Recent studies in systems engineering indicate that the design, development, and management of systems will continue increasing in complexity. The foreseen growth is expected as future capabilities require understanding the system and its operating environment, adapting to rapid-changing scenarios, integrating more independent hardware and software elements, coordinating with multiple stakeholders across the system’s lifecycle, among others. To develop the next generation of systems, alignment between industry needs and curricula from higher-education institutions should exist. Therefore, this research contributes to the human capital development of systems engineering in the United States by exploring current job opportunities and their relationship to existing academic offerings in Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The study analyzes job openings from INCOSE’s CAB Members to capture current needs in terms of role description lifecycle experience, tools and methodologies needed in the job market, and it explores the relationship of systems engineering methodologies covered in Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The outcome of this research provides a direction to support the development, adoption, and update of higher-education systems engineering curriculum that aligns with current industry needs.
Luna, S., & Lopes, A., & Bahabry, A., & Akundi, A. (2022, August), Trends of systems engineering job postings and their implications for curriculum development Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/41865