System theory and its relationship to aviation/ aerospace systems management are stressed. The course explores a brief history of system theory and system life cycle, and presents the major activities in each phase of a system's life cycle. Also emphasized are specific topics related to system design and support, including reliability, maintainability, availability, testing, quality control, customer support, product improvement program analysis and the role of data collection and analysis in the operational phase. Related areas covered are cost effectiveness analysis and project management. Applications and case studies specific to aviation/aerospace, including military applications and computer simulation models, will be analyzed.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.