Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering
is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles. Issues such as requirements engineering, reliability, logistics, coordination of different teams, testing and evaluation, maintainability and many other disciplines necessary for successful system development, design, implementation, operation, sustainment and ultimate decommission have become much more difficult since we are now dealing with large or complex programs. Systems Engineering deals with work processes, optimization methods, and risk management tools to make such programs more effective and efficient. It overlaps technical and human-centered disciplines such as control engineering, industrial engineering, software engineering, organizational studies, and program management. Systems Engineering ensures that all likely aspects of a program or system are considered and integrated into a whole.
Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering started from the need to identify and manipulate the properties of a system as a whole, which in complex engineering programs differs greatly from the sum of the parts properties, which exponentially increases the likelihood of component friction and therefore significantly increases the unreliability of the design. All Systems Engineering processes are discovery processes that are quite unlike manufacturing processes. A manufacturing process is focused on repetitive activities that achieve high quality outputs with minimum cost and time. A Systems Engineering process begins by discovering the real problems that need to be resolved and identifying the most likely or highest impact failures that can occur - systems engineering involves finding elegant solutions to these problems.