This course introduces students to the profession of systems engineering and
the curriculum for a B.S. in Systems Engineering at GeorgeMasonUniversity.
The students will be introduced to large and small systems and asked to
understand these systems through the provision of some hands-on experiences.
Key concepts will include the understanding of the requirements for a system
and the translation of system-level requirements to component-level
requirements. Several different kinds of example systems will be presented and
discussed, specifically, what objectives of the system are, the system's major
components, how the system works, and what some of the major design issues are.
Students working in groups will design, develop and test a system, and prepare
a written report on the development and performance of the system.The students will also give an oral
presentation to the class on the system they developed.