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1 Principles of Systems Engineering

2 Historical Perspective Industry identified a knowledge gap Lockheed pursued MJSP(MN Job Skills Partnership) and investigated potential partnership opportunities MJSP designee contacted U of M in 2001 U of M research determined no other comparable SE program available to serve extensive industry and business needs in the Twin Cities and surrounding area Grant developed and approved by MJSP February 2002 CCE worked with Lockheed Martin to establish a Systems Engineering Certificate program – at the time the only one in Minnesota and one of only 34 programs nationwide

3 Original Collaborators and Partners University Of Virginia Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering Department Carlson School Of Management U of MN Industry (Lockheed Martin) INCOSE Center for Technological Leadership U of MN College of Continuing Education

4 Original Certificate Program Principles of Systems Engineering Systems Engineering Practices I Systems Engineering Practices II Systems Engineering Modeling & Simulation Systems Engineering Management

5 Principles of Systems Engineering Provides an integrated introduction to systems methodology, system life cycle processes design and management Provides an overview of system engineering Examines role of systems engineering and systems integration Designed to instruct the collaborative processes used to manage transformation of technical innovation to profitable new products. Length: 40 hours

6 SE Practices I and II These two courses focused on: The successful development of complex systems from operations analysis and requirement management The comprehensive system design process Methodologies that can be used to model complex technical systems Length: 160 hours

7 Systems Modeling & Simulation Designed to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of systems analysis, modeling, and simulation. Topics include use of design evaluations using model and simulation, systems model development, systems simulation, and prototyping. Length: 40 hours

8 Systems Engineering Management An introduction to the relevant issues and required techniques for the successful management of the development of technical systems. Some of the topics include project planning, proposal management, project metrics and reporting, risk management, configuration management, quality management, security, and program reviews. Length: 40 hours

9 Optional: Statistics for Systems Engineering Key learning objectives: Provide foundations of the statistical techniques – background, applications and examples Provide training on a computer analysis tool – Minitab statistical software Analyze the computer output Explain the results to upper management – in language that can be understood Length: 40 hours

10 Delivery Formats Classroom –40 hours –Typically taught over 5 consecutive weeks –Instructor: John Palmer Online –40 hours –Typically taught over 10 consecutive weeks –Instructor: Dave Walden

11 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 1 Introduction –Course Overview –Need for systems approach to product development –Applications of systems engineering What is Systems Engineering? –Definitions and Terminology –Fundamental Tenets of Systems Engineering –Systems Engineering Life Cycles and Processes Why is Systems Engineering important? –Benefits of systems engineering –Role of systems engineering Introduction to the Course Project

12 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 2 Systems Engineering Technical Processes – I Stakeholder Requirements Definition –Stakeholder Requirements –Operational Requirements –Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs) Requirements Analysis –System Requirements –Requirements Traceability –Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) –Specifications

13 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 3 Systems Engineering Technical Processes – II Requirements Analysis (cont.) –Functional Analysis and Allocation –Tools and Techniques Architectural Design –Architecting Principles –Architectural Views of a System –Architecting Heuristics

14 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 4 Systems Engineering Technical Processes – III Implementation Integration Verification Transition Validation Operation Maintenance Disposal

15 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 5 Systems Engineering Technical Processes – IV Total Life Cycle Considerations –Reliability –Maintainability –Usability/Human Factors –Safety –Producibility –Disposability –Other ilities

16 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 6 Systems Engineering Agreement Processes System Development Models –Waterfall –Spiral –Vee –Incremental Modeling and Simulation Technical Design Reviews

17 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 7 The Systems Engineering Project Processes Planning and Tracking the Systems Engineering Effort –Project Planning –Project Assessment & Control –Decision Management –Risk & Opportunity Management –Configuration Management –Information Management –Measurement

18 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 8 SE Agreement & Enterprise/Organizational Processes Agreement Processes –Acquisition –Supply Enterprise/Organizational Processes –Life Cycle Model Management –Infrastructure Management –Project Portfolio Management –Human Resource Management –Quality Management

19 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 9 SE In Context: Now and in the Future Systems Engineering Life Cycle Revisited Innovation and Systems Engineering System Affordability Systems Engineering Soft Skills Tailoring the Systems Engineering Process Current and Future Influences on Systems Engineering

20 Online SE Principles Syllabus – Module 10 Systems Engineering Professionalism Professional Organizations Certified Systems Engineering Professionals Systems Engineering Ethics Course Project Discussions Course Recap

21 Delivery Format Moodle platform One module per week for a total of 10 weeks –Asynchronous lectures (25 – 30 minutes) –Assigned readings (INCOSE Handbook 3.2) –Weekly homework assignments –Exercises –Final group project Opportunities to interact via online discussion and weekly webinars

22 Etcetera Embedded Example System –An example system is included in the curriculum. Throughout the course, the instructor will refer to this as a real-life example of how systems thinking can be applied during the products lifecycle. Course prerequisites –Engineering degree recommended Certificate –At the completion of this non-credit course, participants receive a certificate of completion and earn 4.0 continuing education units (CEUs).

23 Clients who have attended Medtronic MTS Systems Stratasys Starkey Labs Eaton ADC General Dynamics

24 Next scheduled offering June 6 – August 26 –Skipping weeks of June 27 and July 4 –Must register online to receive access to course –Per person fee: $2,295 – Engineering/index.html –For more information, contact Mike Amidon at or (612)

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