SysML 621 - Model Authoring Problems (MAP) and Intermediate Modeling Patterns

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SysML 621 - Model Authoring Problems (MAP) and Intermediate Modeling Patterns

Course Description

SysML 621 is an intermediate course that builds on SysML 101/201. You will learn both modeling patterns (good things to do) as well as modeling anti-patterns (bad things to avoid) for each SysML concept area. The model authoring problem (MAP) approach guides you how to apply pattern-thinking via an introductory open-ended modeling experience. We provide “raw material” for a sample problem (documents, ad-hoc descriptions, etc.). Each MAP exercise outlines what your model needs to achieve. We provide guidelines – not detailed element/diagram creation steps. After working on the MAP exercises in class, you and your classmates have an opportunity to share your results. We walk through several possible solutions and discuss common approaches, both good and bad. You finalize and submit three MAP exercises for instructor review and feedback. By completing SysML 621 you gain enhanced know-how regarding creating well-formed models.

Course Content


  • Pattern approach for each SysML language area (and its corresponding elements and diagrams)
  • Sample problem intro (including ad-hoc description and raw material)
  • In-class approach: concept lectures, in-class MAP exercises, in-class discussions
  • Wrap-up approach: self-paced work to finish MAP exercises; wrap-up webcon


  • Use cases (uc)
  • Requirements (req)


  • Packages and model organization (pkg)
  • Block and instance structures (bdd)
  • Block connectivity (ibd)
  • Block parametrics (par) and execution


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


  • Cross-cutting SysML relationships
  • Simulation tools and techniques for SysML model execution

*SysML 621 covers each topic above at the intermediate level with a focus on intra-element pattern concepts.

Requirements & Materials
Important Information

All potential participants must contact Russell Peak prior to registering to receive important information regarding (a) course prerequisites, (b) course computing environment requirements, and (c) other course requirements.





  • Computer sufficient for SysML modeling


  • Course notes (in digital format)

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.

    IMPORTANT: All potential participants must contact Russell Peak prior to registering to receive important information regarding (a) course prerequisites, (b) course computing environment requirements, and (c) other course requirements.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, developers, architects, scientists, and other problem-solvers who want to take their SysML know-how to the next level. Anyone who is actively applying SysML will benefit from this course.

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What You Will Learn

  • Patterns, anti-patterns, and modeling guidelines (with an intra-element emphasis)
  • The know-how regarding recognizing and avoiding typical pitfalls
  • Good practices and how to create well-formed models
  • Techniques for analyzing ad-hoc system descriptions and creating corresponding model elements
  • Concrete examples via an introductory open-ended modeling experience
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How You Will Benefit

  • Expand your know-how with essential modeling patterns and recommended practices.
  • Gain experience tackling open-ended problems within each SysML language area.
  • Refresh, reinforce, and extend the concepts covered in SysML 101/201.
  • Discover additional SysML language features that help you address complex problems.
  • Implement intra-element modeling constructs with confidence.
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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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