About the Program
The purpose of the Certificate in Systems is to educate undergraduate students with a set of cognitive competencies, tools and methods that can be applied to a broad range of complex and challenging issues. The graduates of the program will be well prepared to create and execute transdisciplinary processes that result in systems responsive to stakeholders' needs. The program has three dimensions:
· Convergence of Knowledge: Students learn about foundational principles that span the different system domains, identifying common principles for systems, akin to the natural laws governing physical sciences. This is an essential step in furthering the ability to model, design, and manage complex systems.
· Human Dimension: Students practice advanced human-centric methods to build systems for large-scale societal applications, and methods to support decision-making for designing and operating complex systems.
· Systems Perspective: The certificate focus is on educating “systems thinkers”. Students will be trained in liberal arts, mathematical concepts, the latest in computational architectures and tools, understanding human decision-making, policy, and exposed to the complexities of functioning in a globally distributed real- world enterprise.
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