This course is designed for students in the Systems Engineering Post Master’s Advanced Certificate Program, who will work with an advisor to conduct independent research in the field of systems engineering leading to a paper that is publishable in a refereed journal. It is also desirable the paper be presented in a professional meeting. The intent of the research is to advance the body of knowledge and the understanding of systems engineering practices, the improvement of systems engineering practices in industry and in government, the evolution of systems engineering tools and techniques, and the solution of systems development issues in the acquisition of advanced systems. Prerequisite(s): MSE or MS in Systems Engineering and three of the four required advanced post-master’s systems engineering courses. Course Note(s): Students who plan to register for this course will need to contact the Systems Engineering Program Office (443-778-6002) four to six weeks prior to the semester start date