Raytheon Groups

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Each Fall Term, the Lyle School of Engineering offers dedicated groups just for employees of Raytheon studying toward the Master of Science, Systems Engineering and the Master of Science, Security Engineering degrees. Additionally, students are recruited for the campus-based, open enrollment Weekend Format group in 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 practitioners.  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.

Security Engineering

Government organizations, industries, and society as a whole, are incredibly dependent on their information infrastructure, storage, and networks. Sabotage into information resources of almost any government agency, especially the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, or the Department of Commerce will compromise, if not paralyze, its functioning. Among industry, any enterprise that stores of transmits financial or personal data is most susceptible to breaches in information security – good targets with severe implications – and any transaction-based enterprise is susceptible to losing business if the transactions are compromised in any way for any length of time. Health care, financial and insurance sectors are good examples of those most effected by information safety or lack thereof. With the enormous penetration of e-commerce, even individual consumers are affected by disruptions or unauthorized access which render their information assets vulnerable. 

To address these ever-increasing challenges, SMU Lyle’s M.S. Security Engineering focuses on educating individuals who can design secure systems and applications, protecting both private and public information and complex communications infrastructures that demand security assurance.

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New group launches are subject to sufficient enrollment requirement 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.

Click here for a PDF of program details.

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

SMU in Plano 

Class meetings for a Systems Engineering group solely made up of Raytheon employees will take place at the SMU in Plano campus which is located centrally in the Collin County area where most Raytheon employees live and work. Class take place on Saturdays spaced two weeks apart over the course of 20 weeks during each semester.

Raytheon Garland

Security Engineering groups will meet Raytheon's Garland Learning Center two days per week every other week on Thursday nights and Friday afternoons over the course of the 20-week semester.

SMU Main Campus

Manufacturing Systems Engineering groups are taught in a hybrid format with half days on Saturday at SMU’s main campus and half days of pre-recorded lecture watched at home.


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



At Lyle, we are cognizant of students from Raytheon companies 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, Lyle attempts to spread the schedule of ten courses for a group of Raytheon employees to balance the out-of-pocket expense of the student against the generous funding provided by their company.

For students starting in a Fall term:

Term  Courses  Cost   Out of Pocket
 Fall  2  $8,400  $0
 Spring  2  $8,400  $0
 Fall  1  $4,200  $2,600*
 Spring  2  $8,400  $0
 Fall  1  $4,200  $2,600
 Spring  2  $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 Raytheon.

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

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

*Electives subject to change by department

Security Engineering

 

 10 Courses   
 Course 1  Computer Systems Security
 Course 2  Operating Systems and Systems Software 
 Course 3  Data And Network Security 
 Course 4  Fault Tolerant Computing 
 Course 5  Software Security
 Course 6  Border and Transportation Security* 
 Course 7  Advanced Software Security* 
 Course 8  Information Assurance* 
 Course 9  Advanced Network Security* 
 Course 10  Advanced Topics in Digital Forensics* 

*Electives subject to change by department

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

Live participation via video conference technology can be added to Raytheon-dedicated groups if there is a minimum of five (5) out of market students who wish to enroll in the group.

Students  who do not live in Dallas or Tarrant counties may participate in real time via video conference if they have access to a computer with webcam and a high-speed Internet connection. Students participate in class in real time through GoToMeeting session. Testing is conducted remotely using the school's distance education proctoring system. 

Interested students should sign up for the wait list for the group they are interested in. Once the minimum requirement of five students is reached, they will be directed to complete the application for admission.


Weekend Format Contact

Kaitlin Long 
Associate Director, Graduate Enrollment 
(214) 768-4661 
kaitlinl@lyle.smu.edu
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