University Of South Alabama Systems Engineering Courses

University Of South Alabama Systems Engineering Courses

According to the International Standard on Systems Lifecycle Processes, systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach governing the total technical and managerial effort required to transform a set of stakeholder needs, expectations, and constraints into a solution and to support that solution throughout its life. (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015)

Course Listings

  • SE 500
    Engr Probability & Statistics
    3 cr

    Probability and statistical concepts; discrete, continuous, and joint distributions; point and interval estimation; hypothesis testing; regression and correlation analysis; analysis of variance.

  • SE 501
    Engr Operations Research
    3 cr

    Model construction, linear programming, network models, dynamic models, stochastic models, queuing theory, and decision theory.

    Pre-requisite: SE 500 Minimum Grade of B

  • SE 601
    Systems Eng Fundamentals
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of systems engineering, structure of complex systems, system development process, systems engineering management and documentation, needs analysis, requirements development, engineering design and development, integration and test, change management, process improvement. Fee.

  • SE 602
    Risk and Failure Analysis
    3 cr

    Risk Analysis needs, risk analysis methods, performance requirement analysis, trade studies, failure analysis needs, failure analysis tracking, and failure analysis methods. Pre-requisites: Requires a background in calculus-based statistics and permission of instructor. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: SE 601 Minimum Grade of C

  • SE 603
    Integration, Test & Evaluation
    3 cr

    Interface control documents, design reviews, requirements management, allocation of test methods to requirements, test plans, test procedures, test execution, and failure tracking and resolution. FEE

    Pre-requisite: SE 601 Minimum Grade of C

  • SE 604
    Software Systems Engineering
    3 cr

    Software development methodologies, software development tools, change management, software concept development, software requirements development and allocation, coding and unit test, program technical interfaces, software engineering management. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: SE 601 Minimum Grade of C

  • SE 605
    SE Project Management
    3 cr

    Management of system design, development and risk, work breakdown, structure, systems engineering management plan, design reviews, budget and schedule analyses, negotiation and conflict resolution, contracts, customer interactions, team selection, failure resolution. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: SE 601 Minimum Grade of C

  • SE 606
    Systems Architecture
    3 cr

    The systems architecture is that foundational structure of a system, capturing the core capability and structure of the system. This course will cover principles of systems architecting, system architecture drivers, relationship of systems architecture to system requirements, common tools and techniques to include design structure matrices, IDEF0, SysML, and simulation.

    Pre-requisite: SE 601 Minimum Grade of C

  • SE 607
    Systems Simulation
    3 cr

    This course rigorously examines system modeling and simulation methodologies, emphasizing statistical analysis and discrete-event simulation via simulation software.

    Pre-requisite: SE 601 Minimum Grade of C

  • SE 690
    Special Topics in SE
    3 cr

    Topics of current interest in Systems Engineering. Fee.

  • SE 692
    Directed Study in SE
    3 cr

    Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of Systems Engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

    Pre-requisite: OT 547

  • SE 699
    Dissertation in SE
    1 TO 6 cr

    An investigation of an original problem in Systems Engineering under the guidance of the student’s major professor. Prerequisite: Approval of the dissertation prospectus by the student’s Advisory Committee, the Graduate School, and consent of the Director of Engineering Graduate Studies.


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