This module can only be taken as part of the Systems Engineering MSc or as an elective of the Defence and Security Programme

Preparing you to undertake System Engineering (SE) activities associated with the Concept Definition and System Definition elements of a Model Base SE approach.  Going from Enterprise needs to a logical solution options, Including consideration of dependability and through life plans.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£920 - Accredited Short Course fee

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:


  • Evaluate the application of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Concept Definition and Systems Definition life cycle processes to complex problems
  • Create Mission Analysis models using scenario based modelling, to explore enterprise needs
  • Create logical system architecture views to describe one or more whole system solution concepts
  • Apply Requirements Management processes to create and review Stakeholder Requirements
  • Plan a through life approach, including consideration of dependable system issues and whole life cost

Core content

Unit 1: Model Based SE Life Cycle Processes

  • Overview of Life Cycle management and how SE Concept, Definition, Realisation and Deployment processes are related in a Model Based approach.
  • Extended context cover Mission Analysis, Logical Architecture and Requirements theory and models.

    Unit 2: Model Based Concept Definition

  • Overview of how an Enterprise explores possible problems within its overall strategy, working with diverse stakeholders to balance their needs, enterprise goals, technology maturity and wider issues and regulations.
  • Using Mission Analysis (MA) scenario modelling and OA to define problem context and stakeholder needs.

    Unit 3: Model Based System Definition

  • Overview of System Architecture and Requirements engineering as part of a model-based approach.
  • Using architecting notations to define Logical Architectures (LA), iterations between LA and MA.
  • Defining Stakeholder & System Requirements, requirements specification and review methods.

    Unit 4: Dependable Systems and Through Life Planning

  • Overview of system dependability and how it is considered as part of LA, planning through life SE activities to consider dependability (e.g. Human Factors, Safety, Security, Reliability, Support and Sustainability etc.) and other solution delivery issues, assessing whole life cost and risk.
  • Using dependability models views to expand LA and create dependability requirements.
  • Defining project plans, cost and risk based on LA and MA models in the context of enterprise planning

  • Upgrade to a professional qualification

    After successful completion of this Accredited Short Course, 10 credit points can be put towards the Systems Engineering MSc.

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