This first module in a series of seven uses videos, case studies, written materials, guided discussions, and team projects to introduce learners to fundamental concepts in SE and MBSE. Concepts include the importance of SE and MBSE, natural and engineered systems, simple and complex systems, models of systems, the foundations of systems engineering, and the ongoing transition to model-based systems in production and manufacturing engineering.
This asynchronous, instructor-facilitated module is expected to require 10-15 hours of active participation and is available for three weeks. Learners will watch short videos, read materials provided, participate in guided discussions, and complete online quizzes and other assignments. The instructor will participate in the discussions and provide feedback on assignments. Assignments will have specific due dates. A certificate of satisfactory completion will be awarded to each learner who receives a score of at least 80% on all required assignments. Learners are encouraged and expected to participate in discussions and other class activities regularly.