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: Core requirement for the MPSE program.