EC4010 Principles of Systems Engineering

An introduction to systems engineering concepts and methods for the design and integration of complex defense systems, with emphasis on electrical engineering applications. Familiarity with the systems engineering process is developed through case studies of representative defense systems and a group design project which includes determination of system requirements from mission needs and operational requirements. Digital simulation models, including those in current use by DoD, are used to determine engineering and performance trade-offs.


Four quarters in an NPS engineering curriculum or equivalent

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  • As Required