Decision Support Systems Engineering

Host University

George Mason University


Fall 2023

Course Number

SYST 542 007




Systems Engineering, Operations Research and Engineering Management


Thomas Clemons

Times and Days


Course Information

Studies design of computerized systems to support individual or organizational decisions. Teaches systems engineering approach to decision support system (DSS) development. DSS is end product of development process, and process is key to successfully integrating DSS into organization. Any DSS is built on a theory (usually implicit) of what makes for successful decision support in given context. Empirical evaluation of specific DSS and the underlying theory should be carried on throughout development process. Course examines prevailing theories of decision support, considers issues in obtaining empirical validation for theory, and discusses empirical support that exists for theories considered. Students design decision support system for semester project. Offered by Systems Engr & Operations Rsch. May not be repeated for credit.


SYST 301