Control Systems Engineer

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by phantomzz, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. phantomzz

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    Can anyone who has experience as a systems Engineer embellish further on the subject.

    For one I know that it requires a broad knowledge of various engineering disciplines....is this difficult as it sounds or perhaps easier in a practical environment?

    Does the subject cover more of mathematics and less of electrical/electronics engineering? Can a systems engineer meddle in electronics or do they just have to govern the entire system and leave the tinkering to the specialists?

    I am aware control system engineers have great demand in aerospace industry...but do Embedded systems engineers or traditional hardware engineers also have scope within this industry?
     
  2. Prach

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    Hello,

    I'm currently studying this field at CTU in Prague and I can try to express my opinion on your questions.

    First of all it relies heavily on mathematics, physics. The practical aspect does not require that much of a knowledge if you have proper computing tool (ie. Matlab), but if you really want to know what is going on in the system and how will it behave (optimality, robustness etc), then deeper knowledge (mainly mathematical) is required.
    One can say that the demand on electrical engineering (and programming) is a bit less of importance, but it is still very usefull to have some greater insight into it and therefore one can be able to, as you say, meddle in electronics. In industry I can imagine that you will have your designeted job and other aspects will be done by respective specialist as you say.

    As far as aerospace industry, I can only guess, but imo especially embedded systems specialist will definitely have a great scope in there.

    I hope this helps.
    Prach
     
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  3. Shagas

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    Hello , what year?
     
  4. Prach

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    Last year to get the Masters degree.
     
  5. wmodavis

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    def: Embellish - make a statement or story more interesting or entertaining by adding extra details, especially ones that are not true.

    Is that what you really want?
     
  6. GopherT

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    I think he meant elaborate.
     
  7. wmodavis

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    But if people would say what they mean, provide enough information, and proof read their post making corrections (even spelling) you could actually come much closer to answering their query and wouldn't have to second guess and just 'think' you know what they mean. But .....
     
  8. phantomzz

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    Yeah I meant elaborate...wrong word choice.

    Although if you read the questions there is no room for doubt. I got my answer from Prach and that is the important takeaway.
     
  9. GopherT

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    I work with people all over the world every day. If I elected to clarify all errors before making a guess and move the project along, I wouldn't get anywhere. My ears have become quite forgiving as I hear Spanglish, frenglish, germish, and English spoken with various Eastern European and Asian accents every week.
     
  10. GopherT

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    As with most careers, it depends.

    It depends on the size of the company or the size of a team within a big organization (if you will be a specialist or generalist), it depends on your boss and whether or not he trusts your meddling in other areas, it depends on you and your motivation, it depends on your co-workers (especially if one is a specialist in the area you are meddling in) and it depends on whether downstream customers or regulators are going to accept the work.
     
  11. atferrari

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    Myself, non-native, doing more or less the same for 40 years now.

    The biggest concern I have always is to make sure that there is no misunderstanding in the technical part of things.

    I recall using kind of pidging English in Angola with nice results in the local market when talking to an (very) old lady with evident satisfaction of people surrounding us. Funny moment.
     
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