Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
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.
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
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
Demonstrate understanding of the processes and tools required throughout the engineered system lifecycle.
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.
Be able to design and analyse the performance and reliability characteristics of a software based embedded control system.
Have a critical understanding of the interaction and trade-off between software and hardware elements of a (mechatronic) system.
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.
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