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This handbook charts the new engineering paradigm of engineering systems. It brings together contributions from leading thinkers in the field and discusses the design, management and enabling policy of engineering systems. It contains explorations of core themes including technical and (socio-) organisational complexity, human behaviour and uncertainty. The text includes chapters on the education of future engineers, the way in which interventions can be designed, and presents a road map for the future.

This book follows the emergence of engineering systems, a new engineering paradigm that will help solve truly global challenges. This global approach is characterized by complex sociotechnical systems that are now co-dependent and highly integrated both functionally and technically as well as by a realization that we all share the same: climate, natural resources, a highly integrated economical system and a responsibility for global sustainability goals. The new paradigm and approach requires the (re)designing of engineering systems that take into account the shifting dynamics of human behaviour, the influence of global stakeholders, and the need for system integration.

The text is a reference point for scholars, engineers and policy leaders who are interested in broadening their current perspective on engineering systems design and in devising interventions to help shape societal futures.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness mathematics & systemsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyOccupational & industrial psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labourTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyEngineering: generalTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyTechnical design Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 27/08/2022 ISBN-13: 9783030811587  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Anja Maier is Professor of Engineering Systems Design and Head of Department Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde. She is also Professor at the DTU - Technical University of Denmark, where she has led the Engineering Systems Design research section, conducting interdisciplinary research into designing, building, and operating engineering systems. Linking the human and engineering sides in systems design with a focus on studying and supporting human behaviour, the overarching goal of her research is design process improvement. Prof. Maier's research results in engineering systems design have had direct impact on the design and development of automobile and aero engines, healthcare services, medical devices, and cleantech networks. In particular, her work on system design process maturity and capability maturity assessment methods is frequently cited. Professor Maier serves on the Board of Management of the worldwide Design Society, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Design, and as Associate Editor of the Design Science Journal. Professor Maier is a Member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Germany and of the National Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV), Denmark. Josef Oehmen is Associate Professor at DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Engineering Systems Design research section. His research interests focus on managing risks and uncertainty in large-scale (systems) engineering programs and the associated organizational strategy processes. He works on advanced (non probabilistic) risk quantification methods, principles of resilient engineering project execution, lean risk management, and risk-based strategy implementation in engineering organizations. Prof. Oehmen is the founder and coordinator of the Engineering Systems RiskLab at DTU. Prior to DTU, he worked at MIT and ETH Zurich (where he also obtained his PhD). Prof. Oehmen is an active member of the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and the worldwide Design Society. Pieter Vermaas is Associate Professor at the Ethics and Philosophy Department of Delft University of Technology. His current research in philosophy of technology focuses on design methods for understanding what design is and for determining how to validate design methods in the traditional domains of engineering, product development, and architecture as well as in business, policy, and the social realm. This research builds on earlier analytic projects on engineering and on the concepts of technical artefact and technical function. These projects have resulted in an action-theoretical analysis of the design and use of artefacts, a philosophical account of technical functions called the ICE theory (Technical Functions, Springer, 2010) as well as a textbook on philosophy of technology (A Philosophy of Technology, Morgan and Claypool, 2011). Vermaas is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer book series, Philosophy of Engineering and Technology.

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