Systems Engineering Education for Inexperienced Students by Providing Hand-on Practices
Education Journal
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 64-71
Received: Apr. 3, 2013; Published: May 2, 2013
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Keiko Shimazu, Center of Education and Research of Symbiotic, Safe and Secure System Design, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Yoshiaki Ohkami, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
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Abstract
We developed a new hands-on type course for systems engineering. This is one of the courses at Keio Univer-sity, Graduate school of System Design Management. The goal of the course is to provide the students with systems engi-neering methods proposed by INCOSE, one of the major organizations in the field. We report the effects of the course in this paper. There are two major contributions of the proposed course. The first is that we accept as many students from departments of social science as students from science and engineering. The second is that the course focuses on requirements development rather than on a certain technique or technology. These have not been realized in any of the previous engineering courses worldwide. We analyzed the effects of the course on the students and found out that the course helped them understand systems engineering in a short amount of time. Our students tried to make systems concept, architecture and design, and procured all items for implementing their systems, in order to solve the customer’s demand; they want to maneuver an automatic cleaning machine from remote locations, even they are on their business trip.
Keywords
Systems Engineering; Education; Hand-on Exercise; Cleaning Robot
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Keiko Shimazu, Yoshiaki Ohkami, Systems Engineering Education for Inexperienced Students by Providing Hand-on Practices, Education Journal. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 64-71. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20130203.11
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