Graduate Certificate - Model Based Systems Engineering

Recent advances in technology demands and the increased level of interconnectivity achieved through Internet and broadband communication technology is leading to systems that are increasingly complex. To manage this complexity, computational modeling and data resources have become nearly ubiquitous in Systems Engineering, driving the profession from a document-centric paradigm to a model-centric one. Model Based Systems Engineering provides the means to construct models that capture system structure, behavior, and requirements and maintain consistency of these models automatically between collaborating engineers. These models can then be used in tandem with engineering and mathematics tools to quickly gain insight into the overall system performance over the entire lifecycle before a system component is ever made.

This graduate certificate program provides practicing engineers the opportunity to develop the necessary skills in the use of current modeling techniques to develop and simulate complex, multi-disciplinary engineering systems. In addition, engineers will learn methods to automate data acquisition for system development, establish rules for reusability of model resources, and acquire necessary skills for simulating the designed systems.  

For prerequisites regarding the courses below, please visits the Catalog of Courses provided by the Registrar's Office.

SysEng 6541 (433) Distributed Systems Modeling
Introduction to systems modeling with software tools, focusing on distributed computing systems. Topics covered include object oriented engineering, network communication principles, Unified Modeling Language (UML), distributed system algorithms and protocols for system operability.

SysEng 6542 (435) Model Based Systems Engineering
This course covers the use of models to represent systems and the underlying system elements, components, etc. The systems modeling language (SysML) is examine to show and how it can be used to shift systems engineering from a document centric paradigm to one that is model centric. Topics also include executable systems architectures, model repository, integration of models and information, and use of Model Based Systems Engineering in a distributed system.

SysEng 6239 (479) Smart Engineering Systems Design
This course covers the emerging approaches for designing of smart engineering systems architectures for complex systems through evolutionary acquisition, namely; adaptive architecture generation for system of systems, complexity theory, evolutionary programming, fuzzy logic, collaborative behavior, artificial life, and chaos.

EMGT 5411 (374) Engineering Design Optimization
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of optimal design as an element of the engineering design process. The use of optimization as a tool in the various stages of product realization and management of engineering and manufacturing activities is stressed. The course stresses the application of nonlinear programming methods.

Admission Requirements
This certificate program is open to all persons holding a BS, MS, or PhD degree with a degree in Engineering or hard science with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and who have a minimum of 12 months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses. In order to receive a Graduate Certificate, the student must have an cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses. Once admitted into the program, a student will be given three years to complete the program.

Students admitted to the Certificate Program will have non-degree graduate status but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses, they will be admitted to the appropriate MS program if they apply. The Certificate course taken by students admitted to the MS program will count towards their master’s degree. Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the courses in the Certificate Program will be allowed to take "bridge" courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal Certificate courses.