SysML 201 - Model-Based Engineering Fundamentals: Creating SysML Models

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SysML 201 - Model-Based Engineering Fundamentals: Creating SysML Models

Course Description

In this SysML 201 course, you'll go beyond the comprehension skills you acquired in DEF 4508P - SysML 101-Model-Based Engineering-Fundamentals: Understanding SysML Models. Take your model-based engineering skills to the next level by learning to implement essential concepts through hands-on sessions and exercises with a representative Systems Modeling Language (SysML) tool. These skills will be reinforced by doing useful things with the resulting SysML models – not just building them for the sake of documentation. You will experience the critical difference between authoring a SysML model with elements versus simply drawing diagrams. With the resulting knowledge, you will be equipped to expand your organization’s model-based enterprise capabilities.

Course Content


  • Context for creating system models using SysML
  • Getting familiar with a representative SysML tool


  • Use cases (uc)
  • Requirements (req)


  • Packages and model organization (pkg)
  • Block and instance basics (bdd)
  • Block connectivity (ibd)
  • Block parametrics (par) and support for analysis, trade studies, and modeling and simulation (M&S) interoperability


  • State machines and state-based behavior (stm)
  • Activities and function-based behavior (act)
  • Interactions and message-based behavior (sd)


  • Cross-cutting SysML relationships
  • Capstone team competition including an accelerated
    model-based acquisition experience
  • Team collaboration via model-based repositories
Requirements & Materials




  • Notebook and CD-ROM of course notes, exercises and sample models

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, managers, and technicians who need to author SysML models themselves or effectively lead others to do so.

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What You Will Learn

  • Models in a SysML tool that include the nine standard diagrams learned in SysML 101 and their associated model constructs
  • SysML activity models that are executable (e.g., to operate a system)
  • SysML models that contain calculations and execute parametric simulations
  • System requirements based on analysis calculations
  • How to auto-generate requirements traceability matrices
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the benefits and costs of implementing SysML models in a real SysML tool (versus sketching SysML diagrams in a drawing tool).
  • Learn how SysML bridges diverse models for analysis, simulation, and trade studies.
  • Experience how SysML supports model-based request for proposals (RFPs) and model-based responses during a capstone team competition.
  • Gain exposure to executable state machines and how they form the architecture for behaviors in complex systems.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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