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Fall Systems Course Announced

Foundations of Systems Science and Engineering

ME 597-002 and ME 497-003* | 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.

Course description:

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
Aeroject Rocketdyne
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* Note: Undergraduate students interested in the limited spaces in ME 497 should contact Dr. Don Plumlee for a permission number with why they think they should be in the class.

Updated August 1, 2019

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