What is systems engineering?

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Abstract

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary process that ensures that the customers` needs are satisfied throughout a system`s entire life cycle. This process includes: understanding customer needs; stating the problem; specifying requirements; defining performance and cost measures, prescribing tests, validating requirements, conducting design reviews, exploring alternative concepts, sensitivity analyses, functional decomposition, system design, designing and managing interfaces, system integration, total system test, configuration management, risk management, reliability analysis; total quality management; project management; and documentation. Material for this paper was gathered from senior Systems Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories.

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  • 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES
  • 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MA
  • DESIGN
  • ENGINEERING
  • MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS
  • PLANNING
  • RISK ASSESSMENT

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  • A T [comp.] [Arizona Univ. (United States). Systems and Industrial Engineering] Bahill

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