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Applied System Design and Decision-Making

Systems engineers are responsible for gathering information and making decisions based on that complex, and often ambiguous, information. In this course, you will learn to master trade studies - the identification of alternatives and application of decision-making methodology. You will learn to balance performance, schedule, cost and risk variables. Simple and complex applications are presented along with case examples of problems often encountered with trade studies in the field. Examples of simulations and graphical presentation techniques are presented to support the trade study process.

Topics Include:
  • Single and multi-variable trades
  • Evaluating alternatives
  • Models, attributes and weights
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Trade study objectives
  • Risk management

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.

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