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Course Number: 11501
Length: 3 Days
College Credits: 24
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SysML Training

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The OMG standard Systems Modeling Language (SysML) has been on the market for about 14 years.

This standard is an extended subset of UML providing a graphical modeling language for designing complex systems by considering software as well as hardware parts.

The block is the basic unit of structure in SysML and can be used to represent hardware, software, facilities, personnel or any other system element. The system structure is represented by block definition diagrams and internal block diagrams.

SysML offers systems engineers several noteworthy improvements over UML, which tends to be software-centric. For one thing, SysML’s semantics are more flexible and expressive. SysML reduces UML’s software-centric restrictions and adds two new diagram types, requirement and parametric diagrams:

    • The requirement diagram can be used for requirements engineering
    • The parametric diagram can be used for performance analysis and quantitative analysis

Consequent to these enhancements, SysML is able to model a wide range of systems, which may include hardware, software, information, processes, personnel, and facilities.

Another benefit for systems engineers is that SysML is a comparatively smaller language that is easier to learn and apply. Since SysML removes many of UML’s software-centric constructs, the overall language measures smaller both in diagram types and total constructs.

In reality, SysML is the overwhelming choice of systems engineers because it can be used to type a wide range of basic structural elements by their values and can also include information about associated quantity kinds and units of measure.

According to Object Management Group, SysML defines three kinds of ValueTypes:

  1. Primitive ValueTypehas no internal structure. SysML pre-defines four Primitive ValueTypes (StringBooleanIntegerReal) and you can define more as needed.
  2. Structured ValueTypehas internal structure, defined as Value Properties, and can be recursively nested.
  3. Enumerated ValueTypeis a list of literal string values, equivalent to a UML (Unified Modeling Language) Enumeration.

When done properly, the usefulness of SysML in MBSE is that it reduces ambiguity, requires shorter development cycles, reduces costs and leads to better, higher quality overall results.

Additionally it offers life cycle support, separation of concerns, a more complete representation and supports incremental development and evolutionary acquisition.

SysML Training Course by Tonex

The term Model-Based Systems Engineering and its acronym MBSE are popular among Systems Engineers who advocate the use of SysML as a standard architecture modeling language for Systems Engineering applications, and who want to distinguish their approach from Model-Driven Development and its variants, which tend to be software centric.

SysML (Systems Modeling Language) is based on UML and replaces the modeling of classes and objects by block modeling for a vocabulary more suited to Systems Engineering. A block encompasses all software, hardware, data, process and even people management concepts.

For systems engineers, Systems Modeling Language (SysML) basically helps in representing system-related information in universally accepted dynamic diagrams. Essentially, SysML extends UML with powerful systems engineering capabilities for modeling a wider spectrum of systems and capturing all aspects of a system’s design.

The advantage of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and SysML is the ability to create models/diagrams for the system instead of using documents. When the systems engineer defines or creates something in a diagram, the SysML tool maintains consistency in all the other diagrams in a process called traceability.

Benefits of SysML include:

  • Improved communications
  • Assists in managing complex system development
  • Separation of concerns
  • Hierarchical modeling
  • Other life cycle support (such as training)
  • Improved design quality
  • Reduced errors and ambiguity
  • More complete representation
  • Support incremental development and evolutionary acquisition.

This reliance on diagrams rather than documents has catapulted SysML as the de facto enabling technology and modeling language for MBSE.

In December, SysML 1.6 was published by the Object Management Group (OMG), which describes itself as an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium.

A major change in SysML 1.6 is the removal of the constraint that properties typed by a block must be defined as an end of an association. In practice, you can now, for example, create part properties in an internal block diagram without modeling a composition association relationship.

SysML Training Course by Tonex

Systems Modeling Language Training Course is an extension to Systems Engineering training providing a comprehensive and practical resource for modeling systems with SysML.

SysML Training

The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is a visual modeling language useful for Systems Engineering applications supporting the specification, analysis, design, verification and validation of a broad range of systems and systems-of-systems (SoS).

These systems may include hardware, software, information, processes, personnel, and facilities. SysML is a dialect of UML 2, and is defined as a UML 2 Profile (Profile = UML customization that uses Stereotypes, Tagged Values, and Constraints). SysML is an enabling technology for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

SysML for Systems Engineering includes Systems modeling, System Analysis and System Design as essential enabling techniques for systems engineering processes Systems Modeling Language, a subset of UML for Systems Engineering.

SysML Training Course provides technical details of SysML as a systems engineering modeling language. The syntax of SysML is covered and each concept is explained through a number of hands-on practical application workshops and a complete SysML v1.3 Reference Guide.

Learn about:

  • UML and SysML
  • Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach
  • SysML diagrams and language
  • Look at SysML from the systems engineering process viewpoint
  • Develop a system conceptual model and architecture using SysML
  • System architecture, modeling and design with SysML

The SysML training course covers the following:

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the SysML concepts, terminology and modeling notation
  • Shows attendees how to create analysis and design models with SysML
  • Covers the complete system-modeling life cycle from requirements to validation of the system
  • Presents many practical case studies
  • 50% lectures and 50 % practical (hands on exercises).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Describe UML
  • Describe SysML
  • Describe model-based systems engineering approach
  • List SysML diagrams and language concepts
  • Apply SysML as part of a model based SE process
  • Explore transitioning to SysML
  • Synthesize and analyze existing architecting approaches to enhancing creativity while reducing ambiguity and complexity
  • Utilize out-of-the-box holistic system thinking
  • Develop a system conceptual model and architecture using SysML
  • Define system architecture, modeling, form, function, structure and behavior with SysML
  • Describe how a system’s function emerges from its form and behavior
  • Describe the notions of system, product, service, and project with SysML
  • Model a combined Project-Product Life cycle Management system and study the benefits of the project-product synergies with SysML
  • Work with real life projects using SysML

Course Agenda

Overview of Systems Engineering (SE)

  • Systems Engineering Overview
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • SysML Language Overview
  • SE Practices for Describing Systems
  • Specifications
  • Interface requirements
  • System design
  • Analysis & Trade-off
  • Test plans
  • Stakeholders Involved in System Acquisition

What is Model-based systems engineering (MBSE)?

