Ranked amongst the top graduate programs in systems, the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) is dedicated to educating thought and technical leaders who will impact global challenges in research and development, policy and strategy, and entrepreneurial innovation in academia, business and government.

SSE offers three undergraduate majors, two minors, seven master's programs and three doctoral degrees – all of which focus on two core areas: systems and software engineering and enterprise science and engineering. Degree and certificate programs are designed by professionals, for professionals to align with industry priorities. Because they are so relevant to today’s market, these programs offer a unique advantage, providing a world-class, practice-based and research-supported education that translates immediately into expertise that students can take to the workplace.

SSE is home to the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) of the U.S. Department of Defense. Led by Stevens Institute of Technology, the SERC is a national resource providing a critical mass of systems engineering researchers. The center leverages the research and expertise of senior lead researchers from 22 collaborator universities throughout the United States. The SERC is unprecedented in the depth and breadth of its reach, leadership and citizenship in systems engineering through its conduct of vitally important research and the education of future systems engineering leaders.

Mission

SSE Global Mission

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 see the big picture, to understand the nature and complexity of enterprise-wide problems and to conceive creative solutions that achieve breakthrough results across a range of domains.