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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6018
Tracking Number - 5132

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For Electrical Eng - Elective. Repeat? Grade? Desc long; LO? Emailed 2/10/15. Recd 7/28/15. Repeatable up to 3 times. GC Appd 8/28/15. To USF sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. EEL 6103 approved as 6018 Effective 10/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-11-03
  2. Department: Electrical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 2106000
  5. Contact Person: Jessica Procko
  6. Phone: 8139746318
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EEL
  9. Number: 6018
  10. Full Title: System of Systems Eng & Model
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): System of Systems Eng & Model
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: A methodical, disciplined approach for the design, realization, technical management, operations, and implementation of a system. Methodologies based on System of Systems Engineering approach to solve complex engineering problems will be presented.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Required course for the MSEE-P program.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 1 time
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
  29. Objectives: a. To introduce students to concepts and methodologies of System of Systems (SoS) engineering.

    b. To familiarize students with trans-disciplinary SoS based applications.

    c. To encourage students to apply SoS concepts throughout their engineering career.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Module 1 Learning Objectives

    After this session, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the systems engineering terminology

    • Understand the hierarchy of Systems and System of Systems Engineering

    • Analyze the characteristics, stages and Approaches of Systems Engineering life cycle

    Module 2 Learning Objectives

    After this session, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and Implement a feasibility study and a business plan.

    • Develop the Concept of Operations (ConOps)

    • Understand and analyze the system requirements

    • Meet and implement the requirements

    Module 3 Learning Objectives

    After this session, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and design high-level and detailed design processes.

    • Analyze System Implementation, Integration and Decomposition process.

    • Differentiate the System validation and verification process.

    Module 4 Learning Objectives

    After this session, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze and describe agility, Scrum and Power to the Edge in the context of Systems Engineering.


  31. Major Topics: Module I

    1. Introduction to Agile System of Systems Engineering

    a. Part I

    SE Roles

    b. Part II

    Terminology & Concepts

    c. Part III

    Life Cycles & Processes

    Module II

    2. Introduction to Module 2 & Class Project Overview

    a. Part I - Phase (-0): Exploratory Stage/Regional Architecture/Base-line

    b. Part II - Phase (1): Feasibility Study

    c. Part III - Phase (2): Concept of Operations (ConOps)

    d. Part IV - Phase (3): System Requirements

    Module III

    3. Introduction to Module 3

    a. Part I - Phase (4): High and Low level Design

    b. Part II - Modeling Approaches Overview

    • UML, SysUML, BPMN

    • Case Study: ATM Application

    c. Part III - Phase (5): System Implementation & Testing

    d. Part IV - Phase (6): Integrations & Verification

    e. Part V – Phase (7): System Validation

    f. Part VI – Phase (8): Operation & Maintenance

    g. Part VII – Phase (9): Retirement & Replacement

    Module IV

    4. Special Topics

  32. Textbooks: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS, Fifth Edition, by Benjamin S. Blanchard and Wolter J. Fabrycky, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: a. INCOSE SE Handbook

    b. NASA SE Handbook

    c. Relevant literature on applied System of Systems approaches

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Competency Checks 30%

    Discussions (Participation) 10%

    Class Project 50%

    Team Activity (Group Work) 10%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Electrical Engineering MSEE-P
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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