Quantitative Methods in Systems Engineering
Course 4 of 4 in Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems
- START DATE February 10, 2020
- TIME COMMITMENT 4-6 hours per week
- DURATION 4 weeks
- FORMAT Online
- PRICE $949
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to determine when, where, and how to employ quantitative methods in systems engineering. View the week by week schedule here.
- Define the criteria and decisions to be answered with quantitative analysis.
- Evaluate concept alternatives in order to recommend a preferred alternative.
- Identify the multiple key cost and benefit criteria that frame a system decision opportunity.
- Construct a value hierarchy for a stakeholder/beneficiary/decision-maker to inform system design decisions.
- Articulate the core concepts of value based thinking.
- Choose the relevant axes and representations for a tradespace.
- Interpret the results of a tradespace and identify the fuzzy Pareto front in a tradespace.
- Perform a sensitivity analysis.
- Critique a decision analysis model by identifying sources of uncertainty and variation.
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
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During my time studying for the MBSE course, I realized that the architecture of models begins where the engineering part ends.
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MIT FACULTY AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Bruce G. Cameron
Director of the System Architecture Lab, MIT
Director, Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative, MIT
Research Scientist, MIT Socio-technical Systems Research Center Co-Founder, MIT Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative (SEARI)
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