Accession Number:

ADA582692

Title:

Research on Building Education and Workforce Capacity in Systems Engineering

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER HOBOKEN NJ

Report Date:

2012-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Research on Building Workforce Capacity in Systems Engineering referred to as RT-19A, SE capstone project, or capstone course throughout is conducting research to measure the success of student projects in systems engineering at ten main institutions of higher education IHEs and five partner schools. Since September 2011, students at the IHEs have engaged in the dual task of designing physical prototypes in multidisciplinary teams and investigating systems engineering competencies, methods, concepts and DoD problem areas. Fifty-two reported faculty are supporting student learning of select systems engineering competencies derived from the SPRDE-SEPSE model through lectures, take-home and in-class reading assignments on engineering concepts, teamwork exercises, formative and summative assessments, guest presentations, and hands-on prototype development. Mentorships, an integral part of the yearlong research effort, have provided students with ongoing technical expertise, project feedback, and opportunities to interact with industry and DoD engineering professionals as well as external faculty.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE