- START DATE January 24, 2022
- TIME COMMITMENT 4-6 hours per week
- DURATION 5 weeks
- FORMAT Online
- PRICE $1,099
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Address changes which induce, propagate, and amplify risk in the increasingly complex products and services they are required to develop.
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This course is also offered in Spanish. Enrollment is managed through our collaborator, Global Alumni
- Motivate the need for system architecture by articulating the ideas of minimized rework and by offering examples of complexity in modern systems.
- Contrast several definitions of system architecture and construct a personal definition from your career examples.
- Differentiate systems thinking from other kinds of "thinking;" define a system, and articulate examples of things that are and are not systems. Apply system thinking to provide a perspective on a given project.
- Articulate more solution-neutral and less solution-neutral framings of a problem, and evaluate how solution-neutral to be for a given problem.
- Construct a design DSM, either by analyzing the design or by converting a graph of the system.
- Construct a process DSM and identify how it is different from a design DSM.
- Given a DSM, apply a sequencing algorithm to sort the components into modules or to sort tasks into groups.
- Define the role of the architect and the stakeholders with whom the architect should work.
- Define the deliverables of the architect, with references to architectural frameworks and your career examples.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL
Aerospace, automotive, defense, consumer appliances, and manufacturing industry professionals
Engineers at original equipment manufacturers (OEM)
Any systems engineering professional, director, or senior manager looking to innovate and optimize their operational, manufacturing, and design systems
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
LEARN BY DOING
Practice processes and methods through simulations, assessments, case studies, and tools.
LEARN FROM OTHERS
Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based on real-world examples.
LEARN ON DEMAND
Access all of the content online and watch videos on the go.
REFLECT AND APPLY
Bring your new skills to your organization, through examples from technical work environments and ample prompts for reflection.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUCCESS
Earn a Professional Certificate and 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Gain insights from leading MIT faculty and industry experts from Boeing and NASA, US Air Force, GE, GM, Apple, MAN Truck, and Bus AG.
WHAT LEARNERS AND COMPANIES ARE SAYING
More than 6,300 professionals have completed MIT xPRO's Systems Engineering Program
Marcin Zajac, System Engineer, Apitv
[The course] completely changed my view of SE and architecture in the context of systems. I got a very good overview of methods and the way of thinki…Continue Reading
Archit Verma, Business Process Architect, Tata Technologies
The course material was brilliantly fabricated. It was a perfect blend of detailed technicality and lucid comprehension. It was an enriching and fulf…Continue Reading
Erin Ronayne Hinson, Automation Engineering Manager, Illumina
I really appreciated how broad the examples were and the focus on practical activities and information that was broadly relevant outside of the class…Continue Reading
Ricky A. Daniels, Senior Assistant Program Manager, Systems Engineering, US Navy
The exercises and supporting documentation helped to reinforce the information covered in the videos. It was nice to hear real-life examples and to b…Continue Reading
Siddharth Kshirsagar, System Performance Engineer, Cummins Inc
Architecture and Systems Engineering Professional Certificate has motivated me about the need of system engineering in our daily work life. No matter…Continue Reading
Michael UY, Senior Principal Engineer, Northrup Grumman
It was a great program with many tangible working tools that were immediately applicable to projects I had going on during my time in the certificate…Continue Reading
Neena Rajan, Engineering Project Manager, Siemens - Healthcare
If I had to borrow one quote to summarize what I gained from this course, it would be the quote by Lou Holtz: "It's not the load that breaks you down…Continue Reading
Ron Aditya, Spacecraft GNC Engineer, Lockheed Martin
This program has helped me develop the system level perspective necessary to decompose complex system architecture problems and solve them in ways th…Continue Reading
Martin Ryschka, Production Manager, Allgaier de Puebla, Mexico
During my time studying for the MBSE course, I realized that the architecture of models begins where the engineering part ends.
Jorge Samayoa, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Georg Fischer Signet LLC
I believe [my new knowledge] will increase our ability to assure and deliver quality to our customers, streamline our development process and improve…Continue Reading
Lori Strange, Program Manager, BAE Systems
I can definitely say that I have learned more about Systems Engineering, decomposing a system, architectural frameworks, and roles of the System Arch…Continue Reading
Nick Luther, Staff Engineer, Plexus Corp
This course provides a structured way of thinking which I can apply to frame architectural and other critical decisions.
Michael Richey, Chief Learning Scientist, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
The certificate [program] blends industry and academic expertise and represents a scalable solution for employers.
Clayton Smith, Aerodynamicist, General Atomics
I had high expectations and they were adequately met! The content was just what I'd hoped.
Barry O'Reilly, Founder, Black Tulip Technology
I loved the course, even if it was intimidating to study with so many “real engineers”. I’m using what I learned to change the way we do architecture…Continue Reading
Jordan Tuzsuzov, Chief Engineer, Visteon Corporation
How to think holistically for the system, to design, model, compose and decompose it - this is what I have learned with MIT's "Architecture and Syste…Continue Reading
MIT FACULTY AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Edward F. Crawley
Ford Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Bruce G. Cameron
Director of the System Architecture Lab, MIT
Olivier L. de Weck
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering Systems, MIT, Editor-in-Chief of Systems Engineering, INCOSE Fellow
Professor, Technion and MIT
General Motors LGO Professor of Management Science, MIT
COURSES IN THIS PROGRAM
To earn a Professional Certificate, you must complete the four courses in the program. For those who do not want to commit to the full program, courses can be taken on an individual basis. Savings apply when enrolling into the full program.
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