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October 21, 2008 NASA awards contract to Stevens to deliver Space Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate to Johnson Space Center employees
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology a contract to provide the school’s Graduate Certificate program in Space Systems Engineering to NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) engineers and employees.
The contract recognizes the value of the Stevens Space Systems Engineering curricula to the practical knowledge and hands-on skills development of JSC engineers and employees, and supports the continued delivery of the university’s program held on-site at NASA in Houston, Tex., since October 2007.
From the first JSC course offering in 2007, more than 21 students have completed coursework leading to the Graduate Certificate. Eight have completed the entire four-course sequence, and all have elected to continue on into the Stevens master’s degree program in Systems Engineering.
Endorsed by consistently high-ranking course assessments and student feedback, a new cohort of twenty-six JSC engineers will begin the program this November.
The Space Systems Engineering program is led by Dr. Wiley Larson, renowned Space Systems expert and author, and Distinguished Service Professor at the School of Systems and Enterprises. The program focuses on the applied learning of space operations, the design of space missions, space systems architecture, verification and validation, as well as key systems engineering processes and tools.
Delivered in partnership with Teaching Science and Technology, Inc., TSTI, the Graduate Certificate is comprised of the following courses:
* Designing Space Missions and Systems
* Mission and Systems Design Verification and Validation (V&V)
* Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
* System Architecture and Design
Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate can be applied toward a Stevens’ 10-course master’s degree in Space Systems Engineering or a master’s degree in Systems Engineering.
Held in intensive module formats, and taught by veteran space systems practitioners and industry professors, NASA students attend classes on-site, in two and three day class sessions, for a total of five instructional days. Following the instructor-led portion of the course, students are given eight weeks to submit a final course project, applying the concepts learned in class, together with their real-world NASA work projects.
Recognized by industry and government practitioners and sponsors as one of the top Space Systems Engineering programs in the nation, Stevens’ graduate courses are also delivered on-site at ATK, and Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), and are available online via Stevens award-winning WebCampus.
To learn more about the Space Systems Engineering program at Stevens, visit www.Stevens. edu/SPACE.