Course Schedule for Summer 2017




The Capstone course is the culmination of the student’s academic and professional experience in the Master of Professional Studies in Systems Engineering Management program. Over the course of the semester, students will apply the knowledge gained during the program, integrating the skills necessary for analyzing issues, thinking creatively, working collaboratively, and presenting impactful ideas to create a Capstone Project. The Capstone Project will draw from systems engineering and management disciplines and should be one of the most comprehensive and applied works a student completes in his or her academic career. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this degree, students in this course will co-taught by faculty from both from Georgetown and one from Stevens. The intent of the project is for students to apply concepts principles and practices they have learned to: 1. A “real” problem within an application domain of interest to them, their sponsor and their assigned academic advisors; 2. An investigative study of some aspect of systems engineering (e.g., the utility and relevance of an ontology to project success); or 3. The development of a systems engineering application case study.

Note: Permission required by MPSE Assistant Dean. Student and Faculty will meet once every other week.


Public Polic& Sys. Eng.

This course focuses on the intersection between systems engineering and public policy. Understanding policy from the perspective of what is on the legislative agenda to what can one do to affect policy is crucial in today’s systems engineering environment. This course will explore policy making as both a problem solving process and an advocacy process from a local, state, and federal government perspective. Students in the course will look at policy-making from varying perspectives such as administrative agencies, how policy is made, the various stakeholders, legislators, the courts, the mass public, interest groups, and the media. Students will work in teams on an applied project for this course.

Note: MPSE Elective

  • Course #: MPSE-711-40
  • CRN: 15581
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructors: Ferreiro, L.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings: