EG6102: Integrated Systems Engineering

EG6102: Integrated Systems Engineering

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Integrated Systems Engineering
Module Code EG6102
Module Tutor Salah Al-Majeed
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The aims of this module are to give students: (i) practical knowledge of design and requirements engineering from a systems and model based viewpoint; (ii) an understanding of the relation between system design, system architecture, and verification and validation (V&V); (iii) an introduction to and practice with software and systems modelling languages, methods, and commercially available tools; and (iv) an introduction to system modelling and analysis in support of design.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will focus on quality management systems and standards, Process and management tools; Managing product and project complexity, the product life cycle, Requirements engineering, Modelling and simulation. Reliability and maintainability, Diagnosis, Diagnosability, Prognosis, System integration, security and performance analysis, Real and near-real time software and operating systems characteristics, Multi-level and networked architectures, Control of highly nonlinear and complex systems, AI toolbox methods

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the processes and tools required throughout the engineered system lifecycle.

  2. Critically apply systems engineering methods and techniques to a given problem in order to design and build a real system, and evaluate the outcome and methods used.

  3. Be able to design and analyse the performance and reliability characteristics of a software based embedded control system.

  4. Have a critical understanding of the interaction and trade-off between software and hardware elements of a (mechatronic) system.

  5. Explain the relationship between systems models and constructed system, and to consider the external impacts upon a system performance and recognise constraints on systems design.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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