LG201 Systems Engineering & Analysis

for U1T 2012

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LG 201 Systems Engineering & Analysis


U1T 2012 DL


Reid, Ernest C.


Senior Adjunct Instructor


Masters in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelors in Management/Logistics Park University
Associates in Electronic Systems Technology Community College of the Air Force

Office Location

Virtual, ernest.reid@park.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, and Saturday 9:30AM - 5PM EST

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

June 4 - July 29, 2012

Class Days


Class Time



Prerequisite: MA120.

Credit Hours


Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5th Edition, Benjamin S. Blanchard, Wolter J. Fabrycky, Prentice Hall; 2011, ISBN: 978-0-13-221735-4

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Various Web Sites and references listed below and explored during class.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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:
I believe the process of learning continues throughout life. I believe the student, if motovated with interesting information, will excell in their field of indever. I expect the student to take the initiateive to read the information and text provided and be prepared to interact with the instructor and class. The instructor will engage each student in what is refered to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contraditions.

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:

·         Discussions. In each weeks homework assignment, choose two questions from the assigned chapter's Questions and Problems sections as outlined in the "Homework" button on the left. Respond to at least two weekly homework answers (other than your own) in the classroom. The instructor will be providing feedback to include confirmation of "correctness" and any other comments he/she deems necessary to ensure an understanding of the material.
·         Quiz: Answer and submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.The quizzes involves a T/F, multiple choice, short answer and essay format. The system will automatically grade the T/F questions the instructor will grade the essay and short answer questions. The instructor will also provide feedback as appropriate.

Core Assessment -- JSF Paper is assigned and is due in Week 8.

·         The paper will be based on the material covered during the course in comparison to the Joint Strike Fighter web site (jsf.mil). The paper should be of 5 pages in length, single spaced. The intent of the paper is to assess the students understanding of the core learning, outcomes so it is necessary that the student "cover" the outcomes as described above. You'll need to define the JSF system, at what point in the design process is the JSF (CLO 1). Has the website addressed the cost effectiveness of the system (CLO 2) and how do they appear to have analyzed the costs (CLO 3)? What factors of operational feasibility have been addressed (CLO 5)?

Final Exam. Complete a final exam during week 8.

·         The exam will contain short answer, and essay questions. You will have only 2 hours to complete the exam.  The exam will be closed book and no notes. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.

·         The final will be proctored. You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor. Please refer to the Online Student Help and Resources page to review the requirements for locating a proctor and the procedure for completing a Proctor Request Form.


This is a detailed list for ALL of the assignments and assessments that are graded. 


Possible Points

Total Points

Total %

7 Weekly Quizzes
(Weeks 1-7)

40 pts each



8 Homework
(Weeks 1-8)

30 pts each



JSF Paper
(Week 8)




Final Exam (Week 8)








Letter Grading Policy –how a letter grade is awarded













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:
Submission of course work late will result in half credit. Contact the instructor if your are aware of a work or health related situation that will prevent your course work from being turned in on time. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Te student is expected to read assigned material, respond to discussion questions, turn in assigned work on time, and complete the final examination. Student, peer and instructor interaction will be of professional nature and of mutual respect.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Chapters 1-3
Week 2: Chapters 4-6
Week 3: Chapters 7-8
Week 4: Chapters 9-11
Week 5: Chapters 12-13
Week 6: Chapters 14-15
Week 7: Chapters 16-17
Week 8: Chapters 18-19

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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:5/17/2012 6:06:25 AM