College of Engineering Creates Model-Based Systems Engineering Boot Camp
Anahy Diaz | May 11, 2020
The University of Texas at El Paso’s department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering (IMSE) is creating a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) boot camp, focused on training and improving the technical skills of the institution’s emerging engineers.
Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng, Ph.D., department chair of IMSE and Oscar Mondragon, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of computer science are leading the boot camp, to be delivered on October 15 and 16, 2020 at UTRGV. The major effort is to provide the participants the opportunity to engage with experts in MBSE and Production Engineering and discuss the importance of MBSE in industries and academia.
“This project funded by the NSF will create a broader impact by strengthening the capacity of UTEP in the domain of Systems Engineering, contributing to a competitive workforce of underrepresented citizens across all the career stages in the El Paso manufacturing, automotive and production industry,” Tseng said.
MBSE is a technique that focuses on developing structured models or simplified representations of ideas throughout a project’s life cycle, from conceptual design through development. MBSE has the potential to increase productivity virtually by facilitating tracing needs, requirements and system design components; and significantly reducing dependence on traditional documents.
“The workshop covers different models and simulations addressing different purposes and needs, type, fidelity, and the complexity of their abstractions and analyses involved,” Mondragon said.
This project-based camp will seek to enhance the capabilities of the nation’s STEM workforce, by helping members develop the necessary skills to contribute to the expansion of model-based engineering education.
“We are hoping that the students can learn the background and knowledge of systems engineering,” Tseng said. “In particular, they can implement this concept and tool in their different projects. This can be a very powerful skill set for them.”
To learn more about the department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering visit: http://imse.utep.edu