Society, science and technology

5. Systems, models, systems engineering

Topics for discussion

  1. Give examples of different systems and try to classify them
  2. Give examples of positive and negative feedbacks and characterize their influence on system behaviour
  3. What are the goals of systems engineering?
  4. List phases of the system life cycle. Characterize risks and costs in various phases.
  5. What are the advantages and limitations of models?
  6. How you would characterize risk? How can be risk managed?
  7. What are differences between systems engineering and project management?
  8. Give examples of technical systems and try to apply the elements of systems engineering to the system.

Created by: Jiri Vacek

Last change: Nov 10, 2008