DSP703 Systems Theory

Code DSP703
Name Systems Theory
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty
Academic staff Jānis Grundspeņķis
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The goal of systems theory is to develop general description methods of systems, based on systems thinking, providing inclusion of all critical factors that have influence on systems performance. In this course students acquire foundations of systems theory. The focus is on specific systems theories which represent relevant factors for business development. Students obtain understanding of principles of systems classification and system classes. Foundations of cybernetics are included into the course as well as theories of living systems and viable systems. Students learn to use set theory and graph theory which are needed for systems modelling and are used in other courses..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to acquire foundations of systems theory, systems control and management principles and to get acquinted with living and viable system concepts, and with applications of systems theory in the business informatics context.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student is able to interpret basic concepts of systems theory concerning phenomena of real world. - During practical the student must identify elements of systems thinking, components of system description and subsystems of real world objects.
Student knows laws and principles of systems. - During the examination the student must define laws and principles of systems.
Student is able to classify systems accordingly with different classification criteria. - During the examination the student must classify given set of real world systems according to different criteria.
Student is able to construct the model of system’s structure and to carry out its analysis. - During the test the student must construct the model of system’s structure and to carry out its analysis.
Student understands principles of system control and management. - During practical the student must identify mechanisms of system control, open and closed control loops and types of feedback.
Studet knows basic notions of living and viable systems and applications of systems theory in business informatics context. - During the examination the student must explain the esence of living and viable systems and must give examples of real applications of systems theory in business informatics context.
Course prerequisites None

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