June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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Leveraging the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASETM) Project Deliverables for Developing Systems Engineering Curriculum The Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE)team, comprised of over four dozen systems engineering experts around the world, is in theprocess of developing a Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK),followed by a Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineers (GRCSE, pronounced‘Gracie’). Initial drafts of these products were released in 2010; a second draft is planned forrelease in 2011; and the final version of the products will be released to the public in 2012. Thispaper reviews the approaches used in the initial draft versions of these products released inSeptember and December 2010, respectively, for limited review. Methods for leveraging bothguides to develop systems engineering curriculum development are explored through adiscussion of knowledge areas, topics and subtopics from the body of knowledge; and a reviewof the curriculum architecture, outcomes, and objectives recommended as a framework forsystems engineering curriculum development. A description of each knowledge area is providedas a guideline for developing a specific module, course, series of courses or an entire program.Results of surveys on systems engineering graduate programs offered around the world aresummarized. Individual, group and organizational-wide development of systems engineeringcompetency is discussed from the aspect of competency based curriculum development.Examples of various ways to leverage the curriculum architecture as a framework for organizingcore and extended core systems engineering content, institutional specific content, specialtyareas and electives as well as a capstone project, are provided. A discussion of the differences inapproach for systems centric systems engineering and domain centric systems engineeringcurriculum development is addressed as well as a review of approaches to leveraging casestudies to address domain dependent systems engineering topics.
Squires, A. F., & Olwell, D. H., & Ferris, T. L., & Hutchison, N. A., & Pyster, A., & Enck, S. (2011, June), Developing Systems Engineering Graduate Programs Aligned to the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE[TM]) Guidelines Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17742
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