What is Systems Thinking and What is Systems Engineering?

INCOSE’s defines Systems Engineering as:

A transdisciplinary and integrative approach to enable the successful realization, use, and retirement of engineered systems, using systems principles and concepts, and scientific, technological, and management methods.

NASA defines Systems Engineering as:

A methodical, multi-disciplinary approach for the design, realization, technical management, operations, and retirement of a system. A “system” is the combination of elements that function together to produce the capability required to meet a need.

How does Weber’s Master in Systems Engineering apply systems engineering and systems thinking?

Weber’s view of Systems Engineering is in the global context, recognizing the systems viewpoint and landscape, while incorporating INCOSE standards and industry best practices.  The program uses an integrative approach that utilizes industry standards, online andragogy, dynamic learning environments, and industry faculty to prepare students to:
•    Maintain the highest levels of integrity and keeping up with knowledge of their disciplines
•    Strive to increase the expertise and reputation of the engineering profession
•    Support the educational institutions, the professional societies and technical societies of their disciplines
•    Guard the public interest and protect the environment, safety and welfare of those affected by engineering activities
•    Accept responsibility for your actions and engineering results, including being open to ethical scrutiny and assessment
•    Proactively mitigate unsafe practice