MEM 490: Systems Engineering and Architecture

Quarter Offered

Spring ; J. Peterson


This course addresses the topics of systems engineering and architecture as technical disciplines. The scope of each is explored, and the tools and techniques of each are discussed, detailed, and then used to examine practical problems. The course identifies methods for thinking about large, complex problems as an integrated whole, capturing the problem and documenting it systematically; then decomposing the problem into smaller units that can be designed, built, and integrated to achieve the desired result. Common sources of requirements are discussed along with a breakdown of the types of requirements that are often needed. Tools for storing and searching requirements are explored. Common architectural problem areas are then covered, and techniques for breaking down systems into components are discussed.

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