Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Have knowledge of the most important system engineering
- Have knowledge about tools for system modelling and
- Know of methods for simulating or emulating automated
production systems to test control logic and validate broader
impact of automation projects on production / logistics system
performance with metrics for capacity and bottleneck utilization,
material flow, inventory levels.
- Know how to proactively design for and manage system lifecycle
- Understands system engineers’ role and responsibilities.
- Is able to apply systems engineering tools to realistic
- Develop simple simulation and emulation models to validate
impact of automation projects on manufacturing / logistics systems
and overall system performance using queuing theory and
- Can formulate an effective plan for gathering and using
- Must be able to rationalize and scientifically justify the use
of a specific model for a given problem.
- Is able to recognize the value and limitations of modelling and
- Should be able to develop models for pre-testing various
- Should be able to communicate with rest of the organization
about impact of automation / steering on metrics for production
unit / logistics system.
- Should be able to develop a systems engineering plan for a
- Should be able to judge the applicability of any proposed
process, strategy, or methodology for systems engineering using the
fundamental concepts from disciplines such as of probability,
economics, and cognitive science.
Type of instruction
The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of
teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.
Extent and expected workload
Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is
150 hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Systems Engineering and Validation|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|