Systems Engineering Principles and Practice, Second Edition

  • 10h 32m
  • Alexander Kossiakoff, Samuel J. Seymour, Steven M. Biemer, William N. Sweet
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2011

Systems Engineering Principles and Practice is a national standard textbook for the study of traditional systems engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It addresses the need for an introductory overview, first-text for the development and acquisition of complex technical systems. The material is well organized, readable and fundamental to learning how to think like a systems engineer and carry out best practices in the field. Since systems engineering is still developing as a discipline, there have been new concepts and practices that have entered the field since the text was published in 2003. As an increasing number of students have used the text, topics have been discovered that would benefit from expansion, integration and clarification.

The proposed second edition will be developed by colleagues of the original authors to upgrade this unique interdisciplinary guide to systems engineering to maintain relevance and currency in this rapidly changing and demanding field.

About the Authors

Alexander Kossiakoff (deceased) was a director and chief scientist of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, as well as program chair of the MS program in systems engineering and technical management at JHU Whiting School of Engineering.

William N. Sweet, now retired, was associate department head of the Fleet Systems Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Samuel J. Seymour is the systems engineering vice chair at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He served under Professor Kossiakoff for more than twenty-five years.

Steven M. Biemer is an instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He assisted Professor Kossiakoff in developing the first edition of this book.

In this Book

  • Systems Engineering and the World of Modern Systems
  • Systems Engineering Landscape
  • Structure of Complex Systems
  • The System Development Process
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Needs Analysis
  • Concept Exploration
  • Concept Definition
  • Decision Analysis and Support
  • Advanced Development
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Integration and Evaluation
  • Production
  • Operations and Support