Systems Engineering

Courses

SYSE 510 Systems Engineering Process 3.0 Credits

This course covers the complete system engineering process, touching on the many facets of engineering systems from needs and requirements generation to production and construction to operation. Engineering involves application of science to perform a myriad of technical processes including development, manufacturing, and maintenance, sustainment and operation of systems. Engineering education is concerned with cognitive, hardware, and software tools to attack technical problems. Engineers are normally introduced to component level problems before proceeding to more complex ones. Systems engineering covers a higher level system concept, applying well tested engineering practices to address processes critical to most large engineering efforts, and optimizing them for effectiveness and financial success.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SYSE 511 Systems Engineering Tools 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on teaching a variety of tools and applications. Stochastic modeling and simulation tools used for systems engineering analysis are covered. Course provide a comprehensive understanding of use of tools as well as modeling and simulation concepts to perform simulation analysis of physical and conceptual systems. Systems engineering has great potential for solving problems related to physical, conceptual and esoteric systems. The power of systems engineering relies on the ability to conduct elaborate analysis in an attempt to employ the most optimal integrated system. This approach requires understanding of tools for conducting requirements analysis, analysis of alternatives and systems architectural design. Students will learn how to apply “state of the art” tool.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 572 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 573 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 520 Sustainment and Integrated Logistics 3.0 Credits

Logistics activities are critical integrating functions in any type of business. Annual expenditures on logistics in the United States alone are equivalent to approximately 10% of US Gross domestic product. Logistics expenditures represent an even larger percentage of the world economy. Thus, achieving state-of the –art excellence in logistics functions, and attaining the inherit cost reductions associated with outstanding logistics efforts is very important in terms of competitiveness and profitability. This course discusses traditional methods and contemporary topics associated with logistics and global sustainment. It also introduces methodologies and tools for achieving affordable integrated logistics.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 521 Integrated Risk Management 3.0 Credits

Will expose students to various methodologies for the evaluation of strategic alternatives to allow analysis and organizational visibility of the underlying assessment of risk, communication and organizational debate of the decision choices among plausible strategic alternatives. Assessment of uncertainty, identification of risk variables, formulation of mitigation plans and real options will be covered. The role of financial analytics to provide consistent criteria and illustrate the impact of alternative decisions and uncertain market scenarios will be discussed. Provide understanding of most sensitive factors that influence risk for each strategy or project allows an organization to select a risky strategy that meets the risk tolerance of the enterprise and leverages vale of future gains.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 531 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 522 Supply Chain Systems Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers the concepts and methods used for designing, modeling, and managing the supply chain as a strategy that organizations use to be competitive in the global marketplace. The course has broad applications for different types of industries such as manufacturing, service, and retailing. Includes both practical and analytical approaches used for managing supply chain. Students in this course will apply industrial and systems engineering tools to design, analyze, and optimize the supply chain such as, mathematical optimization, inventory management, transportation and network location, facilities planning and material handling. More advanced topics are interrelated such as: value of information sharing in the supply chain, customer value, strategic alliances, international issues and decision support systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 572 [Min Grade: C] and (EGMT 574 [Min Grade: C] or EGMT 690 [Min Grade: C] or SYSE 690 [Min Grade: C])

SYSE 523 Systems Reliability Engineering 3.0 Credits

The course focuses in modeling and analysis of systems reliability using probability models. The primary reason for modeling reliability systems is to improve the reliability and availability of a product or a system. The course covers three major aspects of reliability: reliability models, analysis of failure and repair distributions, and finally preventive maintenance and warranty models. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to apply reliability models for a product or system during its life-cycle: design, production, and warranty.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 572 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 573 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 524 Systems Reliability, Availability & Maintainability Analysis 3.0 Credits

Introduction to systems reliability, maintainability and availability analysis (RM&A) for systems. The course has an application to all phases of the systems engineering process including requirements definition through systems design and development. Introduces design for sustainability of systems during the life cycle of operation. Discusses RM&A and modeling, trade off analysis and cost-effective maintenance concepts for optimization of reliability and availability of a system.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 525 Statistical Modeling & Experimental Design 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on statistical modeling to systems engineering problems; relationships between experimental measurements using regression and correlation theory and analysis of variance models; design of experiments with one and more than one levels; emphasis on inherent variability of systems and processes; response surface methodology, control chart techniques and statistical process control.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 572 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 530 Systems Engineering Design 3.0 Credits

Course introduces the student to the design of complex systems. Specific topics include needs analysis, conceptual physical and implementation architectures, technology quality and fundamentals of great system designs, selecting system designs, system and design requirements, system element designs, system design verification and validation, and sustainability design.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (EGMT 688 [Min Grade: C] or SYSE 688 [Min Grade: C])

SYSE 531 Systems Architecture Development 3.0 Credits

System architecture development is the most important activity in a complex system solution: pick the wrong architecture and the final system may not work, be overcome by displacement technology, or never be implemented because of cost, complexity, or other issues. Course Topics include architecture frameworks, architecture drivers, selection criteria, depiction, generic alternatives, trade studies, architecture selection, open closed architectures, vendor independence and technology choices, and architecture information products.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (EGMT 688 [Min Grade: C] or SYSE 688 [Min Grade: C])

