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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE)
Introduction to Systems Engineering
Intro to Systems Engineering
Fall 2017
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undergraduate systems engineering majors or with the permission of the instructor


Z. Szajnfarber and T. Mazzuchi
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Every Year
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Core concepts in systems engineering; processes of system decomposition and integration; upfront conceptual design, rapid prototyping, structured testing, balanced work, lean processes, and design for manufacturability.
There are four (4) learning objectives for this course. By the end of the course students will be able to: (1) Describe and explain the role of systems analysis in an engineering organization. (2) Evaluate design tradeoffs associated with satisfying operational requirements in an uncertain environment. (3) Decompose tasks among team members to efficiently balance work across available resources. (4) Gain hands on experience designing and implementing a simple engineering system
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riffat (Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:55:00 GMT): Rollback: An Independent Learning Statement has to be included in the syllabus. Example: In a 15-week semester, including exam week, students are expected to spend a minimum of 100 minutes of out-of-class work for every 50 minutes of direct instruction, for a minimum total of 2.5 hours a week. A 3-credit course should include 2.5 hours of direct instruction and a minimum of 5 hours of independent learning or 7.5 hours per week. More information about GW's credit hour policy can be found at: forms (webpage); or
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