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Model-based Systems Engineering: Foundations

The course provides basic knowledge and tools for Model-based Systems Engineering with Object-Process Methodology, focusing on conceptual modeling of a system, giving learners a competitive advantage over their peers.

Model-based Systems Engineering: Foundations
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Estimated 5 weeks
5–6 hours per week
Self-paced
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Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is a contemporary systems engineering methodology that uses conceptual models for communication between system architects, designers, developers, and stakeholders. Object-Process Methodology (OPM, ISO 19450) is an MBSE language and methodology for constructing domain-independent conceptual models of all kinds of systems. The course provides systems engineers and others with basic knowledge and tools for MBSE using OPM, focusing on conceptual modeling of systems, giving learners a competitive advantage over their peers.

OPM has a small set of symbols and one kind of diagram, making it easy to learn and enjoyable to use. Every OPM model is composed of objects and processes, connected by relations.

OPM models include two ways of expression: graphical (Object-Process Diagram) and verbal (Object-Process Language). The methodology enables complexity management of systems via hierarchical composition. OPM is a formal yet intuitive approach to conceptual modeling. It is implemented in OPCloud, a novel Web-based OPM modeling environment.

During the course, you will learn the process of system design and development using MBSE with OPM. The course content was produced to be informative and entertaining. You will model various real-life systems in OPM – mainly technological, but also social and natural. Learning is made interactive through diverse, engaging exercises.

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What you'll learn

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● The basics of Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

● The basics of Object-Process Methodology (OPM)

● How to construct conceptual models in OPM using OPCloud

● How to communicate the purpose, function, and enablers of a system via a conceptual model

● How to construct conceptual models of technological, social and natural systems

● How to identify the function, structure, and behavior of a system

● How to manage the complexity of a system model

How to model synchronous and asynchronous systems

● Model-based Systems Engineering and Object-Process Methodology

● OPM Objects, Processes, and States

● Relations between Things

● Creation and consumption of objects

● Transitions between object states

● System aspects: Function, structure, and behavior

● Object-Process Language

● The System Diagram

● System purpose, beneficiary, and benefit

● System function: Main process and its operand

● Process enablers: Agent and instrument

● System boundary and environment

● Problem occurrence

● Refinement and why we need it

● Refining synchronous processes: In-zooming

● Link uniqueness and model fact representation principles

● Refining asynchronous processes: Unfolding

● Refining objects: View Diagram

● Objects and processes as features of each other

● SD - The top-level OPD

● SD1 - The first detail level

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