SysML 891 Practical Individual Project (PIP)

Course Description

Course participants create their own individual 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 PIP project, such as an existing system or product. That way the participants have clear tangible targets and they can concentrate on learning how to model that in SysML.

Course ID: DEF 4531P
Course Format: Classroom

Contract Only Course

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

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.
  • Learn additional SysML language features where needed.
  • Implement interconnection and traceability constructs among SysML elements through multiple iterations across multiple system layers.


  • PIP project topic options and model purpose
  • SysML 101/201 material
  • PIP1 overview
  • Patterns, anti-patterns, and modeling guidelines
  • PIP1 aspects in starter model template
  • PIP1 implementation by course participants
  • PIP1 results discussion & review
  • PIP1 revision implementation by course participants
  • PIP2 Work Package
  • PIP3 Work Package
  • PIP wrap-up and lessons learned
  • Recent MBSE/SysML advances and trends
  • Status and next steps in your organization

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Russell Peak, Ph.D.