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2013/2014 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
MAS Design: An integrated view
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Dr. H.G. van der Voort    H.G.vanderVoort@tudelft.nl
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Dr.ir. J.H. Baggen    J.H.Baggen@tudelft.nl
Dr.ir. B. Broekhans    B.Broekhans@tudelft.nl
Dr. M.L.C. de Bruijne    M.L.C.deBruijne@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr.ir. P.M. Herder    P.M.Herder@tudelft.nl
Prof.mr.dr. E.F. ten Heuvelhof    E.F.tenHeuvelhof@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr.ir. M.F.W.H.A. Janssen    M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl
Dr. S.G. Lukosch    S.G.Lukosch@tudelft.nl
Dr.ir. M.P.M. Ruijgh-van der Ploeg    M.P.M.Ruijgh-vanderPloeg@tudelft.nl
Dr.ir. B.M. Steenhuisen    B.M.Steenhuisen@tudelft.nl
Dr. W.W. Veeneman    W.W.Veeneman@tudelft.nl
Dr.ir. L.J. de Vries    L.J.deVries@tudelft.nl
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In the course Multi-actor Systems Design: An Integrated View (spm4142) you will be challenged to bring together your knowledge from the courses spm4123 and spm4133. Both courses dealt with complex systems, the former from an engineering perspective, the latter from an actor- perspective. You will choose a topic, from a short list of topics, to apply both perspectives, define their added value and integrate them.
Study Goals
After having taken this course you should be able to:
- Understand the dynamics of complex systems;
- Distinguish an actor perspective from a engineering perspective on these systems;
- Characterize the added value of both perspectives to each other;
- Integrate both perspectives in describing specific complex systems and prescribing changes to their management.
Education Method
Spm4141 is a brief, but intensive course. The course starts with a kick off-meeting in which the specific rules of the game are set. You will be asked to form a group of 5 students and apply both a engineering perspective and an actor- perspective to a specific topic of your choice. Each group has two coaches, representing the two perspectives. You will have meetings with the coaches and you will have to interview experts or interested parties in the field.
Your topic requires both a problem analysis and a design of a solution. The mixture of these will be discussed with your coaches.
The first result of your work is a ‘presentation book’: each left page of this ‘book’ contains a presentation slide; each right page contains a written explanation of it.
Secondly, each individual student will have to write a reflection, based on the research done and on the more generic question how the two perspectives relate to each other.
Reader Multi-Actor Systems Design: An Integrated View
Based on both products each group will be interviewed by their coaches. This interview has the status of an oral examination, in which critical questions will be posed. Each individual student will be graded based on the group products and the individual products.