Introduction to systems analysis

LBIR1351  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to systems analysis
3.0 credits
10.0 h + 20.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Prerequisites

LBIR1271  Projet intégré en info et math appliquées

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.

Main themes

Systems analysis: definition, theory and background. Conceptual bases for modeling applied to systems analysis. Designing models for systems analysis: defining objectives, identifying hypotheses, mathematical formulation, programming, parameter estimation, and assessment of the model. Systems analysis examples will initially address different global issues, but a particular focus will be given to the problem food security as an illustratory example throughout the course.

Other, different modeling exercises/ projects will be carried out on computers based on a specific modeling tool (Simulink), in order to address different problems/ challenges in the areas of agronomical, biological and environmental engineering.

Aims

a. Contribution of instruction with regards to the referential of leaning outcomes

B2.2, B2.3., B3.2., B3.3, B4.4.

 

b . Specific formulation for this activity AA program (maximum 10)

At the end of this activity, the student is able to:

' Understand key steps underlying the modeling work necessary for carrying out the systems analysis and distinguish key differences with a reductionist approach.

 

' Utilize a systemic approach to effectively address issues dealing with a biological, agronomical and environmental challenges/ problems.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

The course consists of 5 introductory sessions (10hrs) which aim is to familiarize the student with key concepts underlying systems analysis. Another segment of the course (20hrs) will be entirely dedicated to modeling exercises/ projects with the aim of helping the student develop key and basic skills in modeling applied to systems analysis..

Teaching methods

Instructions in a teaching room.

Evaluation methods

Written exam and a programming exam.

Online resources

Moodle

Bibliography

No specific instruction material is requested.

Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
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Master [120] in Philosophy
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Bachelor in Bioengineering

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3
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Master [120] in Environmental Science and Management
3
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