Model Based System Engineering with SysML

Course 3682

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Foundation

Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) is a megatrend in modern software and systems engineering – the key element in larger engineering transformation initiatives. Model-based, not document-based, MBSE clarifies understanding and has been empirically proven to significantly accelerate development projects.

This 3-day Hands-On course provides a solid grounding in MBSE project processes and how to build robust models using SysML notation and diagrams. Attendees will receive a solid grounding in MBSE and SysML with the understanding and confidence to participate and be successful as modern-day system engineers.

The course case study evolves from concept to full model and is achieved through comprehensive hands-on exercises developed entirely by the attendee. Those attending can choose to use Dassault/Magic Draw/Cameo or Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Model Based System Engineering Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

  • Upskill your whole team by bringing Private Team Training to your facility.

Important Engineering with SysML course information:

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the six goals of Model Based System Engineering
  • Transition through the four pillars of MBSE from Requirements to Structure to Behavior to Parametrics
  • Create and relate all 9 SysML diagrams with an understanding of the underlying model
  • Structure the model for testing, validation and requirements satisfaction
  • Leverage continued support with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching and computing sandbox

Certification Exam Information:

  • 40 questions
  • The passing score is 28/40 (70%)
  • This APMG exam will be invigilated during class by your instructor

Model Based System Engineering Instructor-Led Training Outline

  • What is System Engineering Transformation?
  • Engineering Challenges
  • INCOSE Definition of MBSE
  • MBSE Benefits
  • An Architectural Approach
  • Document Generation
  • Activity: Discussion of modeling needs
  • Review Questions
  • References
  • Chapter Summary
  • Historical Context System Engineering
  • Waterfall to Agile/DevOps Tie In
  • Iterative and Incremental Development
  • Historical Context SysML
  • UML Roots
  • UML Diagram Set
  • Early vs Late Iteration
  • SysML Diagram Overview (9 not 13)
  • Four pillars of MBSE
  • Laying out a Model
  • Case Study – Shop and Go Smart Cart
  • Exercise 2.1 – Creating and Organizing a Model with SysML
  • Review Questions
  • References
  • Chapter Summary
  • What are Requirements?
  • Requirement Classification
  • Activity: Discussion – are these requirements?
  • Inputs to Requirements
  • Why start with the functional model?
  • Shop and Go Brief Description
  • SysML Notational Elements
  • Use Case Diagrams
  • Use Case Text
  • Activity Diagrams
  • Developing Use Cases
  • Identifying Actors
  • Exercise 3.1 – Discussion Identifying Actors and Use Cases
  • Debrief
  • Exercise 3.2 – Hands-On Adding Use Cases in SysML
  • Review Questions
  • References
  • Chapter Summary
  • Composite Structure Diagrams (not in SysML)
  • Replaced by Block Definition Diagrams (BDDs)
  • <<block>> icon and symbology
  • Hierarchical Diagrams
  • Instances vs Type
  • Instances on BDDs
  • Exercise 4.1 – Overall Discussion of a Smart Cart
  • Debrief
  • Exercise 4.2 – Implementing and using BDDs
  • Debrief
  • Specialization on BDDs
  • Activity 4.3 – Demonstration of serialization
  • Correlating Different Diagrams
  • Software/Firmware Modeling within a System
  • Creating UML Class Diagrams
  • Process steps
  • Associations and Roles
  • Exercise 4.4 – Hands-On creating a Class Diagram
  • Debrief
  • Package Diagrams
  • Review Questions
  • References
  • Chapter Summary
  • Six Goals of MBSE (6 slides)
  • How Much modeling is needed?
  • Modeling Process Walkthrough
  • Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Concerns
  • Capturing and Coordinating Concerns
  • Adding new requirements
  • Exercise 5.1 – Demonstration of upgrading a model
  • Requirements Diagrams
  • <<Satisfies>> and <<Validates>> relationships
  • Copy and Trace
  • Don’t Panic – it is simpler than it looks
  • Exercise 5.2 – Hands-On Adding a Requirements Diagram
  • Review Questions
  • References
  • Chapter Summary
  • Moving from Structure to Behavior
  • Nature of Sequence Diagrams
  • Relating Activity Diagrams and Sequence Diagrams
  • Exercise 6.1 – Group Discussion – Flow of Make Purchase use case
  • Debrief
  • Exercise 6.2 – Hands On – Creating a Sequence Diagram
  • Debrief
  • State Modeling
  • What is State?
  • What is State Really?
  • Nature of State Diagrams
  • Sub-States
  • Ensuring absolutely every path is understood
  • Actions and guard conditions
  • Error detection vs error prevention
  • Exercise 6.3 – Group Discussion – States in Make Purchase
  • Debrief
  • Exercise 6.4 – Hands On – Adding a State Diagram
  • Debrief
  • Review Questions
  • References
  • Chapter Summary
  • Know before you build
  • What are parametrics?
  • Defining a mathematical condition by formula
  • Exercise 7.1 – Group Discussion How big should the battery be?
  • Debrief
  • Exercise 7.2 – Hands-On Adding a Parametric Diagram
  • Debrief
  • Prove before you build
  • Automated validation of model elements
  • Running a simulation
  • Manual simulation
  • Automated simulation
  • Exercise 7.3 – Hands-On Running a Manual Simulation
  • Review Questions
  • References
  • Chapter Summary
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Next Steps
  • Related Courses
  • Lagniappe

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Model Based System Engineering FAQs

The course is intended as a comprehensive introduction to MBSE and SysML intended for practicing engineers, software developers, or those with similar backgrounds. It is also useful as an overview for managers who want to have an insightful talking understanding of the topic.

Participants should have a general awareness of systems engineering, software development, and Agile/DevOps processes but there are otherwise no pre-requisites.

This course demonstrates SysML use and process plus integration with Agile and DevOps.

Yes, this is a new certificate created jointly by Learning Tree International and APMG. Your certification would come from an internationally known accreditation body, APMG International.

The course uses Magic Draw/Cameo, a package that includes Magic Draw with SysML and other MBSE features.

The course also uses Sparx Enterprise Architect.

Attendees get a choice to use either Sparx or Cameo.

Yes, your exam sessions will be facilitated within the course timetable, and your online exam will be invigilated by your class Instructor.

No, the course is designed for you to take your exams during the course, which is the most optimal time for exam success. If you wish to take your exams post-class, you will need to contact our Customer Service team to arrange this.

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