Systems Engineering

Professional Resources for Systems Engineering

DoD Career Field Certification

DAU Certification & Core Plus Development Guides
NPS SE Certificate and Master's Programs have course equivalencies for ENG Levels 1, 2, 3



DAU Equivalency Program
List of NPS courses for which we have equivalencies

Defense Acquisition Guidebook

The Defense Acquisition Guidebook is designed to complement policy documents by providing the acquisition workforce with discretionary best practice that should be tailored to the needs of each program.

Professional Organizations

INCOSE - International Council on Systems Engineering

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 

NDIA - National Defense Industrial Association

SAE - Society for Automotive Engineers

IIE - Institute of Industrial Engineers

ASME - American Society for Mechanical Engineers

ASNE - American Society of Naval Engineers

AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

IANT - International Association of Nanotechnology 

SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers

NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers


SPRDE Workforce Competency Report
August 2011
Authenticated user access through DTIC Online Access Control (DOAC)
(use Internet Explorer)

DOD Systems Engineering: Status Report
June 15, 2011

Professional Connections

INCOSE - International Council on Systems Engineering

NDIA SE Division - National Defense Industrial Association - Systems Engineering Division

IEEE SMC - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

IEEE Systems Council - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Systems Council

IEEE SoSE Conference - Sponsored by IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Society, IEEE Reliability Society

Communities of Practice

DAU ACC (Defense Acquisition University Acquisition Community Connection)
Visit the Systems Engineering Community for DoD SE policies, guidance, and military standards.  CAC required, but you can gain access by becoming a member.  

SERC (Systems Engineering Research Center)
"The mission of the Systems Engineering Research Center is to enhance and enable the DoD's capability in Systems Engineering for the successful development, integration, testing and sustainability of complex defense systems, services and enterprises."

NSERC (Naval Systems Engineering Resource Center)
Links to all the Navy's policies on Systems Engineering.  CAC required for access.  Use Internet Explorer browser.  

Engineering Job Search

has a Job Bank

Engineers Job Outlook via Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Engineering Professions Employment & Wages via US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Scientific R&D Industry Career Guide via US Bureau of Labor Stats