Systems engineering requires a holistic view and multidisciplinary cooperation and a systematic approach.



The main goal is that the students shall develop their capabilities to treat systems engineering from a holistic and lifecycle perspective (interaction with the environment, existing and future customer needs and demands, the technological development, etc.). Further more, the course aims at that the students shall acquire a thorough knowledge of available methods and frameworks for product modeling (CAD), product data management (PDM), and geometry-based simulations (CAE), as well as industrially relevant strategies and methods for integrated management of all product information during the products entire lifecycle, i.e. product lifecycle management (PLM).



The course is based on an analysis and redesign scenario for an existing technical system. Topics treated are:

  • the system development process and planning – V-model, Stage-gate model, network planning, Gantt-scheme;
  • requirements specification (end user-, corporate-, regulatory- and societal requirements);
  • the active environment and environmental impact;
  • integration of components and interfaces between components;
  • manufacturing, assembly, and service aspects;
  • System architecture (integrated/modular) and methods, tools and frameworks for systems engineering



The course is at an advanced level, and prerequisites are the basic courses Design and Product Realization (DoP) B, Product Realization for M, or Product Realization for T, and either one of the Project Courses in Machine Design/Integrated Product Development/Industrial Design, or alternatively the course Model-based Product Development.


Required reading

1 - Course material.

2 - Michael F. Ashby, "Materials Selection in Mechanical Design", Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.

3 - Anton van Beek, “Advanced engineering design. Lifetime performance and reliability”, TU Delft, 2006.



Credits: 9
Language: English



Period 1, 2
Lectures 28h
Computer exercises  24h
Seminars 12h


Course coordinator

Prof . Ulf Sellgren 

Classroom and laboratory  exercises  

Dilmurod Saidov dilmurod@center-it. net

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