ERIC Number: ED125873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Trade Studies, an Important Component of Systems Engineering.
Jankowski, F. J.
This paper describes ideas initiated as a step toward reaching a better understanding of the design process, the factors affecting engineering design, and how the engineering design process might be beneficially influenced. The starting point for the effort was a consideration of: (1) the recent historical development of Systems Engineering, and (2) the uniqueness of Systems Engineering. The idea of trade studies is emphasized as part of the Design Process. The skills and capabilities necessary for such are enumerated and described. A survey summarizes the engineering curriculum requirements of 70 programs at 20 universities. It was shown that trade studies are consciously or intuitively used at all levels and in all fields of engineering. The uniqueness of Systems Engineering is stated to be based on methodology rather than science, industrial need, or devices. A proposed non-credit course is briefly described. (EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, June 16-19, 1975); Contains some broken type