Intro to Systems Analysis and Design

Host University

University of Virginia


Fall 2022

Course Number

SYS 6001


Systems Engineering, Operations Research and Engineering Management


William Scherer

Course Information

An integrated introduction to systems methodology, design, and management. An overview of systems engineering as a professional and intellectual discipline, and its relation to other disciplines, such as operations research, management science, and economics. An introduction to selected techniques in systems and decision sciences, including mathematical modeling, decision analysis, risk analysis, and simulation modeling. Elements of systems management, including decision styles, human information processing, organizational decision processes, and information system design for planning and decision support. Emphasizes relating theory to practice via written analyses and oral presentations of individual and group case studies.


Admission to the graduate program