Master's in Systems Engineering Management

On-Campus Course Schedule for Fall 2021

The Master’s in Systems Engineering Management is no longer admitting students. Please visit the pages of our other technology and security degree offerings for programs being offered.




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.

  • Course #: MPSE-900-01
  • CRN: 38943
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: Aug 25 – Dec 17, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPSE-505-01   Canceled

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering course introduces students to the principles and processes of systems engineering. The course enables them to more effectively design solutions that meet customer needs. The course centers on a group project that students pursue in small teams. Fundamentals of Systems Engineering provides students with a disciplined approach for identifying a customer or stakeholder need and translating that need into a complete set of requirements or specifications for a system that meets the need. The focus is on developing an outside-in view that treats the system as a black box, without regard to the components from which it will be built. The course emphasizes the distinction between an operational need and a system solution, and stresses the importance of understanding the customer need before jumping to a solution. The intent is not just to describe the systems engineering and architecting process. Rather, the course helps students understand how to think through the choices at each step of the process. What decisions have to be made? What factors should be considered in making them? It is the answers to these questions that make for good systems engineering, not just adherence to a standard process. The primary objective of this course is to achieve a strong foundation in systems engineering principles and processes.

Note: Required class

  • Course #: MPSE-505-01
  • CRN: 29448
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Aug 25 – Dec 17, 2021
  • Class Meetings:

MPSE-710-01   Canceled

Strategy and Innovation

In this course, students will be introduced to multiple processes for creating strategic plans. Students will analyze how to improve upon systems using a strategic planning process in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Examining the key terms, theories and terminology in strategic plan development will give students a base to evaluate complex systems and their integration throughout an organization. This course develops the skills needed to manage an effective team and evaluate different leadership and work styles, to best maximize the project environment. Students will work in teams on an applied project.

  • Course #: MPSE-710-01
  • CRN: 36258
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Aug 25 – Dec 17, 2021
  • Class Meetings: