Aug 22 2019
Systems engineering is an integration activity which is difficult to teach by conventional means alone. Education and training efforts should be support with computer-based courseware to augment textbooks, technical articles, case studies, and other written materials. The purpose of this paper is twofold: to describe the approach adopted at Virginia Tech in the instruction of systems engineering courses and to describe the development and utilization of computer-based courseware in these courses. While this courseware is applicable in teaching systems engineering generally, three academic courses and their continuing education counterparts will be featured as examples. These courses are: The Systems Engineering Process, Logistics Engineering, and Economic Evaluation of Projects.