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Engineering of Socio-technical Systems 6 credits

Course Contents

The course introduces systems thinking and describes its application to the concept of engineering complex systems, in which software plays a key role. The value of modelling itself is emphasised as a way of understanding and designing socio technical systems. Research and problem solving methods with a strong basis in the systems tradition are elaborated and used in the course.

The course includes the following topics:
- Systems thinking
- Hard and Soft systems
- Representing systems through modeling and models
- Soft Systems Methodology (SSM)
- Socio-technical systems and purposive behavior
- Complexity, chaos theory and emergent behaviour

Prerequisites

General entry requirements and Mathematics D or Mathematics 3c (or the equivalent). Proof of English proficiency is required..

Level of Education: Undergraduate G1N
Course code/Ladok code: TUSG15
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Autumn 2017: Nov 06 - Jan 14
Rate of Study
100%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Examiner
Ulf Seigerroth
Course coordinator
Ulf Seigerroth
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
12600kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-T7186

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