Systems engineering is an essential part of engineering activities, as it defines the global architecture of a system and allows the enterprise-wide collaboration and co-engineering. It’s the reason why teaching Systems Engineering or Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) should start by presenting the main stakes of engineering.
But teaching Systems Engineering must also be concrete. By including a presentation of Arcadia methodology and practicing the Capella tool on concrete case-studies, students will better understand how theory can be put into practice.
As Capella is open-source, your students can freely access to an industrial-grade MBSE tool during the course and after.
We propose to structure your Systems Engineering courses as follows:
Below we propose some resources available to help you build your courses.
Two books thoroughly describe respectively the method and the tool.
The Arcadia book describes and illustrates the fundamentals of the method and its contribution to engineering activities.
The Capella book is a practical guide to using the workbench.