Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back Creating a Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Investigator(s)||Olwell, Jr., David H.|
|Sponsor||Office of the Secretary of Defense (DoD)|
This Research Topic will contribute to a SE community effort to establish an authoritative Body of Knowledge (BoK) in SE and establish a broad consensus-based reference curriculum for an SE master's degree based, in part, on that BoK.
Improvements in the DoD systems engineering (SE) workforce depend, in part, on having a foundation of community accepted SE knowledge on which competencies, education, and professional certification are based. The existing SE Body of Knowledge (BoK) available through INCOSE is currently the most authoritative available, but is widely acknowledged within INCOSE as being incomplete and dated. (The current INCOSE BoK was released in 2003 and is available at http://g2sebok.incose.org/. There have been no substantive improvements in it since then.) A major effort to create a mature robust BoK is necessary to support systems of systems, large-scale network-centric systems, agile development, and other facets of modern development and modern systems that are essential for the DoD and Intelligence Communities (IC). This community research effort will establish that updated BoK with the active involvement of INCOSE and others in the SE community and encourage and enable the broad adoption of that BoK.