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Susan E. Murphy
A A 470
Seattle Campus

Systems Engineering

Concepts of system approach, system hierarchies, functional analysis, requirements, trade studies, and other concepts used to define and integrate complex engineering systems. Introduction to risk analysis and reliability, failure modes and effects analysis, writing specifications, and lean manufacturing. Offered: jointly with IND E 470.

Class description

This course will cover introductory level systems engineering and project management concepts. The use of examples and class projects will reinforce the concepts. This course is a writing credit and requires 4 written papers; 1 individual paper and 3 group papers.

Student learning goals

Concepts and application of systems engineering.

Concepts and application of project management.

Basic business writing skills.

General method of instruction

Instructions is conducted by 1) lecture on the concept, 2) in class examples and discussion, 3) knowledge demonstration through assigned homework including teamwork, 4) knowledge test by mid term and final exams.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

4 assigned papers. Specific paper requirements and length supplied.

Rubric provided for assigned paper expectations. Papers 55% (4 over Quarter, 10, 15, 20, 10) Exams Midterm 15%, Final 20% Mixed multiple choice and short answers For short answers, quality of content and quality of communication are measured. Quizzes and Participation 10%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Susan E. Murphy
Date: 09/20/2013