DSP737 Systems Thinking

Code DSP737
Name Systems Thinking
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty
Academic staff Alla Anohina-Naumeca
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The goal of the course is to acquire foundations of systems thinking providing inclusion of all critical factors for logistics and supply chain management. In this course students acquire basics of general systems theory. The focus is on logistics and supply chain management systems. Students obtain understanding how the parts are related to the whole. Foundations of cybernetics are included into the course to get knowledge about the role of control parameters. Students learn how to analyse complex structures of systems and situations as well as foundations of system engineering, system dynamics, system-oriented management and knowledge based system analysis, evaluation and design..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to acquire system thinking as fundamental principle of systems theory, systems control and management and to get competence and skills to use them for identification, analysis and modelling of dependences, influence and impact relationships between components of complex systems and situations in logistics and supply chain management field.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student is able to interpret basic concepts of system theory concerning critical factors for logistics and supply chain management - During practical the student must identify elements of systems thinking, components of systems description and subsystems of real logistics and/or supply chain management systems
Student knows laws and principles of systems - During the examination the student must define laws and principles of systems
Student understands principles and parameters of system control and management - During practical the student must identify mechanisms of system control, open and closed control loops, types of feedback and goal based management
Student is able to apply system dynamics approach - During practical the student must apply system dynamics approach to real life situation
Student is able to analyse complex system structure and its models - During practical the student must apply methods of modelling and analysis of complex system structure in the field of logistics and/or supply chain management
Student understands foundations of system engineering - During the examination the student must define and explain the essence of system engineering
Student understands knowledge based system analysis, evaluation and design - During the examination the student must explain basics of knowledge based system analysis, evaluation and design
Course prerequisites None

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