Systems-of-Systems Engineering

In contemporary society, almost everything is getting digital and connected. In the Systems-of-systems Engineering course, you will learn the principles for how to make these digitalised systems collaborate effectively.


About the course

This course makes you acquainted with the concept of systems-of-Systems (SoS), which means that independent systems are collaborating. It gives you an understanding why SoS is an important topic in the current digitalisation and provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding important characteristics of SoS. It also gives you a deeper knowledge in a number of key concerns that need to be considered when engineering SoS.

The main parts of the course are:
  • Characteristics of SoS and important sub-classes.
  • Underlying principles from systems theory and systems engineering.
  • Methods and tools for SoS engineering.
  • Architecture of an SoS and how it can be specified.
  • Interoperability between constituent systems, and underlying principles for information representation.
  • Business models and incentives for collaborations between systems.
  • Analysis of trustworthiness of SoS, including risks, safety, and security.
  • Examination mainly consists of written assignments during the course.

Course Syllabus

For Course Syllabus use course code DVA479 in the search field


Jakob Axelsson, Professor

+46 72 734 29 52


The course is included in the FutureE project, which is partly funded by the Knowledge Foundation. You can find more information about FutureE here.