Developing Systems Engineering Graduate Programs Aligned to the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE(TM)) Guidelines
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ
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The Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering BKCASETM team comprised of about 50 systems engineering experts around the world, is in the process of developing two products a Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge SEBoK followed by a Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering GRCSETM. Versions 1.0 of the two products are due out by fall 2012, preceded by two annual interim reviews. This paper reviews the knowledge areas and curriculum guidelines addressed in the initial draft versions of these products. A framework for categorizing the alignment of systems engineering programs to GRCSE is presented. Based on their categorization as initial, emerging, developed or highly developed, programs can design a strategy for further systems engineering curriculum development. The paper ends with a request for reviewers to participate in the upcoming open public GRCSE version 0.5 review scheduled to begin year end 2011.
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