As systems grow increasingly more complex, the processes used to design, test, validate, and manage them must keep pace. Systems research and education at Georgia Tech address the needs of both government and industry, focusing on the systems themselves, as well as the underlying development processes. These systems considerations form the foundation for a broad and interdisciplinary program of research and education that reaches across academic colleges, research centers, and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI) known as Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
Apart from GTRI, other systems engineering organizations at Georgia Tech are the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory and the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. These organizations offer unique strengths, including expertise in aerospace, electrical, mechanical, industrial/systems and materials engineering, as well as computational capabilities essential to testing and evaluation, modeling, and related disciplines.
Each year, Georgia Tech works with dozens of major industrial companies on systems issues. As an academic organization, Georgia Tech can provide an independent view of systems issues, serving as a trusted advisor and evaluator. Georgia Tech’s expertise in systems methods and tools and its national-asset facilities provide a depth of knowledge that few companies or agencies can afford to maintain independently.
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Georgia Tech’s integration of systems-related resources allows customers to take a holistic approach to their systems issues, including requirements derivation, design methods, networking, system interfaces, modeling and simulation, testing, advanced manufacturing, production and plant processes, operations research, cycle time reduction, and decision processes (with a special emphasis placed on early-stage design decisions that help define future systems).
Additionally, Georgia Tech’s academic systems engineering programs, professional education courses, and the new Professional Master’s Degree in Applied Systems Engineering offer government and industry a unique opportunity to assist in developing the talented professionals who will help build the future of systems disciplines. Through sponsored research, internships, and other programs, companies can participate in providing undergraduate and graduate engineers with practical skills, as well as strong academic backgrounds and leadership abilities.