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LG 201 Systems Engineering and Analysis
Deascenti, Anthony F.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

LG 201 Systems Engineering and Analysis

Semester

S2R 2006 SC

Faculty

Deascenti, Anthony F.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA Auburn University 1982
MS Logistics Management, AFIT 1971
BS Production Management, Penn State 1967

Office Location

Park University Scott AFB, IL

Office Hours

0800 - 1700

Daytime Phone

618-622-4865

Other Phone

314-650-4527

E-Mail

anthony.deascenti@pirate.park.edu

adeascen@csc.com

Semester Dates

3/13/2006 - 5/7/2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

MA 120

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Blanchard, Benjamin S., and Fabrychy, Wolter J., Systems Engineering and Analysis, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 1998.


Course Description:
A study of the design, development, direction, management, and control of  the systems engineering process.  Emphasis is placed on the application of  quantitative and qualitative techniques to systems analysis, evaluation and  performance.  Prerequisite: MA120.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of active participation between the facilitator and the students and between the students.  Based on readings, lectures, discussions, examinations, writings and verbal presentations the facilitator will encourage all learners to express their ideas and to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define a system. The students should include the classifications of systems (natural, human-made, physical, conceptual, static, dynamic, closed and open) definitions and elements.
  2. Explain the system design process. The students should include in their discussions conceptual system design; preliminary system design, detail design and development; and system test and evaluation.
  3. Describe several decisions and models in decision making as related to systems analysis. The student should calculate expected value, laplace, maximin, maximax, present value, future value, and break even analysis.
  4. Explain and apply queuing theory. The student should be able to evaluate a single channel queuing model.
  5. Explain the factors involved in designing for operational feasibility. Discussions should include reliability, maintainability, usability, supportability, producibility, disposability and lifecycle cost.
  6. Describe a System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP).


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Class Assessment is based on exams, term paper, class presentations and class participation.

Grading:
Midterm Exam:          30%
Final Exam:            30%
Term Paper:            20%
Article Presentations: 10%
Class Participation:   10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Unexcused late submissions will be reduced by one letter grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom behavior is expected to bwe professional at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Dates Subject(s) Assignment

13 Mar. System Definitions              Chapts 1/2

15 Mar   Conceptual/Preliminary Design   Chapts 3/4

20 Mar. Design/System Test & Evaluation Chapts 5/6

22 Mar. Decision Making Models        Chapter 7

27 Mar. Economic Evaluation Models      Chapter 8

29 Mar. Prototype Article Presentation  Review


3 Apr. MIDTERM EXAM        Chapts 1-8

5 Apr. Queuing Theory/Ctrl Concepts   Chapts 10/11

10 Apr. Reliability/Maintainability    Chapts 12/13

12 Apr. Usability and Supportability   Chapts 14/15

17 Apr. Prod/Disposal/Affordable     Chapters 16/17

19 Apr. Systems Engineering Mgmt       Chapter 18

24 Apr. Program Management/Control     Chapter 19

26 Apr. Reliability Article Present Review

1 May FINAL EXAM      Chapts 10-19

3 May Term Papers Due/Presentations

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

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