ISD 520 Introduction to Systems Engineering

ISD 520 Introduction to Systems Engineering

Course Description

Introduction to the systems engineering process used to create multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems with multiple, often conflicting objectives; application to large developmental programs form such diverse areas as civil engineering and transportation, space and missiles, ships and land vehicle systems. Coursework includes homework assignments and projects.

ISD520 can fulfill a degree requirement in the Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering (Auto Eng); Energy Systems Engineering (ESE); Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (GAME); Manufacturing Engineering (PIM); and Systems Engineering + Design programs.  Contact an ISD Graduate Coordinator for more information and to discuss your Plan of Study (POS). 


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Course Instructor

Dr. Robert F. Bordley, Ph.D.

Robert F. Bordley, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Industrial Operations

Dr. Bordley has worked at General Motors, the National Science Foundation and Booz-Allen Hamilton. At General Motors, he was a Technical Fellow in its Engineering and Research division as well as Technical Director in Corporate Strategy and Marketing. At the National Science Foundation, Bob was director of its Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program. At Booz-Allen Hamilton, he has been involved in the systems engineering of army vehicles, communication systems and infrastructure.

Bob was named a Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science, the American Statistical Association and the Society of Decision Professionals. Bob has published more than eighty papers in leading operations research journals (Operations Research, Management Science, Decision Analysis, European Journal of Operations Research, Marketing Science) and leading statistics journals (American Statistician, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics). He holds a Ph.D. (and MS) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (along with an MBA) from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an MS in Systems Science, BS in Physics and BA in Policy Science from Michigan State University.

Bob is certified as an Expert Systems Engineering Professional, a Project Management Professional and a Professional Statistician and is also a Certified Analytics Professional. He has been certified in root-cause analysis as a General Motors `Red X engineer. He has taught the decision analysis class at the University of Michigan for more than ten years.