EE4C11 Systems engineering

Topics: Introduction to systems engineering processes

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


Akira ‚ÄčEndo

dr. Seyedmahdi Izadkhast

Storage & Energy Conversion for Smart Grids

PP Sundaramoorthy

prof.dr. Paddy French

Biomedical devices, sensor technology

dr. Raj Thilak Rajan

Distributed autonomous systems, Positioning Navigation Timing (PNT), Space systems

dr. Francesco Fioranelli

Bistatic/multistatic radar systems; micro-Doppler signature characterization and classification. Chris Verhoeven

Design methodology for Analog Electronics, electronics for nano satellites, electronics for (swarm) robots Rob Kooij

Quality of multi-media services; Modelling network quality at the packet level

R. Vis

Last modified: 2022-09-02


Credits: 5 EC
Period: 4/0/0/0
Contact: Akira Endo