The program is designed to allow Lockheed Martin engineers to earn the degree of Master of Science in Mechatronics System Engineering. The degree emphasises a systems engineering approach to management of personnel and components. Courses address the integration of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering components (mechatronics), while also including topics on project management, redundant systems, operations, design optimization and reliability.
Members of the ELDP take their two required 10-week Technical Development Courses (Space Systems Design & Engineering Overview I and II) on-site at Lockheed, and these credits are applied toward the degree requirements. Classes meet one evening a week, and are taught by various SECS faculty in cooperation with Lockheed experts. A one-week refresher course precedes the Overview series for employees who want a mathematics and/or physics review.
All qualified Lockheed Martin employees in addition to ELDP members may apply to take the on-site TDC courses, as well as other courses taught at Lockheed or on the DU campus leading to this and other degrees offered through flexible, part-time MS and PhD programs. Academic credit earned in the TDC courses can be applied toward a Certificate in Systems Engineering even if the employee does not wish to earn a full degree. As a convenience for participants to avoid temporary out-of-pocket expense, DU will bill employees for tuition fees at the conclusion of each course, when the company tuition reimbursement can be used for payment.
For more information, employees should contact Carol Aumack at Lockheed.