Back To Basics Again – A Scientific Definition of Systems Engineering

Presented at INCOSE 1997

Brian W. Mar

Abstract: The major confusion with the understanding of systems engineering and improving its scientific basis is the failure to define the system of interest. Given a clear definition of the system of interest, engineered functions of that system can be identified, and applications of systems engineering concepts to those activities can be examined.

A systems framework is suggested to classify basic engineering and systems engineering activities. This framework allows a better definition and search fo scientific foundations of systems engineering.

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