SYLLABUS ISE 541 Fall 2007 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING THEORY AND PRACTICE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Instructor: John Schroeder Phone: 949 922-3264 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Thurs 5:00 to 6:00 PM, GER 205 Class: Thurs 6:30-9:10 PM, OHE 120 Phone during office hours: (949) 922-3264 Teaching Assistant: Mayank Mohan Phone during office hours: E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: TBD Textbooks: Systems Engineering and Analysis, 4th edition. Benjamin S. Blanchard and Wolter J. Fabrycky, 2005 Prentice Hall, Inc. Class Notes: Class notes will be posted on the Distance Education Network (DEN). Additional Reading Assignments: Supplemental reading will occasionally be required. Such material will be posted on DEN prior to the assignment. Two supplemental sources provided and referenced in the Course Schedule below are: 1. The INCOSE Systems Engineering Vision (ISEV) 2. The Air Force SMC Systems Engineering Handbook (SMC) Other sources will be posted during the semester from INCOSE, NASA, and Subject Matter Experts. All sources used are 2001 or later Website: DEN Website: http://den.usc.edu Blackboard: http://learn.usc.edu Administrative: DEN Technical Support DEN Homework DEN Exams and Proctoring DEN Administrative Questions Mary Ordaz, Student Services Graduate Advisor 213-821-1321 213-740-9356 213-821-3136 213-740-4488 213-740-4886 Course Objectives: To acquaint the student with the theory and practice of systems engineering with an emphasis on techniques in use today for large scale systems development. The student will become familiar with the organizations and standards most relevant in that context. Students will create selected systems engineering artifacts and perform an exercise in planning the systems engineering activities for a hypothetical program. Upon completion, the student will be conversant in most of today’s methodologies and be exposed to developments leading to the future of systems engineering. The course provides a firm foundation for subsequent classes Systems Architecture and Engineering. Prerequisites: none COURSE SCHEDULE: CLASS/DATE #1 Aug 30 TOPIC(s) READING (before class) Introduction, Course Overview, Definitions, LifeCycles Text Ch1, and 2.1 thru 2.3 # 2 Sept 06 SE today, trends in SE, key organizations, standards, and Process Models; Properties of well written requirements Text 2.4 thru 2.7, INCOSE VISION #3 Sept 13 INCOSE Handbook excerpt (provided) pp 99-122 System Level Requirements Analysis, Sources of rqts, Systems Rqts Document, Technical Performance Measures #4 Sept 20 Conceptual System Design, Trade Studies Text Ch 3 #5 Sept 27 Functional Analysis: Functional Flows, QFD, Use Cases Text Ch 3, Appendix A #6 Oct 04 Preliminary System Design, Design Synthesis, Requirements Allocation Ch 4,5 & To be provided (INCOSE) #7 Oct 11 MIDTERM #8 Oct 18 System Engineering Plans and the Class Project Ch 18, SMC Appendix C5 #9 Oct 25 Verification, Test and Evaluation-Planning and Execution Ch 6 & to be provided #10 Nov 01 Design for Reliability, Maintainability, Human Factors, Supportability, and Producibility Ch 12 thru 16 #11 Nov 08 Work Breakdown Structure, Integrated Master Plan, Integrated Master Schedule Ch 18 & to be provided #12 Nov 15 Risk Analysis and Mitigation Ch 19, SMC pp 89-92 THANKSGIVING #13 Nov29 C4ISR Architecture Framework To be provided #14 Dec 06 Unified Modeling Language, SysML and Closing Thoughs To be provided Dec 13 FINAL EXAMINATION COURSE ASSIGNMENTS (Homework): NUMBER NAME OF ASSIGNMENT DUE DATE (week) 1 System Specification – Well Written Requirements Examples 3 2 Technical Performance Metrics 4 3 Plan and Metrics for one Trade Study 5 4 Functional Flow Block Diagram 6 5 Requirements Allocation Sheet 8 6 One page essay on Verification 11 7 Example Risk Matrix and Mitigation Plan 13 CLASS PROJECT (by teams): Systems Engineering Management Plan (see below) NOTE: The assignments are chosen to provide tangible experience in important SE methodologies. Submission of Homework by DEN Students: – Send your homework to DEN by email (or fax) – DEN email submission: [email protected] – On Blackboard, for ISE 541,click on DEN Homework for forms and instructions Submission of Homework by On Campus Students: – Drop off hard copies in the DEN office – Your name, course name and time, instructor name on the front GRADING METHOD: The class grade is based on a combination of the assignments, midterm, project and final examination. The weight for each category is as follows: Assignments (lowest score not counted) 25% Mid Term 25% Final Examination 25% Systems Engineering Management Plan Project 25% 100% The grade for any homework assignment will be reduced by one letter grade per week unless prior arrangement is made with the instructor. USC Grading Policies shall be followed. PROJECT: Background: The Systems Engineering Management Plan documents the SE processes to be employed on the program for which it is written. When done well and done early (subject to change) it is a significant risk mitigator in terms of cost and schedule. Teams will create a SEMP for a hypothetical program of their choosing. Guidance for the SEMP will be given during the course, but the structure is to include the following topics: Other topics usually found in a SEMP may be included, but are not required for this assignment. Requirements Analysis Functional Analysis and Allocation Synthesis Risk Management Technical Performance Measures Technical Reviews Description of Systems Engineering Products Teams will present a 30 minute summary of their SEMP during class 15 Academic Integrity Statement -"“The Viterbi School of Engineering adheres to the University's policies and procedures governing academic integrity as described in SCampus. Students are expected to be aware of and to observe the academic integrity standards described in SCampus, and to expect those standards to be enforced in this course”. Students with Disabilities: "Any Student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me (or to TA) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is (213)740-0776”.