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ENSE621
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Systems Concepts, Issues, and Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Institute for Systems Research.
Credit only granted for: ENPM641 or ENSE621.
An INCOSE-oriented introduction to model-based systems engineering. Provides an overview of systems engineering concepts, processes and methods, with a particular focus on: the development of stakeholder and system requirements; characteristics of well-written requirements; the use of SysML software tools to develop of system- and element-level architectures; and the relationship between requirements and architecture. Architecture-related topics include specification and visualization of system attributes, behavior, and interfaces. Other topics include acquisition and development life cycle models; operational concepts and use cases; requirements and design traceability; analysis, modeling and simulation; systems engineering management; risk management; configuration management; systems-of-systems; and system complexity. The course includes a class project in which teams of 3-5 students use SysML to develop stakeholder requirements, system requirements, and a logical system architecture for an engineered system of interest to them and then perform a design trade-off analysis for some aspect of the system.
ENSE623
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Systems Projects, Validation and Verification
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Institute for Systems Research; and ENSE622.
Credit only granted for: ENPM643 or ENSE623.
This course completes the ENSE621, ENSE622 sequence. It covers system simulation development and a variety of verification and validation topics. It addresses development testing and operational testing; test methodologies; the planning of test programs and Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs); the planning and execution of tests; and the writing of test plans and test reports. Topics include verification methods; specification-based testing; test verification matrices; model-based verification; model checking and other formal approaches to verification; design of experiments; performance testing; reliability testing; usability/human factors testing; and other types of testing. The course includes a class project in which teams of 3-5 students: develop requirements for a simulation that supports a system analysis of interest (the user need); develop the simulation (in MATLAB); verify that it meets its requirements; and validate that it may be used to support the analysis of interest.
ENSE626
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System Life Cycle Analysis and Risk Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Institute for Systems Research.
Also offered as: ENPM646.
This course covers topics related to estimating the costs and risks incurred through the lifetimes of projects, products and systems. In addition, treatment is given to methods that determine the drivers of costs and risks and facilitate determination of the most effective alternatives to reducing them. Also covered, are relevant analytic tools from probability and statistics and also important managerial and organizational concepts. Extensive use is made of case studies and examples from industry and government.
ENSE698E
Special Topics in Systems Engineering; Sensor Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as ENCE688D. Credit only granted for ENCE688D or ENSE698E.
ENSE699
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Directed Study in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENSE799
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Systems Engineering Thesis; Masters Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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