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Management Aspects of Systems Engineering II

Are you interested in the field of systems engineering and would like to know which management aspects are important in this context? In this module you will learn what risk and opportunity management means. You will understand the difference between safety and security and know important standards in their scope. The second part of the course deals with Model-Based Systems Engineering, which enables the management and design of complex systems.

  • Gain basic knowledge in the field of systems engineering
  • Flexible blended learning format
  • Study while you work

Dates / Location / Cost

DateLocation Costs
01.10.2022 - 31.03.2023
Course ID: UUL_SST_SysEn_II_202210
Ulm & online 1.170,00 

Institution and Location


School of Advanced Professional Studies Ulm University

Target Audience and Prerequisites

Target Audience

This module is aimed at bachelor, diploma or state examination graduates with solid basic knowledge in an engineering subject, technical computer science or physics, who would like to deal intensively with issues relating to sensor technology and systems engineering.


Prerequisite is a first university degree e.g. bachelor, diploma, state examination etc. in a technical subject. Students should have completed the module “Management Aspects of Systems Engineering I”.

Content and Learning Objectives


  • Model-based systems engineering:
  1. Modelling with SysML, basics and terms
  2. Use Case analysis
  3. Structure diagrams
  4. Behaviour diagrams
  • Introduction to Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Difference between product safety, functional safety, and security
  • Introduction to major standards in this area.
  • Planning using PBS and WBS
  • Introduction to product family engineering and feature models

Programme Details

The online study takes place in self-study and in the form of group work. For self-study, video lectures are available, which clearly present the module content, and a detailed script. The reader-friendly script is prepared according to the didactic concept of the University of Ulm for part-time students. It contains, for example, learning stops, multiple and single choice questions, quizzes, exercises, etc.

Your mentor will offer you online consultation sessions in the form of seminars at regular intervals to help you work through the exercise sheets and thus support you in working through the learning material.

There is also another forum for students to exchange ideas with each other.

The knowledge acquired in the online study is deepened on attendance days.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to explain risk and opportunity management and the reasons for its application.
  • They know the basics and methods of Product Family Engineering, which is a beneficial approach to promote planned reuse in development projects.
  • A second focus of the course is Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), which provides a more efficient and structured approach to managing and designing complex systems.
  • At the end of the module, participants will be able to use use cases to identify key operational scenarios with required high-level features and aspects of stakeholder collaboration to determine stakeholder requirements.

Course Format, Certification, Quality Assurance

Course Format



Upon successful completion of the module, you will receive a certificate as well as a supplement that lists the contents of the module as an overview.


The module requires a total of 180 hours of workload.

Creditpoints (ECTS)



Deutsch / English

Dates and Deadlines

Course Dates

The exact dates for the classroom sessions as well as the exam dates are yet to be announced.




  • Michael Leute, System Engineer at Airbus
  • Sascha Ackva, System Engineer at Continental
  • Dr. Wolfgang Schwerzel, Staff member of the Center for In-service University Education

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