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Each fall term, the Lyle School of Engineering offers dedicated groups just for employees of Lockheed Martin studying toward the M.S. Engineering Management, M.S. Systems Engineering and M.S. Manufacturing Systems Management.

Systems Engineering

Developed by Dr. Jerrell Sracener, the Systems Engineering Program at SMU is unique in its focus, faculty, curriculum, and partnerships.  From its inception in 1994, the Systems Engineering Program has developed around the particular needs of the aerospace and defense industry.  Because of this, we've enjoyed active collaboration and expert guidance form the U.S. DoD and systems engineering practictioners.  The fact that most of our students and faculty work in the nation's aerospace and defense community, both industry and government, and hold DoD security clearances adds even greater depth to this challenging program.

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New group launches are subject to sufficient enrollment of at least 12 admitted students.

Engineering Management

America's accelerating trend in corporate governance has created a need for individuals who combine a solid technical foundation with in-depth business knowledge and advanced leadership skills.  Developing these accomplished individuals is the purpose of the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree at Lyle.  This innovative, 30-hour program prepares engineers for opportunities to lead successful organizations, even start their own companies.  Lyle's well-rounded curriculum combines traditional business subjects with courses in information technology, global resourcing, entrepreneurism, and especially, the techniques of directing and empowering engineering teams.  Through collaboration and interaction, participants hone their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and drive organizational success skillfully and competitively.

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New group launches are subject to sufficient enrollment of at least 12 admitted students.

Manufacturing Systems Management

Manufacturing organizations of every kind, from startups to multinationals, need engineering leaders with a balance of technical expertise and management skills to lead their operations at the VP level and above.  This is the focus of the curriculum developed for the Master's degree program at SMU Lyle.  In this 30-hour offering, students explore ongoing developments in manufacturing technology and concepts such as Six Sigma, disruptive innovation, sustainability, and globalization.  They acquire a more encompassing knowledge of business, including marketing, finance, intellectual property law, and entrepreneurism.  They learn the principles of leadership, the metrics of success, and they emerge uniquely qualified to contribute to the revitalization of manufacturing in America.

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New group launches are subject to sufficient enrollment of at least 12 admitted students.  Lockheed Martin MSM groups are independent of the regular open enrollment MSM program.

Corporate Employees Recreation Association - Fort Worth

Class meetings for the Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, and Manufacturing Systems Management groups take place at the Corporate Employees Recreation Association (formerly Lockheed Martin Recreation Association), which is located in the Fort Worth area where most Lockheed Martin employees live and work.

Ruthe Jackson Center - Grand Prairie

One Systems Engineering group is also scheduled to meet at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie located very near Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

Video Conference Option

Students in the Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Systems Management groups who do not live in Dallas or Tarrant counties may participate in real time via video conference.  Students simply need access to a computer with webcam and a high speed Internet connection in order to participate.  Students participate in class in real time through GoToMeeting sessions.  Testing is conducted remotely using the school's distance education proctoring system.  Note: Video conferencing is only offered to groups with a minimum of five (5) out of market students.

At Lyle, we are cognizant of students from Lockheed wanting to balance the cost of a degree from SMU against the tuition assistance offered by their employer's Educational Assistance Program.  To do so, the schedule of ten courses for a group of Lockheed employees is spread over three calendar years in order to balance the out-of-pocket expense of the student against the generous funding provided by Lockheed Martin.

Term Course
Tuition Claimed with EA program
Out of Pocket
Fall 2 $8,400 $8,400 $0
Spring 2 $8,400 $8,400 $0
Fall 1 $4,200 $4,200 $2,100*
Spring 2 $8,400 $8,400 $0
Fall 1 $4,200 $4,200 $2,100*
Spring 2 $8,400 $8,400 $0

*Cost estimates are based on the difference between current tuition and fees and our understanding of current levels of tuition assistance at Lockheed Martin.  This cost structure does not apply to the Manufacturing Systems Management program which allows students to take as many or as few courses per term as they wish.

Off Fridays

Additionally, Lockheed dedicated groups meet on the A-schedule off Friday every two weeks (unless the groups ops to meet on Saturdays), instead of the Saturday that regular Weekend Form groups meet.  This gives Lockheed employees the majority of their extended weekend schedule for personal enjoyment.

Special Note: Lockheed employees who wish to make faster degree progress may still opt to join an open enrollment cohort instead of this Lockheed-only group. Those cohorts take four courses per calendar year and finish their degree in five semesters.

Cohorts meet from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the class meeting day.

Systems Engineering

 

10 Courses
 
Course 1 Systems Analysis Methods
Course 2 Systems Engineering Process
Course 3
Integrated Risk Management
Course 4
Systems Reliability, Supportability and Availability Analysis
Course 5
Systems Integration and Test
Course 6
Systems Engineering Design*
Course 7
Software Systems Engineering *
Course 8
Systems Engineering Leadership*
Course 9
Logistics Systems Engineering *
Course 10
Systems Engineering Tools

Engineering Management

 

10 Courses
 
Course 1
Systems Engineering Process
Course 2
Production Systems Engineering
Course 3
Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
Course 4
Operations Research Models
Course 5
Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
Course 6 Engineering Accounting
Course 7
Engineering Finance
Course 8
Engineering Management
Course 9
Enterprise Leadership*
Course 10
Management of Information Technologies*

Manufacturing Systems Management

10 Courses  
Course 1
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Manufacturing
Course 2
Organizational Leadership
Course 3
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Course 4
Manufacturing Methods and Systems
Course 5
Manufacturing Management
Course 6
Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
Course 7 Strategies for Manufacturing Firms
Course 8
Global Manufacturing
Course 9
Innovation Management
Course 10
Finance and Manufacturing Enterprise

*Electives subject to change by department decision

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Michael Paulk 
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