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.
Congratulations to all of our Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Systems Engineering graduates! Commencement is the time for well-deserved celebrations having completed an extremely challenging program at Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, the division of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering that administers part-time graduate programs, has announced the launch of a new master's degree in engineering management.
Engineers with expert technical skills will eventually face a point in their careers when leadership positions begin knocking, said Joseph Suter, chair of the Engineering Management program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals.
Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, which administers part-time graduate studies for the university's Whiting School of Engineering, has launched a new master's degree program in space systems engineering.
We know firsthand what skills are required to pursue management and technical leadership roles in the space systems industry, said Joseph Suter, chair of the new part-time Space Systems Engineering program.
The fourth student learning outcome in the Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals states that graduates of our program will be able to,
Exercise their responsibilities in the management of cost-effective systems product development by leading and participating in interdisciplinary teams.