On the importance of systems - oriented education in engineering
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CitationYURTSEVEN, M.K., BUCHANAN, W.W. (2002). On the importance of systems - oriented education in engineering. 6th IEEE Africon Conference, IEEE AFRICON 2002, IEEE, pp.437-441. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AFRCON.2002.1146877.
This paper addresses one of the important dilemmas in engineering education: how to educate engineering students in the area of Systems Thinking or Systems Approach. A framework is presented in which the authors describe an engineering program to enable students to design "messy" socio-technical systems from a systems point of view.