In contemporary society, almost everything is getting digital and connected. In the Systems-of-Systems Engineering course, you will learn the principles for how to make these digitalized systems collaborate effectively.
The purpose of the course is to make the participants acquainted with the concept of systems-of-systems, which means that independent systems are collaborating. The course should provide an understanding of why systems-of-systems are an important topic in the current digitalization and provide a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding important characteristics of systems-of-systems. Further, the course should give the participants a deeper knowledge of a number of key concerns that need to be considered when engineering systems-of-systems.
After the completion of the course the student shall be able to:
Present key principles of systems theory and systems-of-systems.
Describe building blocks and tools used in systems-of-systems engineering.
Explain analysis methods for key characteristics of a system-of-systems.
The course contains the following main parts:
Characteristics of systems-of-systems and important sub-classes.
Underlying principles from systems theory and systems engineering.
Methods and tools for engineering systems-of-systems.
The architecture of a system-of-systems and how it can be described.
Interoperability between constituent systems, and underlying principles for information representation.
Business models and incentives for collaborations between systems.
Analysis of trustworthiness of systems-of-systems, including risks, safety, and security.
120 credits of which at least 80 credits in engineering. In addition, Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses are given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.
Written assignment (INL1), 0,5 credits, examines learning agreement 1 (key principles of systems theory and systems-of-systems), marks Fail (U) or Pass (G).
Written assignment (INL2), 1 credit, examines learning agreement 2 (building blocks and tools used in systems-of-systems engineering), marks Fail (U) or Pass (G).
Written assignment (INL3), 1 credit, examines learning agreement 3 (analysis methods for key characteristics of a system-of-systems), marks Fail (U) or Pass (G).
Total 2.5 ECTS
A student who has a certificate from MDH regarding a disability has the opportunity to submit a request for supportive measures during written examinations or other forms of examination, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Examinations at First-cycle and Second-cycle Level at Mälardalen University (2016/0601). It is the examiner who takes decisions on any supportive measures, based on what kind of certificate is issued, and in that case which measures are to be applied.
Suspicions of attempting to deceive in examinations (cheating) are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, and are examined by the University’s Disciplinary Board. If the Disciplinary Board considers the student to be guilty of a disciplinary offense, the Board will make a decision on disciplinary action, which will be a warning or suspension.
120 credits of which at least 80 credits in engineering.
In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.
You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies, etc.Admitted students to this course may join the course any time between August 30 and October 24, 2021. With the recommended study pace of 25%, the course would take approximate seven calendar weeks to complete. Higher or lower study pace is possible as long as the course is finished no later than January 16, 2022.
You’ll find the entry requirements in the course description. After submitting your application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course. Most academic credentials from Sweden are retrieved automatically. Wait a few days after submitting your application - if you still can’t see your academic credentials on My pages, please upload them.
If you have studied in another country, you must provide transcripts of your academic studies and of your English proficiency. Exactly what you need to submit and how depends on several factors.
If the course requires work experience, you need to provide an employer’s certificate.
No academic qualifications?
The course requires that you have previous academic studies, but we validate work experience to assess if you have the knowledge that is equal to the eligibility requirements for the course.
If you don’t have the formal qualifications required, please send in a certificate of employment (current or previous) and a CV/Description of competence that describes your educational and professional background. Please include a short description of your work experience, not only the work title.