LG201 Systems Engineering & Analysis

for S2W 2013

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LG 201 Systems Engineering & Analysis


S2W 2013 TI


Peters, Donald R.


Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Tinker AFB

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

March 25-May 19

Class Days


Class Time

4:30 - 9:20 PM

Credit Hours



Benjamin S. Blanchard, Wolter J. Fabrycky (2011) Systems Engineering and Analysis (5th Edition) Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780132217354

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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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.

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:

Test #1                                                                       100pts                        10% 
Test #2                                                                       100pts                        10%
Test #3                                                                       300pts                        30%
Research Paper                                                          100pts                        10%
Research Paper Presentation                                        50pts                          5%
Article Review/Presentation                                          50pts                         5%
7 Homework Assignments                                          175pts                        17.5%
Participation                                                               125pts                        12.5%

Total                                                                           1000pts


The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:

90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
Below 60% = 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:

Homework grade will be decremented 2 percent per day for each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or on silent mode to prevent unnecessary disruptions during the class. No texting or computer use during lectures. Please save all electronic communication device usage for break time.

Students are expected to:

1)  Attend all class meetings, participate in discussions and team exercises

2) Read all material and complete all assignments on time
3) Have the required textbook for every class date

Breaks will be given on the hour based.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1                                  Lecture Topics                      Assignments

                                                Introduction                              Read: Chaps 4,5,6

                                                Chaps 1,2,3                            Homework: Chaps 1,2,3

                                                                                                Begin Article Review

Week 2                                  Lecture Topics                    Assignments

                                                Chaps 4,5,6,                           Read: Chaps 18, 19

                                                Review Test #1                      Homework: Chap 4,5,6

Week 3                                  Lecture Topics                    Assignments

                                                Chaps 18, 19                          Test #1 Chaps 1,2,3,4,5,6

                                                                                                Homework: Chaps 18,19

                                                                                                Readings: Chaps 7,8,10,11

Week 4                                   Lecture Topics                    Assignments

                                                Chaps 7,8,10,11                     Read: Chaps16,17

                                                Review Test #2                      Homework: Chaps 7,8,10,11

                                                                                                Turn In Article Review

                                                                                                Article presentation

Week 5                                  Lecture Topics                    Assignments

                                                Chaps 16,17                           Test #2

                                                                                                Read: Chaps 14,15

                                                                                                Homework: Chaps 16,17

Week 6                                   Lecture Topics                   Assignments

                                                Chaps 14,15                           Research Paper Presentation

                                                                                                Read: Chaps12,13

                                                                                                Homework: Chaps 14,15

Week 7                                  Lecture Topics                    Assignments

                                                Chaps 12,13                           Turn in Research Paper

                                                Review Test #3                      Homework: Chaps 12,13

Week 8                                   Lecture Topics                    Assignments

                                                N/A                                          Test #3: Chap. 12,13,15,14,16,17

                                                                                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 10,11, 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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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 .

Additional Information:

Research Paper:

This course requires the student to prepare and submit a research paper during Week 7. The paper will be related to the following subjects:

Systems Engineering

Systens design

System Analysis



Human Factots




System Life Cycle

Risk Management

If you opt not to use a topic from the above list, you may choose to do a topic that is related to something in the text book with instructor approval. Please submit the topic you have chosen to research no later than Week 2 of the class.

Papers that do not address the chosen topic, will not grade well. The paper should have a title page, abstract and reference page and be 5 full pages of written content. Writing should show college level work. Don't forget the basics; spelling, grammar, and format. It is recommended the paper must be turned in before you will be allowed to take the final examination. This paper is worth 10% of your final grade. A small presentation in week 7 will be presented to the class to highlight the important information of your research paper and is part of your overall paper grade. Your paper will be graded using a weighted grading scale matrix.

Article Review:

This course requires the student to prepare and submit a article reviewduring Week 4. The review will be a journal/magazine article relate to Systems Engineering and Analysis. This review is worth 5% of your final grade. A small presentation in week 4 will be presented to the class to highlight the important information of your review and is part of your overall review grade.

All written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).



Participation includes attendance, participating in discussions and team exercises.




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