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ESD.33 Systems Engineering, Summer 2004

System Design and Management program at MIT.
As shown above, this course is delivered as part of the SDM program, an integrated graduate program in System Design and Management. (Image courtesy of Daniel Frey.)

Highlights of this Course

This course site features a complete set of lecture notes.

Course Description

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and reliability improvement while considering the complete problem including operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost, and schedule. This course emphasizes the links of systems engineering to fundamentals of decision theory, statistics, and optimization. The course also introduces the most current, commercially successful techniques for systems engineering.


Technical Requirements

MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files found on this course site. Microsoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software  can also be used to view the .xls files.

 

Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Daniel Frey
Dr. Don Clausing
Mr. Pat Hale

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
2 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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