The purpose of the course is to present systems engineering (SE) concepts as applied to the protection of the United States’ critical infrastructure (CI). A top-level systems viewpoint provides a greater understanding of this system-of-systems (SOS). Topics include: the definition and advantages of SE practices and fundamentals; system objectives that include the viewpoint of the customer, user, and other stakeholders; the elements of the CI and their interdependencies; the impact transportation system disruptions; and systems risk analysis.
The objective of the course is to provide students with an understanding of systems engineering application to the critical infrastructure engineering and analysis. This course will enable students to understand the stakeholders’ viewpoints in defining requirements, determining feasible solutions, and viewing the CI as a SOS. Furthermore, the class will develop a model for the infrastructure and its interdependencies, and it will develop a risk analysis for protection of the critical infrastructure.
EMIS 5301, EMIS 5303