  • What is a model?
  • Principles behind MBSE
  • Formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities
  • SE Artifacts and transitions to MBSE
  • System Life Cycle Specifications
  • Interface requirements
  • System design
  • Analysis & Trade-off
  • Test plans
  • MBSE benefits
  • Modeling at multiple levels of the System
  • Operational model
  • System model
  • Component model
  • MBSE to support complex predictive and affects-based modeling
  • Relationship between SysML and MBE/MBSE

Overview of UML and SysML

  • Diagram Overview and Language Concepts
  • What is SysML?
  • UML for Systems Engineering
  • SysML Diagram Taxonomy
  • A subset of UML with extensions
  • SysML as a UML Profile
  • Systems including hardware, software, data, personnel, procedures, and facilities
  • SysML in specification, analysis, design, verification, and validation of systems

Overview of System Modeling with SysML

  • Functional/Behavioral Model
  • Performance Model
  • System model
  • Structural/Component Model
  • Other Engineering Analysis Model
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering Benefits
  • Shared understanding of system requirements and design
  • Assists in managing complex system development
  • Improved design quality

The Structure of an element or system

  • System
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Data
  • Procedure
  • Facility
  • Person

SysML Diagram Techniques

  • Use Case
  • Requirement
  • Activity
  • Block Definition
  • Internal Block
  • Sequence
  • State Machine
  • Parametric
  • Package
  • Allocation Tables

SysML Modeling Elements

  • Allocations
  • Rationales
  • Diagram Frames
  • Model Views and Viewpoints
  • Problems

SysML Diagram Taxonomy

  • Behavioral Diagram
  • Activity Diagram
  • Sequence Diagram
  • State Machine Diagram
  • Use Case Diagram
  • Requirement Diagram
  • Structural Diagram
  • Block Definition Diagram
  • Internal Block Diagram
  • Package Diagram

Working with SysML

  • Structure: Definition and Use
  • Behavior: Interaction, State Machine and activity/functions
  • Requirements
  • Parametrics
  • SysML Diagram Frames
  • Package Diagram
  • Views
  • Internal Block Diagram
  • Allocations
  • Basic Structural elements


  • Working with a SCADA System Modeling Example and Functional Analysis using SysML
  • Systems Engineering of a Sustainable Energy System Example Using SysML
  • Modeling MQ-8 Fire Scout Project using SysML
  • Structure and Concepts
    • The Requirement Diagram
    • Allocation
    • Block Diagrams
    • The Parametric Diagram
    • The Use Case Diagram
    • The Activity Diagram
    • The State Machine Diagram
    • Interaction Diagrams
    • General Modeling Elements
    • Actor Categories
    • Discipline-Specific Elements
    • Extended Requirement
    • Essential Activity
    • Domain Block
    • Weighted Requirement Relationships
    • Continuous and Secondary Use Cases
    • Stakeholders
    • Systems and Subsystems
    • System Context Elements
    • System Processes
    • SysML Language Architecture
    • Model with Packages
    • Structure with Blocks
    • Constraints with Parametrics
    • Flow-Based Behavior with Activities
    • Message-Based Behavior with Interactions
    • Event-Based Behavior with State Machines
    • Functionality with Use Cases
    • Cross-Cutting Relationships with Allocations

SysML Reference Guide

SysML Language Architecture

  • Design Principles
  • Architecture
  • Extension Mechanisms
  • SysML Diagrams

Structural Constructs

  • Model Elements
    • Overview
    • Diagram Elements
    • UML Extensions
    • Usage Examples
  • Blocks
    • Overview
    • Diagram Elements
    • UML Extensions
    • Diagram Extensions
    • Stereotypes
    • Model Libraries
    • Usage Examples
  • Ports and Flows
    • Standard Ports
    • Flow Ports
    • Item Flows
    • Diagram Elements
    • UML Extensions
  • Diagram Extensions
    • FlowPort
    • FlowProperty
    • FlowSpecification
    • ItemFlow
    • StandardPort
    • Stereotypes
    • Block
    • FlowDirection
    • FlowPort
    • FlowProperty
    • FlowSpecification
    • ItemFlow
  • Constraint Blocks
    • Overview
    • Diagram Elements
    • UML Extensions
    • Diagram Extensions
  • Stereotypes

Behavioral Constructs

  • Activities
  • Diagram Elements
  • UML Extensions
  • Interactions
  • Overview
  • Diagram Elements
  • State Machines
  • Use Cases

Crosscutting Constructs

  • Allocations
  • Requirements
  • Diagram Elements
  • Profiles & Model Libraries


SysML Training

Who Should Attend

Systems engineers, system modelers, system architects, software engineers, system integrators, analysts and designers, product developers, project leaders, project heads,

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