Systems Thinking

Think…like an Engineer

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“The Numbers Never Lie.”
– Isabella da Gama
Renaissance Cartographer

Focusing on quantitative-relational thinking strategies, the Systems Mode is designed for our student engineers, those interested in understanding how it all connects. They study problems related to cycles and interactions and explore various issues faced by those working in the civil, mechanical, chemical, and other engineering fields. Students connect, synthesize, chunk, encode, integrate, map, formulate, and equate to model systematic relationships.

Key Concepts: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous; Predator vs. prey; Conservation vs. transfer; Rest vs. motion; Input vs. output; Cohesion vs. repulsion; Enthalpy vs. entropy; Space; Climate; Diffusion; Conductivity; Biomes; Architecture; Transit; Variance; Efficiency; Dynamics; Optimization; Risk; Cycle; Emergence; Logistics; Ecosystems; Physical forces

Key Skills: Map internal relationships; Track system relationships; Manipulate variance and scale; Create systems and models; Reflect on design; Connect and Synthesize; Track Action and Reaction; Formulate and Equate; Integrate and map; Manipulate and Balance; Chunk and Encode