COMING SOON! PQDT Open is getting a new home!

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations & Theses will remain freely available as part of a new and enhanced search experience at

Questions? Please refer to this FAQ.

Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The six key concepts of System-of-Systems Engineering: A review of current and potential applications, and a call for further study
by McClary, Daniel B., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 97; 1591606
Abstract (Summary)

System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) is an emerging technical discipline that is increasingly referenced in industry, primarily due to the explosion of technology over recent decades. Its meteoric rise, however, has not been followed by a comprehensive study of what truly defines this new methodology. Despite its widespread use, SoSE still lacks a cohesive, agreed-upon definition or standard curriculum.

This thesis defines a common, cross-disciplinary framework for SoSE that can be further developed through collaboration between academics and technical professionals. After establishing key SoSE concepts and their roots in traditional SE, this thesis reviews a wide spectrum of present applications and opportunities for future use of SoSE principles in hopes of encouraging a more unified understanding and development of SoSE as a technical discipline.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hamel, Joshua
Commitee: Shankar, Praveen, Torabzadeh, Jalal
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Industrial engineering, Systems science, Operations research
Publication Number: 1591606
ISBN: 978-1-321-83403-1
Copyright © 2021 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy