How the School of Systems and Enterprises Educates Tomorrow’s Systems Leaders
SSE was one of the nation’s first schools dedicated to systems science and engineering, a pioneer providing world-class systems education and groundbreaking research.
School of Systems and Enterprises Yehia Massoud extends the pioneering school’s work as a global leader in systems science and engineering
Today SSE seeks to continually enhance its offerings, reinvigorating curricula with interdisciplinary education as the cornerstone and upgrading infrastructure to provide students and faculty with additional space and resources. Faculty and administration are focused on fostering a culture of research and collaboration both within the school and beyond, diversifying its corporate education programs and becoming a destination school for aspiring undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.
Since 2018, the school has welcomed five new faculty and will continue growth in size and prominence going forward, educating tomorrow’s systems leaders through an interdisciplinary approach to education, creating an atmosphere of collaborative, leading-edge research and engaging with key alumni and dedicated corporate partners.
“Our new faculty bring impressive backgrounds and accomplishments, and I am excited to welcome them,” notes Dean Yehia Massoud. “As we continue our efforts to achieve the goals laid out in the school’s strategic plan, our new faculty will allow us to diversify our offerings and provide the opportunity for new and increased quality research.”
SSE remains home to the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC), a University-Affiliated Research Center of the U.S. Department of Defense. The center, a consortium of more than 20 universities led by Stevens and designated in 2008, is unprecedented in the depth and breadth of its reach, leadership and citizenship in systems engineering through the conduct of research and education.
There are other signs of progress. In 2019, SSE was ranked 33rd in the nation in the Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering school category by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” And the school’s graduate programs have achieved double-digit percentage growth for two consecutive enrollment cycles.
“Our rise in the U.S. News & World Report ranking underlines all that the School of Systems and Enterprises has accomplished over the past year, including significant growth in research awards and expenditures, peer-reviewed publications, undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, corporate partnerships, faculty and student awards and the visibility of the school,” says Massoud, who assumed the role as dean of the school in January 2018. “We have worked tirelessly to advance our mission, grow our school and produce successful outcomes that not only impact us today but will stand for many years to come.”