What you will learn
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
•On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
1.Outline the nature of systems philosophy and its relationship to the engineering of systems throughout the lifecycle.
2.Critically evaluate the role of models in the systems thinking and engineering approach.
•Appraise current approaches to Systems Engineering Life Cycle processes and their value of through the systems lifecycle
Unit 1: Systems Science
·Overview of systems science, philosophy and systems theories. Open system
·Definitions and General Systems Theory, why and how can we apply systems ideas to a complex world, system complexity, emergence, viability, resilience, etc.
·Systems Science workshop, exploration and evaluation of key systems science literature
Unit 2: Systems Thinking
·Overview of how system science ideas relate to real world problem and solution contexts.
·Definitions of Engineering Systems, Product, Service and Enterprise Contexts and the relationship between Capability and Solution.
Unit 3: SE Life Cycle
·Overview of life cycle principles and standards, introduction to the principles of Model Based SE (MBSE),
·Life Cycle workshop, SE Life Cycle case studies
Unit 4: Systems Modelling
·Overview of modelling principles, the role dynamic and static models, overview of different kinds of hard and soft modelling method, introduction to multi method approaches