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Systems Engineering

Manufacturing
Free Course
Learn more about systems engineering, modelling and diagramming.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    OpenLearn
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

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 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.

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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