LG201 Systems Engineering&Analysis

for F2HH 2006

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LG 201 Systems Engineering and Analysis


F2HH 2006 PA


Wagner, Peter G.


Senior Instructor


MS, Systems Management/Logistics
BS, Accounting

Office Hours

Before or after class, or by appointment

Other Phone





Semester Dates

Oct 16 - Dec 17, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM



Credit Hours


Blanchard & Fabrycky, Systems Engineering and Analysis, Prentice Hall, 4th ed., 2006

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Additional Resources:

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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: MA 120. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness, under the premise of interested students, using, for example, lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, and examinations.  The instructor will seek to engage each student in learning to encourage the exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. 

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:

·         QUIZZES  Quizzes may be given at any time during the course.  They are designed to provide current feedback to both the student and the instructor.  Quizzes will be unannounced in advance, and there will be no quiz make-ups.


·         TESTS  Major  tests will be given at appropriate course milestones as indicated in the course outline.  These tests may require the interpretation and solution of problems.  Make-up tests will be permitted only when prior arrangements are made and/or when the circumstances are explained to the instructor's satisfaction.


·         FINAL EXAM  May include problems as well as objective (T/F and/or MC) and essay questions, which will be comprehensive.


·         HOMEWORK    Homework assignments will be reviewed for credible effort and accomplishment. .


Each student will be graded on academic achievement  as follows:




Your final numerical rating will be calculated based on:

Homework               20%                              

Quizzes                    20%                                               

Tests                        30%                                          

Final Exam              30%                              


Final course letter grades will be assigned as follows:

A  89.5 - 100%

B  79.5 -  89.4%

C  69.5 - 79.4%

D  59.5 - 69.4%

E  59.4% or lower

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor may excuse late assignment turn-ins and absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment for the assignment of a grade other than "I", incomplete.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

A credible level of effort appropriate to the course material, which may vary from student to student (e.g., time required for independent study), is expected.  Students are expected to initiate communication with the instructor regarding absences, perceived deficiencies in coursework performance, etc. Park University policies regarding attendance and student conduct, which includes academic honesty, will be enforced.  Submitting someone else's work as your own, for example, will not be tolerated.  Penalties for violating ethical standards can include receiving  an “F” for the course and suspension or expulsion from the College.  On the issue of academic honesty/plagiarism Park University policies regarding academic honesty will be enforced.  Academic honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence I will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.  Plagiarism is the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original  work – sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.




The following is excerpted from the 2004-2005 Park Undergraduate Catalog, page 26:


The following codes have been adopted as a structure by which Park University will function.  The major emphasis in any disciplinary action is the education and development of the student for responsible citizenship and the protection of the rights of the other students to participate fully in the educational process.


The student conduct standards apply to behavior on Park University Property and at all Park University sponsored activities held off-campus or students attending Park University extended campus centers.  Park University has the right to subject off-campus students to Student conduct Code.  Regulations apply to both individual students and student organizations.  Violations of either civil law or Park University regulations, which are subject to disciplinary action include, but are not limited to, the following:


A.       Dishonesty, whether cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly providing false or misleading information to Park University or to persons of authority who are in the process of discharging their responsibilities.

C.  Obstruction or disruption of teaching, classes, research, administration, disciplinary procedure, or other Park University activities…

D.  Abuse of any person on…Park University Campus Centers, whether physical, emotional, or verbal.

G.  Possession, consumption, or being under the influence of or impaired by alcoholic beverages in Park University

H.  Use, manufacture, possession, or distribution of drug paraphernalia, narcotic, and illegal and/or illicit drugs…

J.  Smoking or other use of tobacco.  Tobacco use is only permitted out of door in designated areas.

K.  Failure to comply with directions of Park University officials acting in the performance of their duties.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



MTG         Chapts          Topic                                                        


  1                 1-2             Overview

                                       Introduction to Systems


  2                3 - 4            The System Design Process


  3                5 - 6           The System Design Process (cont'd)


  4                 1 -  6           Test I                                                                                                                                                                                                


  5                  7 - 9            Systems Analysis and design Evaluations


  6                 10 - 11         Systems Analysis and design Evaluations (cont'd)


 7                                   Test 2

                   12 – 17        Design for Operational Viability


 8                  18 - 19         Systems Engineering Management                                      


 9                                      Final examination


 Note:  Homework exercises will be announced in class.

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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 .


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Last Updated:9/21/2006 8:11:40 AM