All Resources

 

Listing all articles in Systems-Thinking Resources under the category 'Systems Engineering' :

 

Book : Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management (1999)

Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s): Sage, Andrew P. • Rouse, William B.

Published: 1999 ISBN: 0471154059 • 1236 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the publisher:

Systems engineering is the management technology that supports the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the total system development process to ensure evolution of a high-quality, trustworthy, and cost-effective system capable of meeting user needs.  Among the many applications of systems engineering and management are decision support systems, command and control systems, air traffic control systems, intelligent highway vehicle systems, process control systems, and enterprise systems. The factors associated with the engineering of large-scale systems include policy making, planning, decision making, resource allocation, and action deployment.The Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management is a comprehensive, single-volume reference to every aspect of systems engineering and management for fielding systems of all types, especially systems that are information-, technology-, and software-intensive.This volume guides professionals through every phase of the definition, design, implementation, and management of systems of large scale and scope, from identifying user needs and determining costs to ensuring system capabilities and maintaining smooth operations. The handbook will be of long-lasting value to those concerned with the technical direction, development, and management of complex projects of large scale and scope.

The first undertaking of its kind, the Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management presents a single, practical source covering the theory and practice of systems engineering and management.  Taking a multifaceted view of this interdisciplinary subject, the work begins with a comprehensive outline of systems engineering. The handbook then provides major sections on systems engineering methodology and processes, systems management, human factors in systems engineering,quality and standards in systems engineering, and system engineering methods.

With its main focus on the organization and management of complexity, rather than direct technological concerns that affect individual subsystems, it covers a vast number of ingredients associated with the engineering of trustworthy systems, and helps those involved in these large-scale projects with:

  • Systematic measurement approaches and capability-assessment models
  • A knowledge base of effective systems-engineering processes and systems-management strategies
  • An understanding of the complex role of advanced information technologies in enhancing systems’ productivity and quality
  • Detailed discussions of the tools and methods, life cycle processes, and systems management strategies available for the support of complex high-technology systems-engineering efforts

Supplemented with nearly 400 graphs and figures that help clarify difficult concepts and organize complex material, the Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management is an immensely helpful resource for systems engineers, human factors engineers, and systems and software development managers in industry and government.



More information is available on this book. Show content ...

Book : Human Factors in Systems Engineering (1996)

Human Factors in Systems Engineering

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s): Chapanis, Alphonse

Published: 1996 ISBN: 0471137820 • 352 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the Publisher:

'Human Factors in Systems Engineering' shows how to integrate human factors into the design of tools, machines, and systems so that they match human abilities and limitations.

Unlike virtually all other books on human factors, which leave the implementation of general guidelines to engineers and designers with little or no human factors expertise, this unique book shows that the proper role of the human factors specialist is to translate general guidelines into project specific design requirements to which engineers can design.

Again, while other human factors books ignore the standards, specifications, requirements, and other work products that must be prepared by engineers, this book emphasises the methods used to generate the human factors inputs for engineering work products, and the points in the development process where these inputs are needed.



More information is available on this book. Show content ...

Book : Introduction to Systems Engineering (2000)

Introduction to Systems Engineering

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s): Sage, Andrew P. • Armstrong, James E.

Published: 2000 ISBN: 0471027669 • 547 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the publisher:

Systems engineering (SE), or the engineering of large-scale systems, is key to achieving reliable, efficient, cost-effective products and services in diverse fields, including communication and network systems, software engineering, information systems, manufacturing, command and control, and defense systems acquisition and procurement.

This book offers a unique introduction to the world of systems engineering, focusing on analysis and problem-solving techniques that can be applied throughout the life cycle of product systems and service systems. While the authors provide a framework for the functional levels involved in systems engineering processes and system management, the bulk of the discussion is devoted to the practical application of formulation, analysis, and interpretation methods.

Through the use of real-world examples and useful graphs, readers will learn to:

  • Choose the most appropriate methods and tools for a given project
  • Apply issue formulation methods to assure that the right problem has been identified
  • Work with formal analysis methods to assure that the problem is solved correctly
  • Apply issue interpretation methods to insure that decisions reflect human values and technological realities, and thereby make interpretation work for them in the decision-making process
  • Develop an appreciation for the engineering and troubleshooting of large systems


More information is available on this book. Show content ...

