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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6518
Tracking Number - 5125

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Campus: Tampa
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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-10-23
  2. Department: Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210300
  5. Contact Person: Tapas Das
  6. Phone: 9745585
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EIN
  9. Number: 6518
  10. Full Title: Systems Integration
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 1
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Systems Integration
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: 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.

  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. 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.
  29. Objectives: 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. Textbooks: Systems Engineering Management Fourth Edition, by Benjamin S. Blanchard

    ISBN 978-0-470-16735-9

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. 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%

    Total 100%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: see above for assignments
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė 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: (

    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. Itís 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.

  37. 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 personís 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.

  38. Program This Course Supports: MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering and MS in Engineering Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information: This course also supports graduate programs in all other engineering disciplines as well as graduate programs in Business.

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