systems engineering researchers.

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Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises

The goal of the Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises (CCSE) is to enable insight and value gained from exploring real and computationally imagined complex systems. CCSE creates methods, practices and tools while incorporating existing approaches and solutions.

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Acquisition Innovation Research Center

The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) was established in September 2020 by the Department of Defense (DoD) to infuse the innovative and alternative methods needed to better respond to the rapid increase of technological advancements critical to today’s warfighter.

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SSE on Social Media

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