Course : Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc/PgDip (2010)

Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc/PgDip

Publisher:Cranfield University

Author(s): —Unknown—

Published: 2010 Delivery Format: Unknown

Summary

From Cranfield University:

The aim of this course is to provide education and training in selected electronic military systems. The course is intended for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry. It is particularly suitable for those who, in their subsequent careers, will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, technical management or operation of military radar, electro-optics, communications, sonar or information systems, where the emphasis is on an electronic warfare environment. The main object of the course is to bring together the wide variety of disciplines involved and present them in an integrated manner, emphasising the system aspects.

Suitably qualified candidates who achieve an appropriate standard on the course are awarded either the MSc Degree or the Cranfield University Postgraduate Diploma in Military Electronic Systems Engineering as appropriate. The formal aims of the PGDip and MSc are as follows:

  • The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma course is to provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of military electronic warfare systems such that they are fully equipped for roles in defence intelligence and acquisition, involving the specification and analysis of such systems, working individually or as part of a team.
  • In addition, the MSc course enables the student to carry out an in-depth investigation into an area of electronic warfare to further enhance their analytical capability.


More information is available on this course. Show content ...

Book : System Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practices (2006)

System Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practices

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s): Wasson, Charles S

Published: 2006 ISBN: 0471393339 • 832 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the publisher:

Written in a practical, easy to understand style, this text provides a step-by-step guide to System Analysis and Engineering by introducing concepts, principles, and practices via a progression of topical, lesson oriented chapters.

Each chapter focuses on specific aspects of system analysis, design, and development, and includes definitions of key terms, examples, author’s notes, key principles, and challenging exercises that teach readers to apply their knowledge to real world systems.

Concepts and methodologies presented can be applied by organizations in business sectors such as transportation, construction, medical, financial, education, aerospace and defense, utilities, government, and others, regardless of size.

An excellent undergraduate or graduate-level textbook in systems analysis and engineering, this book is written for both new and experienced professionals who acquire, design, develop, deploy, operate, or support systems, products, or services.



More information is available on this book. Show content ...

Book : Systems Engineering (1992)

Systems Engineering

Categories: BusinessSystems EngineeringSystems Thinking

Tags: bookbusinesslifecyclemanagementsagewiley

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s): Sage, Andrew P.

Published: 1992 ISBN: 0471536393 • 654 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the publisher:

'Systems Engineering' focuses on systems methodology, design, and management.  The contents offer technical insight for professionals concerned with systems engineering and management and to students who need to master the steps to effective systems engineering. Throughout, the book emphasizes the process of systems engineering rather than the product of systems engineering, recognizing that proper attention to processes almost inevitably leads to higher quality products.

'Systems Engineering' addresses the fundamental considerations associated with the engineering of large scale systems. Divided into two sections, the first part deals with systems methodology, design and management including a detailed examination of operational and task level system quality assurance through configuration management, audits and reviews, standards and systems integration. The second part discusses a variety of systems design and management approaches, particularly those concerned with system effectiveness evaluation and the human role in systems.



More information is available on this book. Show content ...

Book : Systems Engineering for Commercial Aircraft (1997)

Systems Engineering for Commercial Aircraft

Publisher:Ashgate

Author(s): Jackson, Scott

Published: 1997 ISBN: 0291398464 • 208 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the publisher:

The key principle of systems engineering, a process now becoming widely applied in the commercial aircraft industry, is that an aircraft should be considered as a whole and not as a collection of parts. Another principle is that the requirements for the aircraft and its subsystems emanate from a logical set of organized functions and from economic or customer-oriented requirements as well as the regulatory requirements for certification. The resulting process promises to synthesize and validate the design of aircraft which are higher in quality, better meet customer requirements and are most economical to operate.

This book aims to provide the reader with the information to apply the systems engineering process to the design of new aircraft, derivative aircraft and to change–based designs. The principles of this book are applicable to passenger and cargo carrying aircraft and to commuter and business aircraft. It explains the principles of systems engineering in understandable terms, but does not attempt to educate the reader in the details of the process.

