Model-Based Systems Engineering

"Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later life cycle phases."

-- INCOSE Vision 2020

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is part of a long-term trend toward model-centric approaches adopted by other engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical and software. In particular, MBSE is expected to replace the document-centric approach that has been practiced by systems engineers in the past and to influence the future practice of systems engineering by being fully integrated into the definition of systems engineering processes.

MBSE Education

The MBSEC teaches classes on MBSE both at the undergraduate (ME/ISyE 4803) and graduate level (ME/ISyE 8803). Georgia Tech also offers a course on MBSE and the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) as part of the professional master's in applied systems engineering (PMASE) program.

Useful Links

OMG MBSE Wiki: http://www.omgwiki.org/MBSE/doku.php

OMG Systems Modeling Language (SysML): http://www.omgsysml.org/