LG201 Systems Engineering & Analysis

for F1DD 2011

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LG 201 Systems Engineering and Analysis


F1DD 2011 DC


Reid, Ernest C.


Senior Adjunct Instructor,


Masters of Science, Administration, Central Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Management/Logistics Park University
AAS Electronic Systems Technology, Community College USAF

Office Location


Office Hours

Before or after class, or by appointment (set by email)

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

August 15 - October 9, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM


MA 120

Credit Hours


System Engineering and Analysis, 5th Edition, Blanchard, Fabrycky, Pearson, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-221735

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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: MA120.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The student is expected to read all material, complete all assignments and attend all class meetings. The class will consist of lectures, occasional videos, internet sites and student interaction.

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).

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain system operational requirements.
  2. Describe the process of system test and evaluation.
  3. Explain economic equivalence.
  4. Describe maintainability in system life-cycle.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
The class will consist of two tests, a mid term examination given the 4th week of class and a final examination given the last week of class. The test will consist of multiple choice, true/false and essay style questions. The exams will be closed book with the exception of one "Tucker Sheet". Homework is assigned weekly based on material covered and to prepare for the two exams.


Homework Week 1 = 5 Pts
Homework Week 2 = 5 Pts
Homework Week 3 = 5 Pts
Mid Term Exam Week 4 = 30 Pts 
Homework Week 5 = 5 Pts
Homework Week 6 = 5 Pts
Homework Week 7 = 5 Pts
Final Exam Week 8 = 40 Pts 

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:
Late submission of course material will not be tolerated. Homework turned in one week late will receive half credit, homework turned in more than one week late will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student is expected to attend all class meetings, read all material and complete all assignments. Breaks will be given on the hour based on information covered.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Aug 18: Chapters 1-4 
Aug 25: Chapters 5-8
Sep 1: Chapters 9-10
Sep 8: Mid Term Exam
Sep 15: Chapters 11-14
Sep 22: Chapters 15-17
Sep 29: Chapters 18-19
Oct 6: Final Exam

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.

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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