Systems Design and Analysis Center

Systems Design and Analysis Center

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About the Center

The mission of the Systems Design and Analysis Center (SDAC) at the United States Military Academy is to focus high-quality research, information dissemination, and professional practice on the design and analysis of next-generation, complex, large-scale, interdisciplinary systems in the national defense operating environment while serving as a vibrant hub for cadet and faculty intellectual development.


The SDAC serves as a nationally-recognized Systems Engineering Education Research Center at West Point. Coordinates and resources engaged scholarship opportunities for Cadets in the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management disciplines. Connects US Army, DoD, academia, and industry partners to provide solutions to problems of national and global significance.


  • Advance the discipline of Systems Engineering by researching, applying, and publishing novel knowledge and techniques related to the topics of systems design and analysis.
  • Enhance West Point’s reputation as an intellectual asset for the DoD, and the nation.
  • Enhance West Point’s reputation as the national leader in undergraduate education.

Contact Us

Department of Systems Engineering
Mahan Hall, Bldg. 752
West Point, NY 10996

Collaborate With Us

The Office of Research helps coordinate West Point’s research efforts with external entities. Those interested in conducting research with West Point can email the Associate Dean for Research.