PK8210 - System Engineering Principles and Practice


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 20/100 .5 hours HJELPEMIDD
Paper 80/100

Course content

The course in systems engineering will focus on different methodologies that provide the students with tools for the analysis, design, and operation of complex systems. Core issues such as the systems engineering process, breakdown and aggregation of needs and requirements, stakeholder identification, definition of efficiency measures, life cycle analyses, and trade-off analyses will be assessed. Using Systems Engineering as a Research methodology will be taught and applied to the student project and final report.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course will give the students a basic knowledge of the systems theory and methodologies often applied by systems engineers. Skills: The objective of the course is to provide PhD students with efficient tools that enable them to handle and analyse complex systems with the purpose of designing and implementing such systems. General competence: Students will gain the background needed to conduct Research in a variety of domains.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and project work.

Further on evaluation

Overall grade assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The overall assessment includes writing a paper counting 80 % and an oral exam counting 20 %. The results for overall assessment are graded passed or not passed. Passed requires at least 70 % score in total for the overall assessment. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Recommended articles provided at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EP8102 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
DIO4904 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Paper 80/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 20/100 HJELPEMIDD 2024-06-14 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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