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Introduction to Engineering System Design & Processes

In this free online course, learn how the components of a system interrelate and contribute to a project’s goals.

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This free online course on an Introduction to Engineering System Design & Processes, focuses on understanding the principles on which system design is centered. This course covers the principles and concepts that characterize a system and the various elements that compose the system. These elements include detail on hardware, software and firmware. It also includes information on techniques, facilities, services, and other support elements.
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    3-4 Hours
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  • Certification

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An Introduction to Engineering System Design & Processes is an introductory course on Engineering System Design. The purpose of this course is to establish a basic understanding of Systems Engineering and the role it plays in the design process. Learn how systems engineering can be applied to any system development, whether you are developing a household appliance, building an airplane, or implementing a sophisticated transit management system.

This course will discuss all the disciplines and specialty groups that form a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production and finally through to operation. It considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product. Finally, you will look at the classification of various systems, the role system engineers play, especially in the design of a system,  the requirement analysis and the six functions of the design process.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to find out how complex systems can be developed and implemented successfully. It is relevant to anyone considering a career in project management, engineering, QA, logistic support, operations, management, maintenance and other work areas. It enhances professional credibility, extends knowledge and skills; and prepares you for more job responsibilities. Why wait, start this course today and advance your career!

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain why we need to have system engineering as a
    separate discipline.
  • Define the concept system engineering and the basic principles of a system.
  • Describe stage gate process, spiral process and the system vee process.
  • Recognize the economic impact of the design process.
  • List the phases in the life cycle and the phases which affect the economics of a project.
  • Discuss the different tools for enabling creative development.
  • State how to build a good team and how to evaluate the performance of a good team.
  • Identify aspects of team building and team formation.
  • Indicate how to use Myers-Briggs type indicator to effectively allocate responsibilities in a team.
  • Identify how to classify and partition requirements into different categories.



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