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Systems Engineering is an engineering discipline whose responsibility is creating and executing an interdisciplinary process to ensure that the customer and stakeholder's needs are satisfied in a high quality, trustworthy, cost-efficient and schedule-compliant manner throughout a system's entire life cycle. – International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

[Systems Engineering is] the scientific planning, design, evaluation and construction of man-made systems. – Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901-1972)

[Systems Engineering is] an interdisciplinary approach to evolve and verify an integrated and life-cycle-balanced set of system product and process solutions that satisfy stated customer needs. – Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)

Faculty Definitions:

Systems Engineering is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the synthesis of entire systems (and the processes to produce, use, and support them) designed to perform the required tasks in what is expected to be the most efficient possible manner, with each component of the system designed to function as part of a single integrated whole. – Dr. Bob Harney, NPS

Systems Engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of systems to meet a user's needs. –  Greg Miller, NPS

Systems Engineering is the disciplined application of specialty engineering, science, mathematics and the systems approach to building complex, man-machine systems in order to create a life-cycle-balanced system solution that optimally meets stakeholder requirements. – Dr. Paul Shebalin, NPS

Systems Engineering can be simply defined as the application of a structured discipline to a complex engineering project. – Bill Solitario, NPS

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