Complex systems embody systemic features (emergent properties) that cannot be predicted or deduced. Hence, Strategic Design Engineers need to know how to account for emergent properties associated with the realization of a complex system. I suggest that the key emergent properties are complexity and uncertainty. It therefore follows that a Strategic Design Engineer needs to know how to identify and manage complexity and to identify and manage uncertainty. Contemporary engineers will not only be faced with new challenges; they will doubtlessly have to utilize new tools to address these challenges. We are already living in an age where American engineers can access almost any information at any time, and ideas can be rapidly disseminated through mediums that never existed before. The computing revolution continues to make processing cheaper and faster. Going forward, we have no idea what tools will be available, apart from knowing that...
Strategic Design Engineering: A Contemporary Paradigm for Engineering Design Education for the 21st Century?
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(August 7, 2013). "Strategic Design Engineering: A Contemporary Paradigm for Engineering Design Education for the 21st Century?." ASME. J. Mech. Des. September 2013; 135(9): 090301. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4025125
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