Systems Engineering

Existing Catalog Descriptions - Certificate Concentration Areas

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 workflows 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.

 

Controlled Systems

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.
These areas are pivotal to innovation and product enhancement. The goal is to advance the science base for the design of large-scale systems and accelerate its technological translation into sustained industrial growth. In each a certificate program in Systems Engineering, we will be following three simple concepts:

  •  Control Synthesis
  •  Modeling
  • Design Flows

The 12-credit Controlled Systems certificate program will build system engineering competency related to controlled system design and verification of physical systems. The principles of model-based design and verification will be emphasized. 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. These are first applied to a course on physical systems modeling and followed by a course on control systems. The final course builds an understanding of the design flows for model-based design and verification of controlled systems. More specifically, they are:

  1. SE 5101 – Foundations of Physical Systems Modeling
  2. SE 5202 – Foundations of Control
  3. SE 5203 – Design Flows for Control and Verification
  4. SE 5295 – Capstone Projects – Controlled Systems

The 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.

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). The courses are offered one after the other in subsequent semesters. The Controlled Systems certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of all four courses.

 

Embedded Systems

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 Embedded Systems certificate program will build competency in analytical systems engineering related to embedded software-intensive systems within a larger integrated system (e.g., a computational system that implements part of control architecture in a networked thermal fluid system such as a building climate management system). The two foundational courses will develop student’s skills in embedded systems modeling and analysis as well as formal methods as used in verification and validation. The third design flows course will take students from the requirements analysis of an embedded system through architectural selection (hardware/software), platform-based embedded system design to finally close with verification and validation of the system. 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 Embedded Systems certificate program is comprised of the following courses:

  1. SE 5301 – Embedded/Networked Systems Modeling Abstractions
  2. SE 5302 – Formal Methods
  3. SE 5303 – Design Flows for Embedded/Networked Systems
  4. SE 5395 – Capstone Projects – Embedded Systems

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 Embedded Systems certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of all four courses.