A system is a collection of different elements that together produce results not obtainable by the elements alone. The elements, or parts, can include people, hardware, software, facilities, policies, and documents as defined by INCOSE. Systems Engineering is a technique of combining knowledge from all associated engineering disciplines to solve complex engineering problems. Customers are becoming much more demanding, competition is greater, and advances in technology are shortening the product life-cycle. Systems Engineering solves these problems by providing the best possible solutions within cost and performance constraints while meeting all customer objectives. The application of sound engineering principles provides each business entity with a clear and certain competitive advantage in their respective industry.
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