Course Number: SYS-001
Course Field: Systems Engineering
PDH Credits: 2

Course Overview

A trade study, also known as a trade-off analysis, is a method for making a decision between competing alternatives. Trade studies are an important tool within systems engineering, but they can be used for making decisions in a broad array of situations and so are useful outside of the narrow context of systems engineering.

This course details the methodology used in performing a trade study, which includes the following steps:

  • Identify alternatives
  • Select criteria
  • Assign criteria weights
  • Rate performance
  • Calculate results

Course Content

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Quiz

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