SYSE 532 Software Systems Engineering 3.0 Credits

Many of our systems today are extremely software intensive. This course introduces software intensive systems engineering. This course is for software and non-software engineers. Topics from the systems perspective include capability maturity models (CMM, CMMI, SE CMM), systems and software interaction, deriving allocating software requirements, traceability, certification needs, mission critical software, software safety, software fault tolerance, human software interface, system and software architectures, reuse and breakthrough software, software interface management, software maintainability, software testability, technology considerations, software change control and configuration management, software quality, software integration verification and validation, software planning and management.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 688 [Min Grade: C] or SYSE 688 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 533 Systems Integration and Test 3.0 Credits

The systems engineering process applies well tested engineering practices to address the processes which are critical to most large engineering efforts, and optimizing them for effectiveness and financial success. The process covers the complete engineering system evolution from needs and requirements generation to production and construction and operation. Throughout the systems engineering process, various disciplines of engineering as well as various forms of information and technology need to be integrated, and the effectiveness of each step of the process ascertained. This course will address the processes, methods, and tools to integrate, test and evaluate the myriad of engineering information, technology, and products that are encountered throughout the systems engineering process.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SYSE 540 Systems Engineering for Peacebuilding 3.0 Credits

Peace Engineering is a relatively new topic. This course will apply systems thinking and systems tools in the context of peacebuilding. The course is intended to give an introduction to systems engineering and system dynamics and utilize them for this new application. Topics include system architecting, systems mapping, causal loop diagrams, stock and flow diagrams, data sourcing, decision making and game theory. Specific examples of conflict will be presented and various theories of change will be tested with the system models. This course will utilize some recent literature on systems engineering use in peacebuilding.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SYSE 598 Capstone in Systems Engineering 3.0 Credits

The capstone course is completed independently or within a group class setting over a full quarter term. The capstone course is the culmination of the student’s academic and professional experience, and it will be completed under the direction of a Systems Engineering faculty member. Over the course of the term, students will apply the knowledge gained during their tenure in the program to create a Capstone Project. This project will integrate the skills necessary for analyzing issues, thinking creatively, working collaboratively, and presenting impactful ideas. The Capstone Project should be one of the most comprehensive and applied works a student completes in his or her academic career.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 572 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 573 [Min Grade: C] and (EGMT 685 [Min Grade: C] or SYSE 685 [Min Grade: C]) and EGMT 531 [Min Grade: C] and (EGMT 688 [Min Grade: C] or SYSE 688 [Min Grade: C]) and (EGMT 690 [Min Grade: C] or SYSE 690 [Min Grade: C]) and SYSE 510 [Min Grade: C] and SYSE 520 [Min Grade: C] and SYSE 521 [Min Grade: C] and SYSE 533 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 685 Systems Engineering Management 3.0 Credits

Course teaches the art of systems engineering. Students will learn SE processes and skills to integrate user needs, manage requirements, conduct technological evaluation and build elaborate system architecture, to assess risk, establish financial and schedule constraints. Course provides pedagogically sound approach to the subject matter. Any graduate students involved with new product development, technology development and/or integration will find this course useful.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SYSE 688 Systems Engineering Analysis I 3.0 Credits

Introduces multiple System Engineering Analysis practices used to execute systems engineering processes. Provides foundation to execute, monitor, and manage the traditional practices and also develops ability to modify and establish new practices based on this massive foundation. Instills confidence so student can contribute, lead, monitor or manage any systems effort.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SYSE 690 Systems Engineering Analysis II 3.0 Credits

This course is a crossover course for Engineering Management majors and Systems Engineering majors. The course focuses on a combination of deterministic and stochastic quantitative techniques and tools used for systems analysis, engineering analysis, and managerial analysis. Associated topics will be Probability Theory to support Decision Analysis, Pareto Trade Off Models, Analytical Hierarchy Process, Inventory Management & Control Operations, Waiting Line Models and Simulation & Modeling techniques. Emphasis will be placed on spreadsheet modeling and Monte Carlo simulation. The primary focus will be on utilizing excel based models and tools to support quantitative systems analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 572 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 573 [Min Grade: C]

SYSE 898 Master's Thesis in Systems Engineering 1.0-9.0 Credit

The thesis option is intended to familiarize a student with the techniques for guiding an entire project and to develop a student's creativity in solving real problems. An academic research thesis generally involves more than an industrial project in that the goal is not merely to solve the specific problem but also to understand its relevance to previous work and to the discipline in which one is working. It is expected that the thesis work will represent an advance in understanding of the state-of-the-art and that it will be suitable for publication in an engineering journal or for inclusion as part of a more comprehensive publication. The thesis generally takes a considerable amount of time and effort, with successful completion of the entire process taking more than a year's time. The study and investig.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE I599 Independent Study in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE I699 Independent Study in SYSE 3.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE I799 Independent Study in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE I899 Independent Study in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE I999 Independent Study in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE T580 Special Topics in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE T680 Special Topics in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE T780 Special Topics in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE T880 Special Topics in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SYSE T980 Special Topics in SYSE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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