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Course Description

This Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) course and the Digital Thread courses featured earlier in this specialization bring together the concepts from across digital manufacturing and design, forming a vision in which the geometry of a product is just one way of describing it. MBSE is where the model resulting from the evolution of system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities is the focus of design and manufacturing. Students will gain an understanding of systems engineering, the model-based approach to design and manufacturing, the Digital Twin, and a roadmap toward a model-based enterprise.Students will be able to explain the value and expectations of systems engineering and model-based systems engineering, and the underlying motivations and opportunities represented by a model-based enterprise. They will develop the knowledge necessary to perform a baseline assessment of an organization's potential to leverage MBSE. Main concepts of this course will be delivered through lectures, readings, discussions and various videos. This is the eighth course in the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology specialization that explores the many facets of manufacturing's "Fourth Revolution," aka Industry 4.0, and features a culminating project involving creation of a roadmap to achieve a self-established DMD-related professional goal.To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/wETK1O9c-CA

Instructor Details

Ken English

Ken English received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo in 2001, with his research focusing on using information technology and visualization to design and optimize complex, multidisciplinary system. Along with his research, Ken has worked in industry implementing digital solutions for sales and operations support in the food industry, plant layout in the chemical products industry, and with small companies looking to improve business performance. As a research site co-director of the NSF Center for eDesign (www.centerforedesign.org), Ken is working with several universities and over 35 corporate and governmental partners to combine industry needs with academic resources to bridge the gap between research and implementation. In 2002, Ken co-developed a course, "Information Technology in Engineering Design" The first of its kind in the country, the course focused on introducing engineering students to how information technology would transform their workplace. In 2012, working with colleagues at the University at Buffalo, was an instructor in the Knowledge-Driven New Product Development (KD-NPD) program. Ken's view of learning is that the most successful learners are those that pursue learning as a continuous activity. This requires a philosophy that learning is not a finite act, limited to a classroom and a syllabus, but an ongoing process. He approaches teaching as an endeavor to encourage and exercise the curiosity of a student's mind and dev



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By Rabindranath R on 16-Jan-19

the course is very short and informative. It provides MBSE concept in very simple approach and also suggest how systematically we can assess the MBE practices in the organization and follow recommended practices at different level to reach ultimate goal.

By Alexandre S R d O on 31-Jan-19


By Yauehni B on 9-Feb-19

Very good and detailed introduction into world of systems engineering. Tons of helpful resources and theory material. Ispirational and insightful!

By David H on 21-Feb-18


By Vancho D on 26-Jan-18

Highly recommended course about model based systems. A must for mechanical and industrial engineers

By Andrs T on 8-May-18

Very useful and very detailed course. I think this course the best in DMD specialization.

By yashar k s on 2-Jun-18

Good course

By KWAME Y on 19-Oct-17


By Txinto V on 9-Nov-17

Brief but complete view of MBSE with lot of helpful additional resources.

By Wesley T on 2-May-18

A course that deals with the fundamentals of an Engineering System, through the implementation of strategies with practical examples, applications and tools of use until reaching the level of maturity. Complete!

By Harsh K D on 3-Aug-18

Gives a clear idea about MBSE covering basics of all the major fields related to MBSE and MBE. Also, informs about self assessment tool and various levels of assessment during complete life cycle.

By Kenneth A M on 21-Sep-19

Excellent course and very informative! The resources shared throughout the course is outstanding and really helped me understand the entire process.