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AAE560 (Available on Purdue Online Engineering)

The goal for this course is to enable students to characterize, abstract, model, simulate, and analyze a special kind of system termed a system-of-systems (SoS). The course will cover a select few topics in detail, but also expose students to interesting areas of further study and highlight the importance of SoS in society. The course presents recent developments in frameworks for formulating system-of-systems problems, lexicon for their articulation, and analysis methodology for their study. Through individual and team projects, students gain experience in formulating problems and applying theory and techniques. Applications for team projects will include transportation, space exploration, energy, defense, and infrastructure, though others are possible in consultation with instructor.