SysML 891 Practical Individual Project (PIP)

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SysML 891 Practical Individual Project (PIP)

Course Description

You will create your own individual Systems Modeling Language (SysML) model for a specified comprehensive project. Recent examples of Practical Individual Project (PIP) titles/topics include the following:

  • HP Officejet Pro 8600 (all-in-one office equipment: copier/printer/scanner/fax machine)
  • Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) (2G cellular telephone network)
  • Water Distiller for Remote Humanitarian Applications (distillation system)
  • IPRE Scribbler Rover (mobile robotic system — partial model)

In general, we recommend a relatively well-defined topic for the practical individual project (PIP), such as an existing system or product, so you have a clear, tangible target and can concentrate on learning how to model that in SysML.

Course Content


  • Overview
  • Patterns, anti-patterns, and modeling guidelines
  • Aspects in starter model template
  • Implementation
  • Results, discussion, and review


  • Final iteration on total PIP model
  • PIP wrap-up and lessons learned
  • Recent MBSE/SysML advances and trends
  • Status and next steps in your organization
Requirements & Materials

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for system engineers, software development engineers, systems architects, IT engineers, and software architects.

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What You Will Learn

  • Patterns, anti-patterns, and modeling guidelines
  • Aspects in a starter model template
  • PIP implementation
  • Iteration on total PIP model
  • Recent Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)/SysML advances and trends
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How You Will Benefit

  • Gain experience applying MBSE and SysML in a comprehensive individual project setting.
  • Refresh, reinforce, and extend the concepts covered in SysML 101/201.
  • Learn modeling patterns, anti-patterns, and recommended practices.
  • Discover additional SysML language features where needed.
  • Implement interconnection and traceability constructs among SysML elements through multiple iterations across multiple system layers.
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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.

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