"Systems engineering competency models, certification programs, textbooks, graduate programs, and related workforce development initiatives around the world align with BKCASE." - The BKCASE Vision
BKCASE (pronounced "Bookcase") is the acronym for the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering. The BKCASE project is led by a university partnership between the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Naval Postgraduate School [see p. 5 of the pdf]. The project scope is to define a Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) and use the SEBoK to develop an Advanced Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE, pronounced "Gracie").
The ideal outcome is that the SEBoK will be supported worldwide by the Systems Engineering community as the authoritative BoK for the SE discipline and that the GRCSE will receive the same global recognition and serve as the authoritative guidance for graduate degree programs in SE. A leading group of systems engineers from across the world will volunteer as authors and reviewers on the project to collaborate over a three year period and deliver two quality products, the SEBoK and GRCSE, to the public in 2012.
Over 70 academics and practitioners from around the world are on the author team, and this is one of the significant
collaboration areas between NPS and AFIT. Professor Dave Olwell (Systems Engineering (SE) Department) is the NPS PI
and a co-PI for the overall project, joined by Professor Chuck Calvano (SE), Associate Professor Ray Madachy (SE),
and Research Assistant Stephanie Enck (SE). Read more . . .
The 0.5 version of the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSETM) is available for reference. The GRCSE review period is over as we work to develop GRCSE v1.0. The final version will be available to the public December 2012.
If you are interested in becoming an early adopter of GRCSE, please join us at one of our upcoming panels and tutorials. Click here for details. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
-from GRCE 0.5