While many excellent academic texts on systems engineering are available, a current and practical resource that is very useful for students, researchers, and practitioners exists at the SEBok Wiki.
Systems engineering and program management are both required for successful product development. Management of Systems Projects (645.467) is one of the foundational courses for the Systems Engineering program. You may ask yourself,
Why is a project management course a mandatory course in a systems engineering program? The answer is simple: the success of complex technical projects relies on an integrated approach of project management and systems engineering.
Steve Biemer has been a systems engineering instructor for Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals since the program's inception, and has experienced (and in some cases, pioneered) every instructional method offered by the program: online, face-to-face, distance, and partnerships.
Systems engineers need to be good leaders and have good technical skills.
Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with the INCOSE foundation, recently announced that Thuc Tran has received this year's Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship Award.
Systems Context Diagrams are a fundamental early product that systems engineers need to develop to get the program started off right.
Systems Architecting is a very popular course in the Systems Engineering program that essentially outlines a process for managing complexity.
Systems architecting shows how a system fits in its surroundings, how it is to be used, and how the system is to be constructed. It is an interdisciplinary means to define the structure of an envisioned system by identifying the system parts or elements, and describing the interaction among the elements.
Charles (Chuck) Fidler has been an instructor and student advisor at the Johns Hopkins University Crystal City campus since he graduated from the MSSE program in 2005.
Chuck has taught nearly every systems engineering course offered at Crystal City, Virginia, typically teaching four classes a year as well as mentoring students in the systems capstone project.
The quality of any program is directly related to the experience, knowledge, and dedication of its faculty.
The Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals has a well-established reputation for the highest quality education for working professionals.
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.