Academic Catalog

IE489 SYSTEMS THINKING

Course Code: 5680489
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6,5
Department: Industrial Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr MELH ELK
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5680251
The course set above should be completed before taking IE489 SYSTEMS THINKING .

Course Content

Inquiry and research. Methods of science. Fundamental systems concepts and notions. Systems thinking as a mode of inquiry; historical and methodological account. Contrasting and clarifying the systems position vis--vis science. The relation between systems thinking and operational research. Principal stains of systems thinking and the systems approaches.