Course: CPLX 706. Engineering Foundations for Complex Systems (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate advisor. This course introduces the principles and methods of complex systems engineering. The course is organized as a progression through the systems engineering processes of analysis, design, implementation and deployment with consideration of verification and validation throughout. Case studies and guest lectures in each phase present best practice in the field and both successes and failures are considered. Lectures will include modeling of engineering system performance and constraints; formulating systems of design rules; optimization algorithms; solver software. Students will work as an integrated conceptual design team. Complex systems engineering standards and selected journal articles will serve as a basis for readings. The course is relevant to all professions associated with the introduction of complex human-made systems.