In modern society, due to increasing large and complex social environments and problems, the importance of viewing things from a broader perspective as "systems" is increasing. In other words, simply combining optimal factors does not necessarily produce an optimal outcome. This course introduces the basic concepts of interdisciplinary design and management framework needed to satisfy demands and the needs of stakeholders, and successfully implement systems. This course is comprised of understanding basic concepts of Systems Engineering as well as practical exercises for simple, real problems. In team projects, students gain experience with practical system design, creating proposals, and managing them.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Systems Engineering and how to apply some of its basic methods to a simple but actual project addressing complicated real-world problems.
System, Design, Project, Evaluation, Management, Safety
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The students should read designated pages of references before coming to the class.
The students must give short presentations about the assignment of the previous class at the beginning of each class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction (What is a system? What is Systems Engineering?)||Investigate a failed system.|
|Class 2||Systems Engineering Process and Project Lifecycle||Assume a system development project and apply a Systems Engineering Process to it.|
|Class 3||System Design Process||Brush up your System Design Process in the Systems Engineering Process presented in the class.|
|Class 4||System Realization and Evaluation Process|
|Class 5||Risk, Cost, Schedule Management||Assume a project and apply Earned Value Management to it.|
|Class 6||System Safety||Prepare for the team project.|
|Class 7||Team Project||Prepare for the team presentation and review.|
|Class 8||Team Presentation and Review|
NASA Systems Engineering Handbook (NASA/SP-2007-6105)
INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (INCOSE-TP-2003-002-03.2.2)
Handouts will be provided during class.
Achievement of student learning outcomes will be evaluated by assignments at each session (50%) and final team presentations and review (50%).