Teaching systems engineering to undergraduates; Experiences and considerations

Gerrit Muller, Gerrit Maarten Bonnema

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Undergraduates need a teaching style that fits their limited experience. Especially in systems engineering this is an issue, since systems engineering connects to so many different stakeholders with so many different concerns while the students have experienced only thus far only a few of these concerns and met only few stakeholders. Students need to become aware of the inherent ambiguities, uncertainties, and unknowns in the systems world, in contrast to the focused world of mono-disciplinary engineering. There is a difference between the more traditional engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, etc.) and the upcoming and broader disciplines like industrial design engineering and systems engineering itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Annual INCOSE International Symposium
EditorsR. Adcock, R. LeBlanc, P. Scott, K. Johnson, W. Sobkiw
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia
PublisherInternational Council on Systems Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2013
Event23rd Annual INCOSE International Symposium - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
Conference number: 23rd

Publication series



Conference23rd Annual INCOSE International Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Other2013-06-24 - 2013-06-27


  • IR-87015
  • METIS-297291

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