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  • Postgraduate education in Systems Engineering and Knowledge Management
    • Martin Lee & Alan Harrison
    • Department of Informatics & Simulation Philip John, Engineering Systems Department Royal Military College of Science Cranfield University, Shrivenham Swindon, SN6 8LA
  • Agenda
    • Introduction
    • Business Systems Engineering
    • MSc Degrees in Systems Engineering
    • MSc in Knowledge Management Systems
    • Barrington Project
    • Conclusions
  • Systems Engineering in Business
    • Systems Problems are becoming crucial in business :
    • Products, Processes and Organisations are increasingly highly integrated and inter-active …systemic behaviour
    • The individual parts’ (subsystems, functional specialisms, suppliers) contribute to the achievement of objectives only through the combined ‘enterprise’ … the system level
    • Constraints are becoming tighter and acceptable overall solutions are more difficult to achieve … balanced systems solutions
    • Change is the norm … need systems solutions which are robust
    • Customers increasingly demand variety (customisation, differing priorities etc) … need appropriate system adaptability & versatility
    The Systems level forms the crucial decision framework for the enterprise View slide
  • Systems Engineering in Business
    • Systems level decisions ( for product, process & organisation …systems) have a critical impact on business performance such as :
    • reducing product development time & cost
    • improving time to market & competitiveness
    • coping with technological advance & obsolescence
    • providing solutions which are robust to change
    • providing a coherent framework for multidisciplinary teamworking
    View slide
  • Systems Engineering & Knowledge Management SYSTEMS LEVEL DECISIONS & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT Understand and reconcile conflicting demands Identify & explore potential overall solutions A traceable, justifiable, auditable decision process Clear Communication across extended enterprise Support Learning from Experience … (Information = data + purpose + relevance Knowledge = Information + Rules) Structured approach to information
  • Systems Engineering at Cranfield / RMCS
    • Postgraduate & Continuing Professional Development
    • Full time MSc in Systems Engineering
    • Part-time MSc in Systems Engineering
      • reduced attendance, increased flexibility
    • Flexible Education / Distance Learning (in development)
      • Fundamental Systems (systemic & systematic) approach
      • Focus on the application & role of the student
      • Using the ‘Barrington Building’ virtual environment
      • High degree of flexibility for student and employer
      • Continuous delivery of benefit to employer
      • Demands a supportive environment for maximum benefit
  • MSc in Knowledge Management Systems: Modules (1)
    • Knowledge Management
    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Human Behaviour
    • Knowledge Analysis & Discovery
    • Knowledge Representation & Inference
  • MSc in Knowledge Management Systems: Modules (2)
    • Knowledge Programming
    • Knowledge Storage
    • Knowledge Storage Interfaces
    • Knowledge Networks & Network Programming
    • Knowledge Systems Design & Security
  • Barrington Project
    • Virtual Building on World Wide Web:
      • Student rooms
      • Staff rooms
    • Steering Group:
      • Principal, Deputy, 2 Heads of Departments
    • Technical Group: CC, Library, DOIS
    • User Team: 2 Developers, Course Leaders & Module Managers
  • Barrington Project Software
    • Built with MediaSurface:
      • Content Management System
      • Single source:
        • Electronic display
        • Printed copy
    • Oracle:
      • Relational Data Base Management Systems
    • Linux Operating System
  • Barrington Project MSc Courses
    • Master of Defence Administration (MDA)
    • Systems Engineering (SE)
    • Knowledge Management Systems (KMS)
    • Design of Information Systems (DIS)
    • Forensic Computing (FC)
    • Mechanical Engineering (SME)
  • Conclusions
    • Both SE & KM are essential skills.
    • A variety of relevant MSc courses.
    • Please comment on our plans.
    • We would welcome collaboration.
    • Barrington is both medium and message.
    • Please visit:
    • http://barrington.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk