Since its inception, Stevens has been known for its extensive legacy of fostering and nurturing world-class innovation — engaging some of the most challenging multidisciplinary problems, collaborating closely with industry and government, and ultimately changing the world by empowering technical leaders.

The educational and research experience prepares students for today's technology-centric enterprise, and yields high-impact results in their careers after graduation.

Leveraging the Stevens legacy, the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that integrate education and research, extending human intelligence to some of the world's biggest challenges. Combining the advantages of small programs with the extensive resources of a major research university, students receive an education that combines rigorous academic study, cutting-edge research and invention opportunities, entrepreneurial thinking, and the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community.

The SSE experience embodies the spirit of interdisciplinary approach that Stevens has always embraced. SSE programs equip engineers with leadership skills and technical acumen, enabling them to contribute to critical advances in diverse areas of application and effect transformative change in crucial areas such as financial services, healthcare, defense and cybersecurity.


Empowering Leaders with a Systems Approach

Our mission is to provide students with an interdisciplinary and trans disciplinary education, embedded in systems research and thinking. We focus on applying a “systems approach” that teaches technical leaders to view challenges from all angles, see the big-picture, understand the nature and complexity of enterprise-wide problems and conceive creative solutions that achieve breakthrough results across a wide range of domains.

Open Academic Model

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Innovation Through Collaboration

The essence of the open academic model is to develop meaningful alliances with best-in-class partners from academia, industry and government - partners who while maintaining an emphasis on technical systems pay equal attention to the interplay between the systems and the human enterprises. These partnerships blur the boundaries between academia and industry/government, and foster intellectual breakthroughs that are academic and applicable to a wide range of real industry initiatives.

Academic Enterprise

Practice-Based and Research-Supported Education

Led by distinguished faculty from classical academia and industry, who bring their own experience and connections into the classroom and provide a multi-disciplinary rigorous curriculum that is extremely relevant in tackling 21st-century socio-technical challenges, education at SSE is grounded in academic research and practical applications.

Research Enterprise

Real-World Solutions to Real-World Problems

Research at SSE is conducted through state-of-the-art research centers, including the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a University-Affiliated Research Center of the US Department of Defense (DoD), and the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises. In these centers, faculty and students work alongside on crucial research projects and develop solutions to complex socio-technical problems of national and international significance. Download our latest research review to learn more about research at SSE.