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inf965 - Foundations of STS Eng.: Systems Engineering (Complete module description)
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Module label Foundations of STS Eng.: Systems Engineering
Module abbreviation inf965
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Fundamentals/Foundations
Responsible persons
  • Hahn, Axel (module responsibility)
  • Fränzle, Martin Georg (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
No participant requirement
Skills to be acquired in this module
Professional competences
The students:
  • Designing and maintaining complex artefacts are a mayor challenge of engineering for decades. System Engineering is an approach to handle this complexity.
  • are aware of the challenges of complexity by completing this module
  • know how systems engineering can address these while designing complex but reliable, dependable and safe products. A major cornerstone is to know the concept of a system and to describe it using appropriate modelling techniques. The student
  • starts think in systems as an aggregation of components systems that may again be a component of an aggregated system up to the concepts of systems of systems. They
  • are able to understand the effects of single components attributes on the system as a hole including humans a elements of complex systems.
Methodological competences:
The students:
  • are able to apply system-engineering methodologies and methods to understand requirements, to design, implement and test systems.
Professional competences
The students:
  • usage of engineering tools will provide practical experience.
Social competences
The students:
  • are aware of the role complex systems play in our society and got and understanding of complexity management as a Self-competences:s in engineering.
Module contents
The module consists of a lecture and an exercise part: Lecture: Introduction to the concepts of systems, methodologies and methods of systems engineering. As special emphasis is put on the usage of SYSML as a modelling approach. Exercises: Own design experiences by using engineering methods and tools.
Recommended reading
  • Tim Weilkiens, Systems Engineering with SysML/UML: Modeling, Analysis, Design, MK/OMG Press, 2011
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency every semester
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module
Teaching/Learning method 1VL + 1Ü
Previous knowledge keine
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 SoSe und WiSe 28
Exercises 2 SoSe und WiSe 28
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period