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Systems-Based Modeling and Simulation (SBMS) Certificate

At the basis of systems engineering is the ability to compose well-understood solutions and new approaches into working systems or system of systems as well as to decompose and analyze complex systems to understand their behavior and functionality.  Modeling and simulation provide tools to analyze the influence of formal modeling and model construction on the discipline of Systems Engineering as well as tools to "work with the virtual system and ensure feasibility and usability before the first prototype is build".  This modeling approach influences the basic system engineering principles of models and architectures that govern fundamental model and system development.  This linkage provides the rationale for a certificate between Systems Engineering and M&S.

SBMS Certificate Requirements

The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering will offer the SBEM certificate with the following requirements:

Required Coursework:
MSIM 601: Intro to M&S
ENMA 660: System Architecture and Modeling

MSIM 601 is a required course for all M&S students and provides an initial skill set for students to prepare them for utilization of M&S in their further studies.  ENMA 660 teaches the essential aspects of the systems architecture paradigm through development and analysis of multiple architecture frameworks and enterprise engineering.  This skill set is essential for a systems-based modeling approach to problem solving.

Note that MSIM 611/612 can be substituted for MSIM 601 with prior approval by Department Chairman.

Choose 2 of the Following 3 Courses:
ENMA 715/815: Systems Analysis
ENMA 710: Modeling and Analysis of Systems
ENMA 723/823: Enterprise System Dynamics

These courses enhance the required courses by including additional skill sets in support of systems engineering such as:
a) Application of scientific and engineering efforts to transform an operational need into a defined system configuration through the interactive process of design, test, and evaluation (ENMA 715/815);
b) Discussion of the development of modern modeling paradigms for deterministic and stochastic complex and dynamic systems (ENMA 710);
c) In-depth development of system dynamics modeling and simulation techniques as a problem solving technique (ENMA 723/823).