49004 Systems Engineering for Managers6cp; on campus; availability: all courses (core for MEM)
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Systems engineering is generally defined as an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on the design and management of complex systems over their life cycles. This subject introduces the basic concepts of complex systems theory and systems thinking. In particular, it focuses on the fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge required to analyse or design and manage complex adaptive systems - like power grids, communication and transport networks, computing webs, megaprojects, ecosystems, climate and economy - that evolve and adapt over time. In delivering a sustainability-centred project, students use diverse quantitative and qualitative approaches and tools to understand and address the complexity that has always been part of natural systems and has become inherent in modern human-made systems.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
This subject is also available in Hong Kong and Shanghai to offshore students only.
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