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.
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.
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.
Our systems engineering master's degree graduates have the technical depth, breadth, and leadership skills to solve tomorrow's greatest challenges today.
The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Systems Engineering program resides within the Whiting School of Engineering of Johns Hopkins University.
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.
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.
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)
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…
David Brown has been the stalwart foundation of the JHU systems engineering program at the HEAT Center, which is located near the Army Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland.
His breadth of knowledge of the field, extensive professional experience in the application of systems engineering in systems development, and dedication to the success of his students and the systems engineering program led to his receiving the JHU Excellence in Teaching Award.