Jun 12, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SYEG 640 Systems Architecture II: Model Based Systems Engineering

3 semester hours

This course is a follow on course to Systems Architecture that incorporates the use of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) with an additional focus on the Object Management Group’s standard system modeling language (SysML). Topics include the history of and influences on MBSE; the role of Ontologies and Meta Models in MBSE; model usage for requirements analysis, specialty engineering, systems architecting, functional analysis, trade space analysis, performance analysis and costing; MBSE in the context of Model Based Engineering (MBE) across disciplines (Systems, Software, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.); and examples of MBSE including System of Systems, Mission Analysis, Operational/Business analysis, and platform-specific system trades space analysis. The SysML focus area will concentrate on development of SysML and physics-based model examples using modeling tool suites to facilitate understanding of the four pillars of SysML: Structure, Behavior, Requirements, and Parametrics, and translate those models into practical solutions. Students will learn to plan the use of MBSE processes and methods in the Systems Engineering lifecycle; leverage the systems architecture context for systems models and specify the boundary conditions for subsequent analytic and simulation studies; select the appropriate level of granularity for modeling various systems engineering trades; use standards-based tools to create, update, and deploy system models; and conduct engineering trade study analyses based on system Quality Attributes.

Prerequisite: SYEG 500 .