SYLLABUS SAE 549: Systems Architecting Spring 2018 1 Class Session: Monday, 3:30 pm – 6:10 pm, OHE 120 Class Section: 32319D (DEN/Off-campus) and 32349R (On Campus) Contact Information: Instructor: Kenneth Cureton Office hours: Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Office location: RAN 215 Office phone: 213-740-1713 E-mail: [email protected] Teaching Assistant: Edwin Ordoukhanian Office hours: Wednesday 12:00 – 2:00 PM Office location: RRB 227 & Virtual Office phone: 213-740-1713 E-mail: [email protected] * The office hour will be online as well as in-person. BlueJeans log in information will be posted on D2L. Both on campus and off-campus students are encouraged to call in during office hours if they have questions. Kindly use office hours and/or use online discussion boards (available on D2L) if you have any questions on the course materials, mid-term, or final paper. The turnaround time to answer questions on discussion board is 24 hours. The use of email (to the TA and instructor) should be limited to emergency situations. The TA will consult with the instructor before responding. Course Learning Objectives: ■ To improve students’ ability to think critically, ask the right questions, and apply the right methods when architecting various types of systems. ■ To improve students’ understanding of the role of system architects and their rela tionship to systems engineers and transdisciplinary systems engineering. ■ To introduce the students to new, advanced multidisciplinary topics (e.g., systems thinking, systems modeling, psychological principles in systems architecting, biologically-inspired architectures, agent- based modeling, human capabilities and limitations) relevant to complex systems architecting. ■ To introduce the students to key concepts in performing trade-off analysis which is important to both systems architecting and engineering . Readings and Notes: ■ Weekly lecture notes will be posted on the Desire to Learn () ■ Required Reader: Rechtin, E. (1991), Systems architecting: Creating and building complex systems. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-880345-5. Note: This text is out of print, but is available in the USC Bookstore as the “Course Reader” for SAE 549. ■ Required Text: Madni, A.M., “Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering: Exploiting Convergence in a Hyper - Connected World,” Springer 2018 Note: you can download this book through USC Libraries for free.
SYLLABUS SAE 549: Systems Architecting Spring 2018 2 Bahill, T. A., Madni, A.M., “Trade - off Decisions in Systems Design” Springer, 2017 . Note: you can download this book through USC Libraries for free.
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