Module Description

Module: Systems Engineering


Systems EngineeringLecture3Summer Semester
Systems EngineeringRecitation Section (large)1Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Ralf God

Admission Requirements:


Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basic knowledge in:
• Mathematics
• Mechanics
• Thermodynamics
• Electrical Engineering
• Control Systems

Previous knowledge in:
• Aircraft Cabin Systems

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to:
• understand systems engineering process models, methods and tools for the development of complex Systems
• describe innovation processes and the need for technology Management
• explain the aircraft development process and the process of type certification for aircraft
• explain the system development process, including requirements for systems reliability
• identify environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne Equipment
• value the methodology of requirements-based engineering (RBE) and model-based requirements engineering (MBRE)


Students are able to:
• plan the process for the development of complex Systems
• organize the development phases and development Tasks
• assign required business activities and technical Tasks
• apply systems engineering methods and tools

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to:
• understand their responsibilities within a development team and integrate themselves with their role in the overall process


Students are able to:
• interact and communicate in a development team which has distributed tasks

ECTS-Credit Points Module:



Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56

Course: Systems Engineering


Ralf God




Summer Semester


The objective of the lecture with the corresponding exercise is to accomplish the prerequisites for the development and integration of complex systems using the example of commercial aircraft and cabin systems. Competences in the systems engineering process, tools and methods is to be achieved. Regulations, guidelines and certification issues will be known.

Key aspects of the course are processes for innovation and technology management, system design, system integration and certification as well as tools and methods for systems engineering:
• Innovation processes
• IP-protection
• Technology management
• Systems engineering
• Aircraft program
• Certification issues
• Systems development
• Safety objectives and fault tolerance
• Environmental and operating conditions
• Tools for systems engineering
• Requirements-based engineering (RBE)
• Model-based requirements engineering (MBRE)


- Skript zur Vorlesung
- diverse Normen und Richtlinien (EASA, FAA, RTCA, SAE)
- Hauschildt, J., Salomo, S.: Innovationsmanagement. Vahlen, 5. Auflage, 2010
- NASA Systems Engineering Handbook, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2007
- Hinsch, M.: Industrielles Luftfahrtmanagement: Technik und Organisation luftfahrttechnischer Betriebe. Springer, 2010
- De Florio, P.: Airworthiness: An Introduction to Aircraft Certification. Elsevier Ltd., 2010
- Pohl, K.: Requirements Engineering. Grundlagen, Prinzipien, Techniken. 2. korrigierte Auflage, dpunkt.Verlag, 2008