Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering focusing on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed over their life cycles. It deals with work-processes and tools to manage risks on complex projects and is used in areas such as control engineering, industrial engineering, organizational studies, and project management. This free online course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of systems engineering. The course examines systems and why they are important and you will learn about modern engineering, systems methodologies, systems concepts, ways of thinking, and systems modelling and diagramming. This course will be of great interest to professionals who work in all engineering sectors and also to students of engineering, information technology, software development and management. The course will be helpful for anyone who would like to learn more about the use of diagrams, risk assessment and problem solving.
Modules in Systems Engineering
The use of systems concepts and models forms part of a process of investigation that is often described in the literature of systems, design and decision-making as a ‘methodology’, where a methodology is a process of enquiry, not a method to produce a predetermined result. This module will outline briefly the two major generic variants of systems methodologies.
Systems’ thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole.
Systems’ modelling is the interdisciplinary study of the use of models to conceptualize and construct systems.
Systems diagramming is essential when planning a project. This will allow you to show your thinking regarding an idea and whether or not these ideas will answer the design problem.
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