The Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals is focused on graduate education for the working professional. Admissions criteria requires work experience in order to understand the systems concepts and to put into practice the skills learned right away.
Staś Tarchalski has taught in the Systems Engineering and Technical Management programs at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals for more than five years.
He currently teaches Introduction to Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, and Introduction to Project Management. He is also leading the development of the capstone course, Executive Technical Leadership.
Systems engineering principles are necessary for the test and evaluation your system elements and, ultimately, the verification and validation of the total system. Test requirements, selection of critical test parameters, analysis of test results, and determination of remedial action in the event of discrepancies are all systems engineering functions.
The operations and support phase of the system's life cycle is the time during which the products of the system development and production phases perform the operational functions for which they were designed. The tasks of systems engineering are completed when the user needs are fully met. In practice, the operation of modern complex systems is never without incident.
Recently, the National Academy of Engineering conducted a study with prominent engineers and scientists and identified the world's greatest engineering challenges.
They serve as inspirations and guideposts for areas where future complex systems will need to be developed.
Practicing systems engineers must be able to learn and adapt in an environment of dynamic and constantly changing challenges. Being a lifelong learner is a critical skill for a systems engineer in a world in which technical knowledge is doubling at a rate that is difficult to measure.
In the development of complex systems, systems engineers focus on identifying, minimizing, optimizing, and managing the interfaces between the subsystems. This concept, introduced more than fifty years ago by Alexander Kossiakoff, provides the opportunity to divide the functions and hence, the components of a system, in a manner that allows effective interactions.
Peter Jacobus has taught students at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals for the past three years, averaging four courses per year. He has taught Management of Systems Projects with several industry organizations in the partnership program spread across Arizona, California, Maryland, and Indiana. His classes have involved a mix of distance, online, and live learning.
For international students interested in our courses, the Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals is available asynchronously and globally online.
International students will:
The Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals provides numerous written and oral communications opportunities. Students develop the confidence to stand in front of a critical audience to inform, convince, or inspire.
There are group project presentations in each course. The final capstone oral presentation requires students to describe their systems design work under the pressure of graduation success on the line.