Tools and Methodologies for Designing Systems

SYS51000

Credit Hours:

3

Learning Objective:

The purpose of the course is to emphasize patterns of systems thinking, 2. introduce systems engineering processes and methods, 3. introduce theory for model-based systems engineering, and 4. provide practice in using a model-based systems engineering tool.

Description:

Introduction to modeling tools and methods for designing engineered systems. Topics include: defining the design problem; defining and validating stakeholders and system requirements; discrete mathematics for system modeling; defining and modeling system operational scenarios; the system development life cycle; defining and modeling functional, physical, and allocated architectures; evaluating and modeling the tradeoffs between alternative architectures; and defining the system qualification process.
F2015 Syllabus

Topics Covered:

Introduction to Systems Engineering; Overview of the Systems Engineering Design Process; Modeling and SysML Modeling; Discrete Mathematics: Sets, Relations, and Functions; Graphs and Directed Graphs (Digraphs); Requirements and Defining the Design Problem; Functional Architecture Development; Physical Architecture Development; Allocated Architecture Development; Decision Analysis for Design Trades; Interface Design; Graphical Modeling Techniques; Integration and Qualification.

Prerequisites:

Students are assumed to have completed some college-level mathematics. They will be asked to do elementary proofs and solve problems related to sets, graphs, and probability and decision trees. A Windows operating system is necessary to use the modeling tools.

Applied / Theory:

70 / 30

Web Address:

https://mycourses.purdue.edu/

Homework:

Homework assignments will be exercises that are presented as part of the class lectures, completed as individuals and must be submitted via the class Blackboard site.

Projects:

There will be no projects.

Exams:

There will be no exams.

Textbooks:

Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative: REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Buede, Dennis M. 2009. The Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods, 2nd Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Note: Available as free eBook through Purdue Libraries.

Computer Requirements:

ProEd Minimum Requirements

ProEd Minimum Requirements:

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