Systems engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, and then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: operations, cost and schedule, performance, training and support, test, manufacturing, and disposal. SE considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs. (International Council of Systems Engineers)
The objectives of this course are to provide the student a wide understanding of the processes, methods and tools to set up to develop complex systems. Systems may cover complex product, services or organizations. The SE approach is mixing technical and management activities. One variant of SE is based on an extensive use of models to conduct the engineering activities (e.g. from stakeholders needs analysis to system design and validation). This approach named Model-Based SE is seen as the future of SE. It uses modelling languages as SysML that will be teach in the course as well as a supporting tool called Papyrus.
The student will be able to drive a SE project using MBSE practices. The course is mixing lectures given by a senior System Engineer from Schneider Electric, practices of MBSE with SysML and Papyrus with 2 members of CEA LIST (the editor of Papyrus) and a long term case study to apply the whole SE approach.Contact Pierre DAVID
Introducing Systems Engineering (SE)
Motivation, System Thinking,
Processes of SE, standards
Verification & Validation organization
Deploying SE in industry
Papyrus modelling tool
Industrial feedback on SE & MBSE
Lecture 12h, SysML & Papyrus 18h, Case study follow up 6h, Industry feedback 3h
Semester 8 - The exam is given in english only
Exam & Case study
S1 Exam & Case Study
S2 Oral or Exam
The course exists in the following branches:
Semester 8 - This course is given in english only
INCOSE (2006, June). Systems engineering handbook. In INCOSE,.
Friedenthal, S., Moore, A., & Steiner, R. (2014). A practical guide to SysML: the systems modeling language. Morgan Kaufmann.
Date of update March 5, 2019