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Systems Engineering


Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering

Understand systems engineering, modelling and diagramming.


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Course Description

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.

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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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Module Title
Module 1: Why systems engineering is important?
Module 2: What is modern engineering and systems?
Module 3: Systems methodologies for managing change
Module 4: What is systems engineering - The career of a concept
Module 5: The original course teams approach to systems engineering
Module 6 : Systems thinking and practice
Module 7: Systems modelling
Module 8: Systems diagramming
Module 9: Systems Engineering Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 209 reviews
Course Title: Systems Engineering
Course #: 377
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 1
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 11 February 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Essang Onuntuei
    Essang Onuntuei Nigeria It is a worthwhile course for all to partake. 2015-02-04 16:02:53
  • Wendy Ernst
    Wendy Ernst United States of America This is a very good course. I would highly recommend it. The best part was the module on ways of thinking. But the whole thing was good and I would even keep it on hand for reference. Definitely more in depth than I thought a free course would be. Looking forward to taking more classes here. 2015-01-22 20:01:32
  • Hamza Benalleg
    Hamza Benalleg Algeria It's tough, but good 2015-01-20 20:01:01
  • Alex Dinh
    Alex Dinh United States of America I am very interested in this course 2015-01-13 20:01:08
  • soufiane naji
    soufiane naji Morocco i like this modules and i like all 2014-12-04 16:12:11
  • soufiane naji
    soufiane naji Morocco nice 2014-12-04 16:12:07
  • Kaviamuthan Kannan
    Kaviamuthan Kannan India its good 2014-12-03 07:12:55
  • Mark Lamberson
    Mark Lamberson United States of America Interesting course with a lot of useful tips and tools. I found it well worth my time. 2014-10-01 18:10:26
  • Alex Latham
    Alex Latham United Kingdom I enjoyed learning all about the course it was a pleasure to be a participant thanks, Alex. 2014-08-28 03:08:45
  • Isaac Amoani Opare
    Isaac Amoani Opare Ghana this program is highly technical and loaded.It has really enlightened me and given me more insight to my current job.Am highly grateful to Alison. 2014-08-26 18:08:48
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