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Systems Engineering

Free Course
Want to become a really valuable professional, capable of designing and managing complex projects conducted by the world’s leading companies? Systems engineering is the path for you. Systems engineering knowledge is vital across fields of control engineering, industrial engineering, organizational studies, and project management. This course will teach you all you need to know about this powerful tool, so you can bring your career to the next level.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This course will give you a full run-through of systems engineering, why it is important, and how it is conducted. First, you will learn about engineering systems methodologies, systems concepts, and product types, including fault correction, enhancements, revolutionary and iconoclastic. You will then be shown how to identify and evaluate system complexity and how to analyse the causes of a systems failure, a lesson which will make you a very valuable employee in your future company.

Next, you will be given a clear overview of systems thinking, systems modelling, and diagramming. Here, you will be introduced to the most important range of systems engineering models in use today. The course will then give you a specific example of a product development process in terms of the “waterfall” life cycle model of software development, so that you can get a step-by-step run-through of how systems engineering works in practice.

By the end of the course, you will have confidence in using systems concepts and language, and will have gained a strong understanding key systems concepts. This will be a great boost for your professional development, and one that will start you on a respected and profitable career path. For a free course that only takes 3 hours, that’s a pretty good reward. So get started, and by the end of the week you’ll have made a big difference to your career.

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Learning Outcomes

After studying this course you should be able to: - evaluate a specific example or case of a product development process in terms of the ‘waterfall’ life cycle model of software development; - classify new product developments as: fault correction, enhancements, new but similar products, radically different, revolutionary or iconoclastic products; - analyse the causes of a systems failure; - identify and evaluate the importance of the relationships of the factors leading up to system complication and complexity; - answer the question ‘why is systems engineering important?’ - define the difference in process between science and engineering; - develop confidence in using systems concepts and language; - describe accurately the set of key systems concepts; - describe and use a general classification of models; - outline and discuss the process of systems modelling, where models are used as part of a systemic approach to a range of different situations; - appreciate diagrams as a powerful aid to thinking and acting; - distinguish between systems diagrams and diagrams helpful in systems work.


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Course Reviews

Mohmmed  M.
2 years ago
Mohmmed M.

Thanks so much for this course. it's really useful and motivated.

Erenstine Kathleen (Kim) L.
2 years ago
Erenstine Kathleen (Kim) L.

Enjoy doing these courses.

2 years ago

The course was educative and I learned a lot.

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