Global Integrated Systems Engineering II (IND E 595)

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This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Global Integrated Systems Engineering.

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About this Course


This course is a continuation of the topics covered in Global Integrated Systems Engineering I, with the addition of a one-session seminar on cross-cultural communications.

Topics covered over the two quarters include:

  • Systems Engineering: systems analysis and process models, system architecture, trade studies, requirements analysis, functional analysis
  • Project Management: project initiation and selection, planning and work breakdown structure, launching a project, monitoring and controlling, risk and uncertainty
  • Finance: time-value of money, discounted cash flows, net present value criteria, capital investment decisions, risk and return analysis, real options
  • Supply Chain: definition and scope, logistics, understanding risks, inventory and distribution, supply chain leadership

In addition to the above topics, the Developing a Global Perspective seminar explores the international knowledge and cross-cultural communication skills that engineers need to thrive in a global, interconnected world.