What Helps Shape a Systems Engineer?
Systems engineering is concerned with the overall process of defining, developing, operating, maintaining, and ultimately replacing quality systems. Where other engineering disciplines concentrate on the specifics of a system (electronics, mechanics,
ergonometrics, aerodynamics, software, etc.), systems thinking allows the systems engineer to focus on the integration of all of these aspects as a coherent and effective system. Systems engineers bring a particular perspective to the engineering
process (requirements definition, top-level functional designs, project management, life cycle cost analysis, etc.) that serves to organize and coordinate other engineering activities.
Many programs exist to train systems engineers. INCOSE has a firm commitment to creating vital pathways to systems engineering careers. In a collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the IEEE Computer Society, INCOSE has
created a project to provide a living, shared and authoritative guide to the full scope of Systems Engineering knowledge. This is fast becoming the most used reference in the world to guide systems engineering graduate education and systems engineering
practice. Check out BKCASE.