SYST 520 System Design and Integration (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

System design and integration methods are studied and practiced, including both structured analysis and object-oriented based techniques. The course includes the development process of functional, physical, and operational architectures for the allocation and derivation of component-level requirements for the purpose of specification production; examination of interfaces and development of interface architectures. Life cycle of systems is addressed; generation and analysis of life cycle requirements. Software tools are introduced and used for portions of the systems engineering cycle.

Instructor: Prof. Alexander H. Levis S&T II, Room 261 703 993 1619 alevis@gmu.edu

Course Call numbers: SYST 520 001 72832; SYST 520 621 76861

 

Fall 2006: W 4:30 7:10 pm in Room IN 131 (Innovation Hall)

 

COURSE OUTLINE (subject to change)

 

8/30/2006

Overview of Systems Engineering; Approaches to Design, WebCT ; B1 & Notes

9/6/2006

Systems Engineering Design Process; Structured Analysis; CORE; B2

9/13/2006

Use cases, Process modeling: IDEF0, DFD: A5, B3 & B12.3

9/20/2006

Data Modeling and Rule Modeling

9/27/2006

Requirements and design definition; B6

10/4/2006

Functional Architecture; B7

10/11/2006

Physical Architecture and Design; B8 and B9

10/18/2006

Behavioral Models and Executable Model of the Design; B12

10/25/2006

Interface Design and System Integration and Quantification; B10 & B11

11/1/2006

Midterm

11/8/2006

The Unified Modeling Language: Basic Concepts; A2

11/15/2006

The Unified Modeling Language: Diagrams; A8, A9, A11, A12

11/29/2006

Object oriented Design: A8, A9, A11, A12

12/6/2006

The Systems Modeling Language (SySML)

12/13/2006

Final Exam

 

Textbooks for Course:

(1) Dennis M. Buede, The Engineering Design of Systems, Wiley, 2000, NY.

(2) Scott W. Ambler, The Object Primer, Cambridge University Press, 2004, NY.

Bx denotes chapter x in Buede; Ax chapter x in Ambler

 

Detailed class notes by A. H. Levis and A. P. Sage

 

Student Evaluation Criteria: Homework 40%; Midterm 30%; Final 30%