This course emphasizes the impact on society of recent technological advances on new products, processes, and needs in systems engineering. The roles of the technical manager, program manager, and especially the systems engineer in these rapidly-evolving technologies are addressed as well. Subject areas and lecture content tracks current topics of interest, including but not limited to, trends and developments in hypersonics, artificial intelligent, nanotechnology, robotics, and genetic engineering. Advanced technologies in application areas such as transportation, space, manufacturing, and biotechnology are also discussed. This course also includes a discussion on the ethics of lethal autonomous weapons. Students are encouraged to explore new technology areas and share information with each other. Students’ mastery of concepts culminates in a term paper on a new or emerging technology area as it relates to systems engineering.
EN.645.768 System Design and Integration
Systems Engineering Advanced Technology
01/25/2024 - 05/02/2024
Thur 5:30 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.