System Architecture OpenCourseWare: A Graduate Level Free Online Course by MIT on System Architecture Principles

Published Jan 15, 2009

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Learn to design systems that have a solid architectural foundation, that are easy to operate, flexible and reliable in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'System Architecture' provides a basis for students to analyze existing system architectures and create new ones. The graduate-level course has no prerequisites and is designed for students starting the Systems Design and Management program.

System Architecture: Course Specifics

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System Architecture: Course Description

Design new engineering systems and evaluate their effectiveness by analyzing current systems and developing an understanding of their principles. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, challenges students to think critically about designing engineering systems and making them more effective. Students learn the importance of implementing new and existing technologies into their architectural designs and staying up-to-date on technological advances. The course also focuses on steps used to achieve the specific needs and goals for each system while maintaining cost-effectiveness. Learn to create systems that are easy to implement for a variety of needs that are reliable and easy to operate. Professor Edward Crawley teaches this course about thinking about the project as a unified system and thinking outside of the box to create new and original designs for engineering systems.

Notes, lectures and assignments are available online. A list of suggested readings is also provided. For more information, visit the system architecture course page.

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