Tools and Methodologies for Designing Systems
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.
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.
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, i.e., calculus and perhaps some probability. A Windows operating system is necessary to use the modeling tools.
Applied / Theory:70 / 30
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.