Writing Good Requirements: Checklists
January 1, 2014

Requirements definitions are the key to success in the design and development of any complex system.

The systems engineer needs to carefully elicit requirements from users and stakeholders to ensure the product will meet their needs.

The following provides a checklist to guide the collection and documentation of good systems requirements. It has been derived and reproduced with permission from the Requirements Experts.

Delving into the Capstone Project
January 1, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Systems Engineering program started the capstone project at the beginning of the program nearly two decades ago to provide a challenging opportunity for the student to think like a systems engineer.

Dr. Dave Flanigan Shares Systems Engineering Experience with Students
January 1, 2014

Dave Flanigan has taught systems engineering courses for Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals in many capacities including on-site courses (i.e., Laurel and Southern Maryland), online courses, and through our partnership programs with industry in Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Arizona, and Colorado.

He serves as an instructor who averages five courses a year, in addition to mentoring students in the systems engineering capstone project. He also serves as a student advisor.

Systems Risk Management
January 1, 2014

In every systems engineering course at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, risk is an important topic.

The development of a new complex system by its nature requires acquiring knowledge about advanced but not fully developed devices and processes so as to wisely guide the system design to a product that performs its intended mission reliably and at an affordable cost.

Dr. Stephen Welby Delivers Keynote at INCOSE Symposium
January 1, 2014

Our systems engineering master's degree graduates have the technical depth, breadth, and leadership skills to solve tomorrow's greatest challenges today.

Where Does EP Fall Within Johns Hopkins University?
January 1, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Systems Engineering program resides within the Whiting School of Engineering of Johns Hopkins University.

JHU Systems Engineering Team Supports INCOSE Symposium
December 1, 2013

The JHU systems engineering team had a strong presence at the INCOSE International Symposium. As a bronze sponsor, Johns Hopkins University recognizes the importance of professional volunteer activities for the Whiting School of Engineering and its students.

INCOSE (i.e., the International Council on Systems Engineering) is the professional organization that many JHU graduates join.

Modeling and Simulation Focus Area
December 1, 2013

One of the most important enablers of systems engineering is the use of models and simulations to help elicit system requirements, support the analysis of alternatives, estimate and optimize cost and schedule, predict system performance, and improve systems processes.

Some expect that the traditional systems engineering approach will evolve into a wholly modeling and simulation (M&S) environment.

Let's KISS. What Is All This Systems Stuff?
December 1, 2013

Programs, publications, and professionals use terms like systems thinking, systems science, systems engineering, and even engineering systems. What are they talking about?

Whether you are a student, scientist, engineer, or a normal person it would be nice to know when you hear about systems topics that you have an easy way to understand and compare them. Here you go: (over simplified to be sure)

Systems Thinking

JHU Systems Institute Developing Curricula for Advanced Degrees
December 1, 2013

The Systems Institute is an interdisciplinary research initiative, focused initially on engineering systems of national importance, including medicine, health care delivery, network-enabled systems, information security, national and civil infrastructure, and education. New educational opportunities are being developed…

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