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Professors E.L. Murphree, Jr., H. Eisner, S. Sarkani, T.A. Mazzuchi (Chair), J.P. Deason, J.R. van Dorp

Associate Professors M.R. Duffey, H. Abeledo, J.A. Barbera, G.L. Shaw, J.J. Ryan

Assistant Professors J.R. Santos, R.A. Francis, Z. Szajnfarber, E. Gralla

Professorial Lecturers J.W. Harris, Jr., D. Gallay, M. Scullin, K. Robertory, C. Mirchandani, R. Lieberman

See the School of Engineering and Applied Science for the programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science with a major in systems engineering and Bachelor of Arts with a major in applied science and technology.

The green leaf indicates that the course addresses environmental, social or economic sustainability.
1001 Introduction to Systems Analysis (1) Mazzuchi and Staff
  A survey of several aspects of systems analysis, including methodologies such as linear programming, network models, probability, and queuing theory, with applications to resource allocation, decision making, and statistical analysis. Spreadsheet and laboratory exercises and projects. (Fall)
2705 Mathematics in Operations Research (3) Abeledo and Staff
  Mathematical foundations of optimization theory; linear algebra, advanced calculus, convexity theory. Geometrical interpretations and use of software. Prerequisite: Math 2233. (Spring)
2801 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (3) Duffey
  General introduction to systems engineering processes applied to designing, building, and operating complex engineering systems. Case studies and methodologies used for government and industry projects.
3701 Operations Research Methods (3) Abeledo and Staff
  Deterministic and stochastic methods. Optimization algorithms: Simplex method, Branch and Bound, combinatorial algorithms, heuristic methods. Optimization theory: convexity, duality, sensitivity analysis. Stochastic optimization: marginal analysis, Markov chains, Markov decision processes. Prerequisite: ApSc 3115 and EMSE 2705, or permission of instructor. (Spring)
3740 Systems Thinking and Policy Modeling I (3) Santos and Staff
  Introduction to systems thinking and the system dynamics approach to policy analysis, with applications to business management and public policy. Causal-loop and stock and flow models of business growth, technology adoption, and marketing. Use of role-based games to explain key principles of systems. Use of simulation software to model problems and case studies. (Fall)
3760 Discrete Systems Simulation (3) van Dorp and Staff
  Simulation of discrete stochastic models. Simulation languages. Random-number/random-variate generation. Statistical design and analysis of experiments, terminating/nonterminating simulations; comparison of system designs. Input distributions, variance reduction, validation of models. Prerequisite: ApSc 3115; CSci 1121, 1041, or 1111; or permission of instructor. (Spring)
3815 Requirements Analysis and Elicitation (3) Santos and Staff
  The process of translating and decomposing systems engineering objectives into measurable and tractable requirements. How requirements analysis supports general processes and standards through elicitation methods, requirements decomposition, traceability matrices, and systems requirements specifications. (Fall and spring)
3850 Quantitative Models in Systems Engineering (3) Abeledo and Staff
  Quantitative modeling techniques and their application to decision making in systems engineering. Linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization models. Stochastic models: inventory control, queuing systems, and regression analysis. Elements of Monte Carlo and discrete event system simulation. Prerequisite: ApSc 3115. (Fall)
3855 Critical Infrastructure Systems (3) Francis
  A survey of major topics in engineered infrastructure systems, such as asset management, environmental impact analysis, input–output life cycle analysis and inoperability modeling, infrastructure risk and reliability analysis, resilience and resistance to natural hazards or service disruptions, and development of infrastructure sustainability metrics. (Spring)
4191 Systems Engineering Senior Project (3) Duffey, Mazzuchi, and Staff
  Field experience in systems engineering on a team basis. Each small group confronts an actual problem and formulates a solution using systems engineering methods and models. Oral and written reports. Prerequisite or corequisite: EMSE 4710, 4765, 3760, 4755. (Spring)
4197 Special Topics (1-3) Staff
  May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs.
4198 Research (1 to 3) Staff
  Applied research and experimentation projects, as arranged. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. (Fall and spring)
4410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics (3) Duffey and Staff

Survey of material relevant to financial decision-making for engineering activity. Includes traditional engineering economy topics; fundamentals of accounting; and financial planning, budgeting, and estimating applicable to the management of technical organizations. (Fall, spring, and summer)
4710 Applied Optimization Modeling (3) Abeledo and Staff
  Analysis of linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization models of decision problems that arise in industry, business, and government. Modeling techniques and applications; use of optimization software to solve models. Prerequisite: EMSE 3850 or permission of instructor. (Fall)
4755 Quality Control and Acceptance Sampling (3) Mazzuchi, Francis, and Staff
  Statistical approaches to quality assurance. Single and multivariate control charts, acceptance sampling by attributes and variables, process capability and design of experiments. Prerequisite: ApSc 3115 or permission of instructor. (Spring)
4765 Data Analysis for Engineers and Scientists (3) Mazzuchi, van Dorp
  Design of experiments and data collection. Regression, correlation, and prediction. Multivariate analysis, data pooling, and data compression. Model validation. Prerequisite: ApSc 3115. (Fall and spring)

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