In order to achieve the goals for the SE masters programs, the outcomes are to produce graduates who:
- Demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. This includes the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve operational, technical, and engineering problems in systems engineering and related disciplines using the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice, including modeling and simulation. These problems may include issues of research, design, development, procurement, operation, maintenance or disposal of systems and processes for military applications.
- Demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs incorporating appropriate engineering standards within multiple realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and lifecycle sustainability. Demonstrate proficiency in the application of systems engineering methods and processes, including systems thinking, stakeholder needs analysis, concept of operations, requirements definition and analysis, functional analysis and allocation, human systems integration, design, architecture, lifecycle support, lifecycle cost, systems assessment, trade-off, selection, and test and evaluation.
- Demonstrate proficiency in core skills of systems analysis, to include an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data and to perform deterministic and stochastic modeling of systems, optimization, decision analysis, risk analysis, economic modeling, and lifecycle supportability analysis. This includes familiarity with combat simulations and combat modeling.
- Demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams working as a team member or leader in an authentic systems engineering project through both individual and team level contributions. Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal skills and communications. Demonstrate competence in the planning and management of authentic systems engineering projects.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively through written and oral presentation of technical material.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Demonstrate a recognition of, the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning and a knowledge of contemporary issues.