This course deals with understanding the higher-level behavior and issues that emerge from interaction between components in complex socio-technical systems. The course emphasizes system thinking, dynamic cause and effect relationships, and the higher-level emergent behavior that results from the interaction of many smaller effects that are individually well understood, but more difficult to grasp at a higher level.
Systems dynamics deals with understanding the higher-level behavior and issues that emerge in complex socio-technical systems. Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
• Solve a spectrum of problems that arise when designing complex engineering systems by applying system dynamic principles and tools
• Develop/Improve their systems-thinking skills
• Model and extract important emergent dynamic behavior from interactions between sub-components of a complex engineering system
• Use objective and practical skills grounded in engineering to deal with the typical hurdles that mature engineering system organizations deal with
This course can be applied toward:
ENGR 501/ECE 501 (Foundations of Systems Engineering) or concurrent registration. Credit not allowed for both SYSE 532 and ECE 532.
Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM (2000)
John D. Sterman