System Design

Motivated by the digital revolution and the need to produce high quality products in a globally competitive economy, the Institute aims to train engineers in urgently needed areas of analytical systems engineering which includes: a) Requirements Analysis, b) Architecture Selection and Optimization, c) Model-based Design and Development; and d) System Design Flows. The Institute curriculum decomposes the system development process into three overlapping design flows, 1) System Design, 2) Controlled Systems, and 3) Embedded Systems. The curriculum includes three certificate programs that are organized around each of these design flows. Each certificate program will begin with two courses in Fundamental Methods and Engineering Science followed by a Design Flow course. The 12-credit System Design certificate program will build competency in analytical systems engineering related to system modeling, uncertainty analysis and robust design, and standard design work flows of physical systems. Courses are sequenced to allow students to establish a solid understanding of the pillars for requirements analysis, architecture selection, model-based development methods and tools, and design flows. The final capstone project design course will provide an opportunity for the student to implement and reinforce the learning from the courses to a real-world problem. The System Design certificate program is comprised of the following courses:

  1. SE 5101 – Foundations of Physical Systems Modeling
  2. SE 5102 – Uncertainty Analysis, Robust Design and Optimization
  3. SE 5103 – Design Flows for Robust Design
  4. SE 5195 – Capstone Projects – System Design

Course Information  

All courses are comprised of 14 sessions. Each session is 3 hours and will meet one night a week from 5 – 8 pm (or 6 – 9 pm). Courses are offered one per semester. The System Design certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of all four courses.

 System Design Course Descriptions