Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6518
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Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For MSIE, PhD in IE, MSEM - Elective. GC appd 2/11/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. Nmbr 6519 approved as 6518. Effective 4/1/15
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5125 2014-10-23 Department College Budget Account Number Industrial and Management Systems Engineering EN 210300 Contact Person Phone Tapas Das 9745585 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title EIN 6518 Systems Integration Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? Y If repeatable, how many times? 1 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Systems Integration Course Online? Percentage Online B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0
The planning and process that results integration of components, various functions, organizations and how integrated work together or share resources to produce an integrated system.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program - Elective
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
Based on past enrollment of this course, it is anticipated that the future class size would be between 10-20 students, and it is generally offered every other year.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 3 or more times
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
The terminal degree is a PhD in Industrial Engineering or a related field. Also an MS in engineering with appropriate qualifications of industry experience would be sufficient.
- Other Course Information
1) Provide a framework that will enable them to better understand program management, systems engineering and integration process.
2) Understand organizations functions and how they work together or share resources in convergence common areas of engineering practice.
3) Define systems engineering process, develop Systems Engineering Plans that define integration activities by phase of the program.
B. Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to develop a set of system requirements designed to meet customer needs and program constraints such that subsystems/components of the system work in concert to fulfill the design goals of the system.
2. Students will be able to define system requirements to include all technical criteria as well as meet time, resource, and budgetary constraints.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills to work successfully in teams to collect necessary information to define the system integration requirements, and be able to effectively communicate those requirements to the customer.
C. Major Topics
Introduction to System Engineering
The System Engineering Process
System Design Requirements
Engineering Design Methods and Tools
Requirements and Concept Review
Design Review and Evaluation
System Engineering Program Planning
Organization for System Engineering
System Engineering Program Evaluation
Systems Engineering Management Fourth Edition, by Benjamin S. Blanchard
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Student performance will be evaluated based on the course objectives. The relative weights for each of these components in determining the final grade are as follows:
Requirements / Concept Review 15%
Project Design Review 25%
Class & Hwk Assignments 25%
Final Exam 25%
Class Participation 10%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
see above for assignments
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
Make up work will only be allowed due to illness or accident if prior arrangements have been made with the instructor, or if there are extenuating circumstances.
Academic honesty is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person’s work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards academic dishonesty as an extremely serious matter, with serious consequences that range from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, or collaboration on assignments, consult the instructor.
J. Program This Course Supports
MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering and MS in Engineering Management
- Course Concurrence Information
This course also supports graduate programs in all other engineering disciplines as well as graduate programs in Business.