This module can only be taken as part of the Systems Engineering MSc

Allowing you to explore the problem space using a pluralistic SE problem-exploration approach, modelling the nature of the problem and allowing an initial logical architecture and requirements to be created and reviewed. This will draw on methods, tools and techniques studied during ISSE and PASD.

At a glance

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

What you will learn

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


  • Evaluate the appropriateness of Enterprise modelling and SE tools and methods to an example problem space
  • Plan and conduct Requirements management processes to create and review Stakeholder Requirements
  • Plan and conduct logical architecture modelling to describe one or more whole system solution concepts
  • Create and review a through life approach plan, including consideration of mission analysis, requirements and logical architecture
  • Evaluate the challenges of remote group working and other aspects of the professional practice of SE in the conduct of problem analysis and concept definition life cycle processes

Core content

Unit 1: Problem Exploration

•       Analyse problem situation and its context/environment
•       Understand the nature of enterprise systems and how they relate to a problem situation
•       Apply SE tools and techniques to explore problem situations

Unit 2: Concept Definition: Mission Analysis (MA)

•       Evaluate the application and development of scenario modelling and OA methods to quantify a problem context and support problem exploration
•       Evaluate applicability of SE tools to support MA

Unit 3: System Definition: Requirements Engineering

•      Applying requirements engineering to create requirement views related to MA
•       Apply requirements management to document, review and configure requirements specifications
•       Overview of tools and case studies

Unit 4: Systems Definition: Logical Architecture (LA)

•       Applying static and dynamic system modelling to describe and assess logical solution options (including  functional and dependability views)
•       Update requirements to account for changes identified during LA
Unit 5: Through Life Planning

•       Applying life cycle management and review to combine MA, LA and Requirement views into a solution option, assess whole life costs and risks
•       Overview of data management, individual and team roles and skills, ethics and case studies


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