Study programmes / C-SE System engineering and informatics / System Engineering
Course code:SI
Course title in language of instruction:Systémové inženýrství
Course title in Czech:Systémové inženýrství
Course title in English:System Engineering
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The course brings wide knowledge from systems engineering, a field using scientific and mathematical principles for finding economical solutions of problems of various types. A special emphasis is given to multidisciplinarity and application of systems approach. The students acquire the techniques and tools that are being employed during the systems engineering process, mainly during systems analysis and synthesis. The attention is also paid to interconnection of systems engineering and information and software systems.
Course contents:
1.Theoretical disciplines of systems science (allowance 6/4)
a.Introduction to Systems engineering
b.General systems theory, statical and dynamical systems, cybernetics

2.Applied disciplines of systems science (allowance 4/4)
a.Systems analysis
b.Systems synthesis

3.Systems modeling and simulation (allowance 4/2)
a.Models, mathematical models
b.Modeling and simulation processes

4.Selected problems of systems engineering (allowance 2/2)
a.Problems related to systems creation, structure, dynamics, and control
b.System softness

5.Architectures of systems (allowance 2/0)
a.Business architectures (TOGAF, MODAF, DODAF, Zachman)
b.Systems architectures, ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010
c.Systems view of enterprise, information systems

6.Systems life cycle (allowance 8/2)
a.Approaches to systems life cycle (NASA, V model, DoD), Systems Engineering process
b.Life cycle of software systems and information systems
c.Systems engineering activities

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to make decisions
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-professional knowledge
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Student knows approaches to system architectures.
-Student knows basic principles of systems approach.
-Student knows basic tasks of systems engineering, systems analysis and synthesis.
-Students knows phases of well known approaches to systems development.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The course is finished by a successful project submission and passing an exam. In the project, the students demonstrate the ability of identification and definition of a dynamic system on a selected real object or process. The system is later used for solving a selected problem. The written examination focuses on knowledge from systems engineering field and on practical application of selected systems engineering methods.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     consultation10 h
     preparation for exam44 h
     preparation of presentation4 h
     elaboration and execution of projects40 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • KOSSIAKOFF, A. -- SWEET, W. Systems Engineering: Principles and Practice. 2nd ed. Hoboken: Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-40548-2.
  • BLANCHARD, B S. System engineering management. 4th ed. Hoboken: Wiley, 539 p. Wiley series in systems engineering and management. ISBN 978-0-470-16735-9.
Recommended reading list
  • ŠTACH, J. Teorie systémů. Praha: SNTL, 1982.
  • VLČEK, J. Systémové inženýrství. 1st ed. Praha: ČVUT, 1999. 291 p. ISBN 80-01-01905-5.
  • SHISHKO, R. NASA Systems Engineering Handbook. Nabu Press, 2011. ISBN 1-179-40988-4.