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SYST 489: Senior Seminar

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Introduces several important topics in systems engineering, providing additional experience in writing and giving presentations, and obtaining feedback on curriculum for BS in systems engineering. Several lectures devoted to ethics; writing and making presentations also covered. Students attend technical lectures and write paper. Students are required to a write long paper on new technology. Instructor and guest lecturers present material not part of required course load to expand horizons. Examples are "knowledge-based" design, enterprise-wide reengineering, electronic commerce, and optimization by "natural analogy" (simulated annealing, neural networks, genetic algorithms). In addition, students work in teams to critique and redesign curriculum. Each group delivers written product, and provides at least one briefing to class. Best critique and redesign presented to faculty.

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Limited to 2 Attempts


Introduces several important topics in systems engineering, providing additional experience in writing and giving presentations, and obtaining feedback on curriculum for BS in systems engineering. Several lectures devoted to ethics; writing and making presentations also covered. Students attend technical lectures and write paper. Students also required to write long paper on new technology. Instructor and guest lecturers present material not part of required course load to expand horizons. Examples are "knowledge-based" design, enterprise-wide reengineering, electronic commerce, and optimization by "natural analogy" (simulated annealing, neural networks, genetic algorithms). In addition, students work in teams to critique and redesign curriculum. Each group delivers written product, and provides at least one briefing to class. Best critique and redesign presented to faculty.

When Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): SYST 490

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

Credits: 3

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