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Systems Architecting and Engineering (SAE)
- To be enrolled in an off-campus course, you MUST also enroll in the Distance Education Network (DEN). For more information, call (213) 740-4488 or go to den.usc.edu. DEN courses are indicated by a location of DEN@Viterbi D class assignments for graduate students are available online at:
Explores broad issues and mitigation measures involved in the analysis and design of complex, uncertain, interacting infrastructure systems needing to be resilient and sustainable.
|32325R||048||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 1||Edward Maby,|
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|32335D||034||Lecture||TBA||TBA||33 of 40||Edward Maby,|
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|32336D||034||Discussion||11:00-12:20pm||Mon, Wed||32 of 40||Edward Maby,|
Integration of engineering problem solving methodologies based on systems concepts. Application to complex, large scale technical systems and problems faced by engineering managers. Case studies.
|32301D||034||Lecture||6:30-9:10pm||Thursday||24 of 30||Ken Cureton,Michael Sievers||DEN@Viterbi||PDF (321669 KB)|
Probability theory in systems engineering: test design and performance, reliability and maintainability, quantitative decision models. Constraint theory to manage and de-conflict complex requirements. Complexity theory.
- Prerequisite: SAE 541
|32312D||034||Lecture||6:40-9:20pm||Tuesday||16 of 20||Phan Phan||DEN@Viterbi||PDF (214096 KB)|
|32342R||048||Lecture||6:40-9:20pm||Tuesday||0 of 1||Phan Phan||OHE114|
Essentials of systems and system-of-systems integration from the perspectives of business, programs, and technology. Process, Legacy, and Systems-of-Systems Integration. Verification and Validation methods. Case studies. Recommended preparation: Bachelor's degree in engineering or physical sciences.
|32315D||034||Lecture||6:40-9:20pm||Wednesday||25 of 30||Michael Sievers||DEN@Viterbi|
|32348R||048||Lecture||6:40-9:20pm||Wednesday||0 of 1||Michael Sievers||OHE114|
Introduction to systems architecture in aerospace, electrical, computer, and manufacturing systems emphasizing the conceptual and acceptance phases and using heuristics.
|32319D||034||Lecture||3:30-6:10pm||Monday||34 of 38||Robert Minnichelli||DEN@Viterbi||PDF (191426 KB)|
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|Robert Minnichelli||OHE120||PDF (191426 KB)|
Analysis of risks inherent in managing high-tech/high-cost government-funded engineering programs; tools and techniques for coping with the impacts of politically-driven budgets on the engineering design process. Recommended preparation: 2 years of work experience.
Study of lean principles and practices as applied to various industries.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the ISE department but may qualify for major credit in SAE. To register, enroll in ISE 506.
|31522D||048||Lecture||5:10-7:50pm||Friday||1 of 30||Theodore Mayeshiba||OHE120||PDF (253292 KB)|
|31722D||034||Lecture||5:10-7:50pm||Friday||11 of 18||Theodore Mayeshiba||DEN@Viterbi||PDF (253292 KB)|
Impact of economic factors for systems architects and engineers, tools for understanding these factors, fundamental quantitative analysis of cash flow, life-cost estimating for systems and software engineering.
|32330D||034||Lecture||6:40-9:20pm||Monday||20 of 25||Ken Cureton||DEN@Viterbi||PDF (388136 KB)|
This project-oriented course elaborates on the process of engaging creative thought, tools and techniques for invention, and issues involved in bringing inventions to the production phase.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the CE department but may qualify for major credit in SAE. To register, enroll in CE 576.
|29830R||048||Lecture||6:30-9:10pm||Thursday||15 of 20||Berok Khoshnevis||GFS216||PDF (725210 KB)|
Research leading to the master's degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
|32390D||048||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 5||Azad Madni||OFFICE|
Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.
|32391D||048||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 5||Azad Madni||OFFICE|