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Master's in Integrated Product Development

The Master of Engineering Degree in Integrated Product Development program is offered exclusively to Picatinny Arensal employees.

The Integrated Product Development program is an integrated Master of Engineering degree program. The core courses emphasize the design, manufacture, implementation, and life-cycle issues of engineering systems. The remaining courses provide a disciplinary focus. The program embraces and balances qualitative, as well as quantitative, aspects and utilizes state-of-the-art tools and methodologies. It aims to educate students in problem-solving methodologies, modeling, analysis, simulation, and technical management. The program trains engineers in relevant software applications and in productive deployment and integration in the workplace.

Integrated Product Development Degree Requirements

All students in this program must complete ten courses (30 credits), comprised of four core courses and up to six elective courses selected from one of the four engineering tracks listed below. The student, with the approval of the graduate program director, may design customized tracks. Up to six elective credits may be taken in lieu of the course credits toward a project relevant to the selected track.


IPD 601

Integrated Product Development I

IPD 602

Integrated Product Development II

IPD 611

Modeling and Simulation

IPD 612

Product Management of Complex Systems


Students then choose from one of the following four engineering tracks:

Armament Engineering

This technology track provides an interdisciplinary graduate education in Armament Engineering. The program emphasizes systems engineering of military weapons from concept through development and field use. Technical disciplines in the design and manufacture of explosives, modeling and simulation of the interior and exterior ballistics, rocket and missile design, guidance and control, modern research instrumentation, and testing procedures are emphasized.

ME 504

Interior Ballistics and Design for Projection

ME 505

Theory and Performance of Propellants and Explosives I

ME 506

Theory and Performance of Propellants and Explosives II

ME 507

Exterior Ballistics

ME 508

Terminal Ballistics


Choice of one

Manufacturing Technologies

This track integrates product design, materials processing, and manufacturing expertise with modern computer software technology. The program is specifically concerned with product design for manufacturing, manufacturing systems analysis and development, robotics and control, and the integration of the various phases and activities associated with turning a concept into a deliverable product. Different manufacturing processes are introduced, and the design and control of these processes are discussed. Of particular interest are the development and implementation of models to predict the effects of design and manufacturing choices on system performance, producibility, and economics.

ME 560

Quality in Life Sciences Manufacturing

ME 564

Optimization in Mechanical Engineering

ME 598

Introduction to Robotics


Introduction to Modern Control Engineering

ME 644

Computer-Intergrated Design and Manfacturing


ME 520

Analysis and Design of Composites

ME 645

Design of Production Systems

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The track in Electrical and Computer Engineering emphasizes the major themes intrinsic to design, manufacture, and implementation of electronic systems, as well as the transmission of signals and information in a digital format, emergent hardware principles, software integration, and data manipulation algorithms. Mathematical principles underlie all aspects of engineered systems, and a solid background in such principles is emphasized. Today’s systems also reflect an integration of several means of manipulating signals, ranging from traditional analog filters to advanced digital signal processing techniques. The three courses that are common to Electrical and Computer Engineering emphasize the above. The remaining three courses can be either in Electrical Engineering, which emphasizes core principles guiding the design, manufacture, and implementation of today’s diverse set of electronic systems, or in Computer Engineering, which provides a background in the principles and practices related to data/information systems design and implementation.

CPE 514

Computer Architecture

CPE 643

Logical Design of Digital Systems I

EE 585

Physical Design of Wireless Systems

EE 605

Probability and Stochastic Processes I


Analytical Methods in Electrical Engineering


Linear Systems Theory

Systems Reliability and Design

This program focuses on issues that arise in the design and implementation of specific components or sub-assemblies of a complex system, rather than on the engineering of the overall system itself. Included is the diverse set of engineering skills that must be applied in the design and development of a complex system.

SYS 625

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

SYS 640

System Supportability and Logistic

SYS 645

Design for System Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability

SYS 625

System Architecture and Design

Program Details

DEGREE | Master of Engineering

SCHOOL | Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

DEPARTMENT | Mechanical Engineering

The Stevens Advantage

Stevens’ Hoboken, N.J., location boasts easy access to both Manhattan and the New Jersey innovation corridor, offering students ample opportunities for collaboration, networking and eventual employment opportunities.

More Advantages to the Integrated Product Development Program

  • Customizable curriculum

  • One-year fast-tracked master's program option

  • Research credit available

  • Thesis and no-thesis options

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