Model-Based Systems Engineering Certificate -- Curriculum 133

The Department of Systems Engineering offers a four-course academic certificate in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) that enables students to apply systems engineering in defense acquisition and system lifecycle support.  MBSE is an increasingly important domain in systems engineering, especially with the introduction of digital engineering initiatives.  It requires the skills necessary to create, analyze and execute models and to formally apply them throughout system development from requirements to validation.  MBSE requires mastery of modeling languages, methods and tools.  This program is targeted for mid- and upper-level engineers working in or in support of the Defense Acquisition System but has great benefit for all who seek further knowledge in the theory and practice of systems engineering.

Requirement for Entry

–Undergraduate degree with minimum 2.2 grade point average. 

Prerequisite

–Successful completion of System Engineering Certificate (282) or approval of academic associate.

Outcomes

SPECIALIZATION: Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the principles, technologies, and systems used in at least one major specialty area. These areas can be specific warfare areas, such as combat systems, total ship systems, EW, IW, avionics, undersea warfare, or net-centric systems, a single traditional engineering specialty, such as mechanical, electrical, software, aerospace engineering, or naval architecture, or specialized disciplines such as human factors, availability, or safety. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the scientific and engineering principles of the respective specialty, such as sensors, weapons, C4I systems, information systems, ship structures, hydrodynamics, power systems, and reliability. Demonstrate broad understanding of systems context of the specialization. Apply that understanding to the design of system components, sub-systems, and interfaces in the holistic context of the engineering of systems.

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4930Model-Based Systems Engineering

3

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4935Formal Methods for Systems Architecting

4

0

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4420Modeling and Simulation in Acquisition II

2

0

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SE4950System of Systems Engineering

4

0