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Walter Sobkiw


B.S. Electrical Engineering - Drexel University

Program Affiliation:

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Personal Statement:

Professor Walter Sobkiw is the course developer for EGMT 688: Systems Engineering Analysis.  In addition to teaching, he has held various government, defense, and commercial positions at the FAA, Hughes Aircraft, E-Systems, Contraves-USA, Nielsen Media Research, MITRE Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, and now WYLE Aerospace. He has worked in Air Defense, Air Traffic Control, Simulation Training, and Communications for over 35 years. In the last few years he advised University of Pennsylvania students on their systems engineering sustainable development senior design projects.

Professor Sobkiw is a Drexel alumni, graduating with a B.S. Electrical Engineering in 1979.  He has authored papers at technical conferences and has written two textbooks on systems engineering.  He is also active with the Delaware Valley chapter of INCOSE (International Council of Systems Engineering).


  • Sobkiw, W. (2011). Systems Practices as Common Sense. Cherry Hill, NJ: Cassbeth
  • Sobkiw, W. (2008). Sustainable Development Possible with Creative System Engineering. Cherry, Hill: Cassbeth