Systems Engineering Principles and Practice / Edition 1

Systems Engineering Principles and Practice / Edition 1

by Alexander Kossiakoff, William N. Sweet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471234435

ISBN-13: 9780471234432

Pub. Date: 11/18/2002

Publisher: Wiley

A unique interdisciplinary guide to the engineering of complex systems

Systems Engineering Principles and Practice is designed to help readers learn to think like systems engineers, to integrate user needs, technological opportunities, financial and schedule constraints, and the capabilities and ambitions of the engineering specialists who have to build the system.

Overview

A unique interdisciplinary guide to the engineering of complex systems

Systems Engineering Principles and Practice is designed to help readers learn to think like systems engineers, to integrate user needs, technological opportunities, financial and schedule constraints, and the capabilities and ambitions of the engineering specialists who have to build the system. The book devotes particular attention to knowledge, skills, mindset, and leadership qualities needed to be successful professionals in the field.

This book is an outgrowth of the Johns Hopkins University Master of Science Program in Engineering, developed to meet an urgent and expanding need for skilled systems engineering in industry and government. The authors, who have sixty years of collective experience in this field, were part of the curriculum design team as well as members of the initial faculty. The book is used to support four core courses in the curriculum, and has been exhaustively classroom tested.

Systems Engineering Principles and Practice:

  • Provides an excellent, pedagogically sound, entry-level approach to the subject
  • Defines the breadth and depth of knowledge required by systems engineers
  • Describes tools and techniques essential for development of complex systems
  • Includes applied practical problems in every chapter to aid understanding

This very readable book is an excellent resource for engineers, scientists, and project managers involved with systems engineering, as well as a useful textbook for short courses offered through industry seminars.


About the Author:
ALEXANDER KOSSIAKOFF is a former director and current Chief Scientistof Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Program Chair of the MS program in Systems Engineering and Technical Management at GWC Whiting School of Engineering.
WILLIAM N. SWEET, now retired, was Associate Department Head of the Fleet Systems Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471234432
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/18/2002
Series:
Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management Series, #27
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
System Engineering and the World of Modern Systems: Systems and the Systems Engineering Professional
Structure of Complex Systems: System Building Blocks and Interfaces
The System Development Process: Systems Engineering Through the System Life Cycle
Systems Engineering Management--Managing System Development and Risks
Needs Analysis--Originating a New System
Concept Exploration--Developing the System Requirements
Concept Definition--Selecting the System Concept
Advanced Development--Reducing Program Risks
Engineering Design--Implementing the System Building Blocks
Integration and Evaluation--Integrating, Testing and Evaluating the Total System
Production--Systems Engineering in the Factory
Operation and Support--Maintaining and Upgrading the System
Software Systems Engineering--Coping with Complexity and Abstraction
Systems Engineering Decision Tools--Modeling, Simulation, and Trade-Off Analysis

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