MIT SDM’s new core curriculum has been developed over five years to integrate capabilities in system architecture, system engineering, and project management. The courses support the development of engineering leaders to navigate, frame, and analyze decisions in tradeoff across stakeholder, functional, and implementation strategies. Additionally, research has been launched -- only recently feasible -- on the performance of the “team of teams” required to solve complex engineering challenges. These research projects leverage both model-based systems methods and highly instrumented engineering teamwork experiments. This talk by Dr. Moser, the Academic Director of MIT SDM, will introduce the learning objectives and outcomes of the new SDM curriculum as well as an introduction to research on the underlying behaviors, architectures, and dynamics of teamwork for complex systems projects.