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.


  • Problem Formulation
  • Requirements specification
  • Use case model
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Means and Morphological Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Simulation and modeling
  • Risk Analysis
  • Testing

Study Goals

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the need and relevance of systems engineering (SE)
  • Structure the key steps in Systems/Product Development
  • Systematically breakdown tasks and work in teams towards a common goal
  • Apply SE methodologies and SE tools in projects

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.


dr. Seyedmahdi Izadkhast (EEE)

Storage & Energy Conversion for Smart Grids

PP Sundaramoorthy

dr. Raj Thilak Rajan (SPS)

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

dr. Carlo Galuzzi (SPS)

Instruction-set architecture customizations, reconfigurable and parallel computing, brain modeling, hardware/software co-design

dr. Francesco Fioranelli (MS3)

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

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

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

R. Vismara

Last modified: 2023-11-03


Credits: 5 EC
Period: 4/0/0/0
Contact: Koen Langendoen