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4 Credits
Available Spring term
Ecampus online only
(Online course)

Prerequisites
IE 570 or IE 582 Introduction to Engineering Management
Recommended:  IE 581, IE 583, IE 586, IE 587
Contact
Javier Calvo-Amodio
541.737.0696
410 Rogers Hall

Course Description

This course provides an overview of systems engineering within engineering management practice.  Principles of systems engineering are explored through traditional and contemporary hard and soft systems engineering techniques and practices, and through current future developments in the field.

Topics

  • Systems Engineering as a Skill for Engineering Managers
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Emergence, complexity, and elegant design
  • Life cycles and systems engineering practice
  • Sustainable manufacturing and systems engineering practice
  • Soft systems thinking
  • Critical Systems Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving in engineering management
  • CX Tool

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the nature of systems engineering as a skill within engineering management practice.
  2. Describe and apply the main tenets of systems engineering theory.
  3. Apply and analyze the effectiveness of systems engineering tenets within the engineering management practice.
  4. Describe and apply the main tenets of soft systems thinking theory.
  5. Apply and analyze the effectiveness of soft systems thinking tenets within the engineering management practice.