MAE 5950

MAE 5950

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Every system has an architecture (its essence, or DNA), i.e., a high-level abstraction of its design that provides a unifying concept for detailed design and commits most of the system's performance and lifecycle cost. This course presents the frameworks, methods, and tools required to analyze and synthesize system architectures. The course has a theory part that emphasizes synergies between humans and computers in the architecture process, and a practical part based on a long project and guest lectures by real system architects. The theory part covers topics such as architecture views, layers and projections, stakeholder networks, dealing with fuzziness, automatic concept generation, architecture space exploration, patterns and styles, heuristics, and knowledge engineering. The practice part focuses on special topics such as commonality, platforming, reuse, upstream and downstream influences, and software architecture.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies MEng applications elective.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: SYSEN 5400SYSEN 6400

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17363MAE 5950  LEC 001

  • 17366MAE 5950  DIS 201

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: SYSEN 5400

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17364MAE 5950  LEC 002

    • TBA
    • Gao, H

  • Enrollment limited to: Systems Engineering distance learning (off-campus) students only.

  • 17367MAE 5950  DIS 202

    • TBA
    • Gao, H