Génie industriel - Rubrique Formation - 2022

UE Systems Engineering - 4GUC11C2

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 6.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 6.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 21.0
    • Written tests 1.5


    ECTS 3.0


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.


Pierre DAVID


Introducing Systems Engineering (SE)
Motivation, System Thinking,
Processes of SE, standards
SE Management
Verification & Validation organization
Deploying SE in industry
Model-Based SE

Papyrus modelling tool

Case study

Industrial feedback on SE & MBSE

Lecture 12h, SysML & Papyrus 18h, Case study follow up 6h, Industry feedback 3h


Exam & Case study

S1 50% Exam & 50% Case Study
S2 Oral or Exam

Cette pondération est compatible avec une organisation des enseignements et des examens en distanciel

The exam is given in english only FR


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Master 1 GI SIE program - Semester 8 (this course is given in english only EN)
  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master SCM - Semester 8 (this course is given in english only EN)
  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master PD - Semester 8 (this course is given in english only EN)
see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4GUC11C2
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


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.