Incorporating the latest thinking by FAA and JAA to utilize the systems engineering in the aircraft certification process, the author shows how current guidelines for certification of systems with software are in agreement with its main principles. These in turn can be applied at three levels: the aviation system, the aircraft as a whole and the aircraft subsystem levels.

By providing guidelines for managing a commercial aircraft development using the principles of systems engineering, the book will enable engineers and managers to see the work they do in a new light. Whether developing a new aircraft from scratch or simply modifying a subsystem, they will be assisted to see their product from a functional point of view and thus to develop new vehicles which are better, cheaper and safer than before.

The readership includes the aircraft industry, suppliers and regulatory communities: especially technical, program and procurement managers; systems, design and specialty engineers (human factors, reliability, safety, etc); students of aeronautical and systems engineering and technical management; and government agencies such as FAA and JAA.

 



More information is available on this book. Show content ...

Course : Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc/PgDip/PgCert (2010)

Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Publisher:Cranfield University

Author(s): —Unknown—

Published: 2010 Delivery Format: Unknown

Summary

Suitable for those involved in systems decisions throughout the acquisition community, ie MOD, DE&S, QinetiQ and Industry (prime contractors and the wider supply chain).

Takes you on to impressive career prospects across a range of roles commensurate with your experience. This includes membership of multidisciplinary teams in acquisition, supply or research organisations. This could be in both general systems engineering roles or as a focal point for specific skills such as availability, reliability and maintenance (ARM), human factors, requirements, architecture test and evaluation, etc. It is also applicable to key roles in MOD acquisition such as IPT leader, capability manager and requirements manager.

You will be taught by Cranfield University academic staff at the Defence Academy - College of Management and Technology who understand the challenges of translating theory into practice. Visiting lecturers include experts from industry, research establishments and Government departments, particularly the MOD.

Course Description

For the Systems Engineering for Defence Capability course, we offer two variants of the MSc, PgDip and PgCert programmes of study:

  • full-time
  • flexible part-time
  • .

Both variants are delivered by a combination of electronic learning and classroom-based lectures, workshops and exercises.

The taught phase provides comprehensive coverage of modern systems engineering principles, practices, methods and tools, and places great emphasis on their practical application.

In order to develop skills in understanding and tackling complex problems in the real world, we make extensive use of case studies and student investigation.

 



More information is available on this course. Show content ...

Book : Systems Engineering Guidebook : A Process for Developing Systems and Products (1996)

Systems Engineering Guidebook : A Process for Developing Systems and Products

Publisher:CRC Press

Author(s): Martin, James N.

Published: 1996 ISBN: 0849378370 • 304 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

This volume looks at the systems engineering process, its use and its value to the successful implementation of systems projects. The process presented conforms to industry standards on systems engineering, and can be used to support the training of engineers in this process.



More information is available on this book. Show content ...

Course : Systems Engineering MEng/BEng (2010)

Systems Engineering MEng/BEng

Publisher:Loughborough University

Author(s): —Unknown—

Published: 2010 Delivery Format: Unknown

Summary

From Loughborough University:

Systems Engineering provides a structured comprehensive approach to solving today’s complex technical challenges, particularly those related to the design and development of highly sophisticated products, such as aircraft, ships, telecommunications networks, or information management systems.

It is the systems engineer’s job to integrate people, processes, tools and technologies effectively and successfully in any system to produce a required capability and performance. Systems Engineering is about the bigger picture: it provides insight into the context in which design objectives are set and enables appropriate integrated solutions to be developed and implemented as operational products or services. No matter what the system of interest, a systems engineer looks at the whole product lifecycle and all the stakeholders’ needs as well as aiming to satisfy the customer.

The course contains material drawn from the following academic departments, together with contributions from industrial organisations:

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
  • Business School
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Politics, History and International Relations
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Civil and Building Engineering







Return to Previous Page

All articles/posts © of the respective authors

Site design and architecture © 2010 - 2011 Eclectica Systems Ltd.