IDS.900 Doctoral Seminar in Engineering Systems examines the core theory and contextual applications of the emerging field of Engineering Systems.
There is a focus on doctoral–level analysis of scholarship on key concepts such as complexity, uncertainty, fragility, and robustness, as well as a critical look at the historical roots of the field and related areas such as systems engineering, systems dynamics, agent modeling, and systems simulations. Contextual applications of the course range from aerospace to technology implementation to regulatory systems to large–scale systems change. Special attention is given to the interdependence of social and technical dimensions of engineering systems.
- Present and future Unlimited
- How do we know what we know Unlimited
- Modeling paradigms in engineering systems Unlimited
- System and enterprise architecture Unlimited
- Uncertainty and its analysis in engineering systems Unlimited
- Complexity in socio–technical systems Unlimited
- Complexity and urban systems Unlimited
- Network analysis in socio–technical systems Unlimited
- Poverty as a problem in complex systems (and empirical study) Unlimited
- Human dynamics and cognitive science in engineering systems Unlimited
- Sustainability and engineering systems Unlimited
- Engineering design and design of complex socio–technical systems Unlimited
- Policy design/course wrap–up Unlimited
About the instructor