Model-Based Systems Engineering: Documentation & Analysis is a four-week online course that will provide you with a framework for connecting disciplines and managing models for complex systems.
The course teaches both how to evaluate the suitability of a model-based systems engineering approach for specific projects and how to manage MBSE models, including determining ownership, control access, and lifecycle.
The course is well-suited for engineers and other professionals in the aerospace, automotive, defense, consumer appliances, manufacturing, and related industries; as well as systems engineering professionals, directors, or senior managers looking to innovate and optimize their operational, manufacturing, and design systems.
The courseware features video lectures, real-world case studies, interactive projects, and optional group work, and includes ungraded practice activities throughout to provide opportunities for learners to check their understanding. Forward-thinking Action Plans provide a framework for learners to apply course concepts to their specific fields.
Learners will be introduced to the basic tenets of model-based systems engineering, practice developing MBSE approaches using a medium-high complexity system of their choosing, and explore whether MBSE offers promises or limitations in the evolution of systems engineering within their industry. Instructor- and TA-lead webinars provide a forum both for learners to pose course-related questions to experts and for the experts to draw upon their own experience of today’s systems engineering challenges and solutions.
The first weeks of the course focus on building an MBSE model, theorizing scope, analyzing fit and quality. You will explore the concept of models as repositories of data with defined data structures by creating database queries and SysML diagrams, and become familiar with MBSE tools.
The middle weeks will task learners with critiquing MBSE approaches, analyzing the implementation challenges of MBSE, and becoming familiar with current debates within the MBSE community. You will critique MBSE approaches of your peers, and receive critique of yours from them. You will explore how to determine whether a project should follow an MBSE approach or retain its existing design structure.
The final weeks will focus on model management, and you will design a model management plan, considering the full life-cycle of the model. You will become familiar with recurring patterns in MBSE and benefit from knowledge of the MBSE lessons already learned in industry.
The course will prepare you to determine whether a model-based systems engineering approach is suitable for a project and develop techniques to manage data consistency within models of complex systems.
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