June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Dealing with today's complex systems needs high qualified Systems Engineers profiles. In order to be effective as Systems Engineer, engineering students need practical and real world experience in addition to the necessary knowledge in their traditional engineering discipline. This make teaching Systems Engineering more challenging, and amplifies its complexity, especially by the needs to make call to new learning approaches allowing a Geo-located learning context, while ensuring the learning goals has been achieved.
While in the past, most of efforts was done by industrial actors, significant efforts are being done these days in the discipline of systems engineering, by both industrial and academic fields. Industries and governments in the first side, are developing standards, norms, competency models, and documentation, while deploying and making use of systems engineering approaches in everyday’s projects, and promoting it to smaller entities. In the other side, academic institutions and researchers, often in collaboration with industries, are investigating new paths to teach systems engineering. Starting by getting interested by defining which competency models best characterize a systems engineer, which pedagogical model should be used in teaching this discipline, what nature and characteristics the learning environment and context should have, and what role educator should have. In the work described in this paper, We are interested by all of these topics, in addition and with a special interest, we are interested by the role of systems engineering standards, on how they can and should be used for systems engineering learning purposes.
In this paper we present our in-depth study about Systems Engineering Education, by surveying its pedagogical goals, and by investigating the requirements for a powerful solution to meet these goals. Then we'll present our proposed global solution, while focusing on the concept of "a Standard-Centered framework for Systems Engineering Education". A concept where every learning and teaching action is represented as a process, and where Standardized Systems Engineering Processes represent the heart of the solution. Students will not be able to only engineer the requested system, but also to engineer it the right way, and learning by the way the fundamental principles and processes of Systems Engineering, along with communication, team management, collaboration, and related soft skills.
We conclude our paper, by presenting the solution evaluation results and our plans for further work to improve the outcomes of this solution.
BOUGAA, M., & Bornhofen, S., & RIVIERE, A., & TUCOULOU, J. (2017, June), Toward a Process-Centered Approach for Systems Engineering Education Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--29035
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