Foundations of Systems Science and Engineering
ME 597-002 | 06:00 pm-07:15 pm TuTh | MEC 307
Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: Operations, Performance, Test, Manufacturing, Cost & Schedule, Training & Support, and Disposal.
Systems Engineering integrates all the disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort, forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation. Systems Engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs.
This course provides an overview of the topics of systems science and engineering, including understanding the voice of the customer and stakeholder inquiry; requirements identification, development, analysis, and management; system specification, design, development, and implementation; and the analytical tools to evaluate system design concepts and conduct effective trade studies.
Dr. Hiedi Davidz