EE4C02 System Engineering

The course aims to develop the system engineering skills needed to design large scale, electrically enabled complex systems.


  • Introduction to systems engineering processes
  • Problem definition, collection of requirements and value system design
  • System synthesis and creativity methods
  • Process design and management
  • Gaming and complex system design
  • Systems modeling and analysis of alternatives
  • Decision making
  • Systems lifetime management and planning for actions

    Study Goals

    After the course, students will be able:
    • to manage and apply concepts and terminology related to the complex system design;
    • to manage and apply methods and tools that facilitate systems design and engineering;
    • to describe and implement process design guidelines for designing a decision making process in a multi-actor environment;
    • to determine the appropriate use of methods for addressing socio-technical design challenges;
    • to design and specify systems engineering solutions through the use of requirements analysis and conceptual designs;
    • to determine and describe subsystem interfaces, testing and calibration strategy, maintenance and modifications during the life circle;
    • to apply methods and tools to enhance creativity in design processes.

    Education Method

    The course goals are achieved via studying the theory, problem solving, and concept design. The course includes class sessions, project-based assignment and assignment defense. The class sessions include lectures covering foundations of the system engineering and case studies as well consulting of the assignment. Throughout the course student groups work on a project-based assignment. The course finishes with public defense of the projects.


    prof.dr. Alexander Yarovoy

    microwave systems, radar

    A. Verbraeck

    Last modified: 2016-09-05


Credits: 3 EC
Period: 0/0/4/2
Contact: Alexander Yarovoy