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Courses - Spring 2018
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Systems Engineering Department Site
ENSE622
(Perm Req)
Systems Requirements, Design and Trade-Off Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENPM641 and ENSE621; or permission of ENGR-Institute for Systems Research.
Also offered as: ENPM642.
Credit only granted for: ENPM642 or ENSE622.
This course builds on material covered in ENSE621/ENPM641, emphasizing the topics of requirements engineering, system-level design and trade-off analysis. Topics include: requirements engineering processes; representation and organization of requirements; implementation and applications of traceability; capabilities of commercial requirements; engineering software; system-level design; design structure matrices; principles of modular design; component- and interface-based design methods; multi-objective optimization-based design and tradeoff; approaches to system redesign in response to changes in requirements, reliability, trade-off analysis,and optimization-based design. Students will complete a project focussing on the development of requirements and their traceability to the system-level design of an engineering system.
Also offered as ENPM642. Credit granted for ENSE622 or ENPM642
ENSE624
(Perm Req)
Human Factors in Systems Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Institute for Systems Research.
Also offered as: ENPM644.
Credit only granted for: ENPM644 or ENSE624.
This course covers the general principles of human factors, or ergonomics as it is sometimes called. Human Factors (HF) is an interdisciplinary approach for dealing with issues related to people in systems. It focuses on consideration of the characteristics of human beings in the design of systems and devices of all kinds. It is concerned with the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether the people serve as operators, maintainers, or users of the system or device. The goal of HF is to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety and ease of use.
Also offered as ENPM644. Credit granted for ENPM644 or ENSE624.
ENSE626
(Perm Req)
System Life Cycle Analysis and Risk Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Institute for Systems Research.
Also offered as: ENPM646.
This course covers topics related to estimating the costs and risks incurred through the lifetimes of projects, products and systems. In addition, treatment is given to methods that determine the drivers of costs and risks and facilitate determination of the most effective alternatives to reducing them. Also covered, are relevant analytic tools from probability and statistics and also important managerial and organizational concepts. Extensive use is made of case studies and examples from industry and government.
ENSE627
(Perm Req)
Systems Quality and Robustness Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Institute for Systems Research.
Also offered as: ENPM647.
Credit only granted for: ENPM647 or ENSE627.
This course covers systems engineering approaches for creating optimal and robust engineering systems and for quality assurance. It provides an overview of the important tools for quality analysis and quality management of engineering systems. These tools are commonly used in companies and organizations. Focus is placed on the Baldrige National Quality Program, ISO 9000 certification, six-sigma systems, and Deming total quality management to examine how high quality standards are sustained and customer requirements and satisfactions are ensured. The Taguchi method for robust analysis and design is covered and applied to case studies. Issues of flexible design over the system life cycle are addressed. Statistical process control, international standards for sampling, and design experimentation are also studied.
Also offered as ENPM647. Credit granted for ENPM647 or ENSE627.
ENSE698G
Special Topics in Systems Engineering; Human Reliability Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as ENRE645. Credit granted for ENRE645 or ENSE698G. Methods of solving practical human reliability problems, cognitive and behavioral modeling, task analysis, performance shaping factors, error classification, distribution of human performance and uncertainty bounds , sources of human error probability data, human error risk mitigation, examples and case studies.
ENSE699
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENSE799
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Systems Engineering Thesis; Masters Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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