LG201 Systems Engineering & Analysis

for F2QQ 2010

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LG 201 Systems Engineering & Analysis


F2QQ 2010 HI


Burnish, John J., III


Adjunct Instructor


Masters Degree in Business Management and Management General

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Semester Dates

17 October to 12 December 2010

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours


Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5th Edition, Benjamin S. Blanchard, Wolter J. Fabrycky, Prentice Hall; ISBN: 978-0-13-221735-4

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Course Description:
LG201 Systems Engineering and Analysis: 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. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MA120.

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is based on an interactive relationship with the student.  The course will be taught using lectures, classroom discussions and home study.  My goal is to encourage exploration of ideas and issues relating to logistical management skills, analysis and application.

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:
Students are required to read the text book assignments prior to each class and be prepared to discuss the material. Three tests will be given.  These tests will consist of true/false or multiple choice questions.  A one page paper will also be required. Students are responsible for obtaining any information that is missed during absences.

1) Test 1: 280 Points 28% of final grade.

2) Test 2: 240 Points 24% of final grade.

3) Test 3: 380 Points 38% of final grade.

4) Paper: 50 Points 5% of final grade.

5) Class Participation: 50 Points 5% of final grade.

Grade Scale: 100-90%=A   89-80%=B   79-70%=C   69-60%=D   59% or below=F

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I will accept late assignments.  However, assignments not submitted on the due date will be lowered one letter grade for each class period it is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be required to turn off cell phones or any other communication devices during class so they will not interrupt the class. No electronic devices to include cell phones, palm pilots, or computers will be allowed "on" during test taking.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:
Oct. 18: Introduction and Chapter 1
Oct. 20: Chapters: 2-3

Week 2:
Oct. 25: Chapters: 4-5
Oct. 27: Chapter: 6 and Test 1 Review 

Week 3: 
Nov. 1: Test 1
Nov. 3: Chapter: 7-8

Week 4:
Nov. 8: Chapters: 9-10
Nov. 10: Chapter: 11 and Test 2 Review

Week 5:
Nov. 15: Test 2
Nov. 17: Chapters: 12-13

Week 6:
Nov. 22: Chapters: 14-15
Nov. 24: Chapter: 16

Week 7:
Nov. 29: Chapter: 17 also, Papers Due
Dec. 1:  Chapter: 18

Week 8:
Dec. 6:  Chapter: 19 and Final Test Review
Dec. 8: Final Test Chapters (1-19)
Note: The instructor reserves the right to revise, alter, or change this schedule for unforeseen or extenuating circumstances.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 "F".
  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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
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