National CAE Designated Institution
  • Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

An introduction to the professional and academic aspects of systems engineering.

Topics include:

  • Systems engineering activities, opportunities and drivers;
  • Case studies of systems failures;
  • Models of system lifecycle development;
  • Introduction to model-based systems engineering;
  • Representations for system structure, system behavior, system interfaces and systems integration;
  • Reactive (even-driven) systems, systems-of-systems, measures of system complexity;
  • Visual modeling of engineering systems with UML and SySML;
  • Simplified procedures for engineering optimization and tradeoff analysis.

Software tools for visual modeling of systems with UML and SySML. Students will complete a project for the front-end development of an engineering system using ULM/SySML.

Learning Objectives

Overview of the professional and academic aspects of systems engineering.

Framework Connections

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