The IPFW Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering supports the continued development of the university through a pair of functional requirements:
Through its programs, the Center of Excellence molds complete Systems Engineers. Their success depends on understanding three interconnected concepts:
A system is a collection of components working together to achieve a common goal. Systems Engineers must design for the purpose of meeting customer needs.
An enterprise is a complex system itself. Systems Engineers must provide a structure that allows their design to succeed.
Leaders provide the common vision for system development, implementation, and use. Systems Engineers must be the ambassadors of their design.
The Center of Excellence strives to live up to its mission and has set goals which measure how effectively it achieves its functional requirements: