16.842 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

Class Info

General introduction to systems engineering for aerospace and more general electro-mechanical-cyber systems. Built on the V-model as well as an agile approach. Topics include stakeholder analysis, requirements definition, system architecture and concept generation, trade-space exploration and concept selection, design definition and optimization, system integration and interface management, system safety, verification and validation, and commissioning and operations. Discusses the trade-offs between performance, life-cycle cost and system operability. Readings based on systems engineering standards. Individual homework assignments apply concepts from class. Prepares students for the systems field exam in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

This class has no prerequisites.

16.842 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by E. F. Crawley.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays in 33-218.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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