Multidisciplinary systems design experiences are available for students at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the form of a project studio specializing in the analysis and design of state of the art electronic commerce systems. The initiative seeks to integrate core research and educational objectives. The research addresses a number of important issues in the design and evolution of electronic commerce systems. The ultimate goal of our work is to demonstrate viable solutions for supporting the early stages of the software lifecycle, specifically addressing the need for novel approaches to ensure security and privacy requirements coverage. Students at the graduate level are participating in the design of electronic commerce systems while applying software engineering principles in the NCSU electronic commerce project studio.