Applied Systems Engineering Laboratory

Course Description

Apply a working knowledge of systems engineering methods, techniques, processes and tools to a case study. The case study is a satellite mission titled: Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). Gain an introduction to the space mission domain and then use this domain to demonstrate their systems engineering knowledge. Thoroughly investigate a fully functioning instructional nano-satellite (EyasSAT) to demonstrate component test and evaluation, integration and full system functional testing.

Note: This course is available as a contract offering only at the Atlanta campus.

Contract Only Course

This course is available for contract only. Please fill out this form if you are interested in this offering.

Who Should Attend

Systems engineers, design engineers, scientists, project directors and software engineers with a desire to practice systems engineering principles on a relevant “case study” system

How You Will Benefit

  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying systems engineering methods, techniques and tools.

  • Indentify, define, develop and understand customer requirements and translate into real "design-to" factors.

  • Perform design trades across multiple dimensions including requirements, design variables, technologies, cost, schedule and risk.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to verify and validate a new product.

  • Apply systems engineering principles to relevant projects while identifying interoperability, support and life-cycle issues.

  • Recognize and utilize the multidisciplinary aspects of systems engineering.

  • Work effectively in teams.


  • Space mission lifecycle
  • Space mission architecture
  • Mission and systems baselines
  • Functional baseline – mission arch resign
  • Space mission baselines development
  • Mission architecture development – SysML application
  • Design to baseline – SC architecture
  • Design to baseline – SC subsystems
  • Space mission baselines verification
  • Space mission cost estimation
  • Build to baseline – SC design and sizing
  • As built baseline – subsystems V&V
  • Robust design and space mission validation
  • Robust design – Taguchi method
  • Design of experiments
  • As built baseline – integration and test
  • Flight readiness review

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Carlee Bishop, Ph.D.