Engineered Systems Module Overview

In this first section of the course we will be talking about systems and the basics of complex technologies, starting by defining what we actually mean when we use the term technology as this will give us a solid foundation on which to discuss more advanced topics. After we have a basic understanding of what we mean by this term “engineered system” we will extend this to talk about complex engineered systems before moving on to discuss information & control systems. Finally, we will look at what are called sociotechnical systems. The study of complex engineered systems is based upon complexity theory and this may be a good time for you to brush-up on some of the theory before moving on. We offer the video bellow as a brief overview of systems and complexity, this is provided as supplementary content so if you think you are already familiar with the subject feel free to move on to the next module.