- An introduction to MBSE: Here, the key concepts associated with MBSE will be introduced and discussed and collected together using ‘MBSE in a slide’. The key topics of complexity, communication and understanding – the main drivers behind Systems Engineering – will be discussed and the relevance to MBSE;
- The evolution of MBSE: Here, the transition from a document-based approach to a model-based approach to Systems Engineering will be discussed;
- Modelling with MBSE: In this section, the fundamentals of modelling for MBSE will be described, including: structural modelling, behavioural modelling, consistency, levels of abstraction and identifying complexity.
- Modelling Views and the Ontology. This section will use examples of modelling to illustrate how the Ontology, which forms the cornerstone of MBSE, is used to enforce consistency across the entire model;
- Modelling structures and interfaces. The Ontology will be expanded to include the modelling of structural hierarchies, configurations and interfaces at different levels;
- Frameworks. All of the examples and exercises that have been conducted so far will come together into the framework, which forms a blueprint for the model.
- Need modelling. This section will discuss how to model stakeholder needs at various levels, such as capabilities, goals and, forming the main focus, requirements modelling. A number of key views will be introduced that will show how to capture, document and analyse source requirements using modelling techniques such as: use cases, need description, stakeholders, contexts and validation scenarios;
- Implementing MBSE. This section will introduce an approach to introduce business change by implementing MBSE into an organisation or project;
- Benefits of MBSE. This final section will complete the course by discussing the benefits of MBSE and how to sell MBSE into your organisation.