DSP411 Theory of Systems and Processes

Code DSP411
Name Theory of Systems and Processes
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty
Academic staff Alla Anohina-Naumeca
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The goal of systems and process theory is to develop a general system structure and functioning description methods which are founded on system thinking that allows to consider all the relevant factors for the system operation. In this course students get acquainted with philosophical foundations of system theory as well as with general and specific system theories. They also acquire basic conceptions of the system structure, classification, laws, rules and principles, general characteristics of system functioning, mathematical models and analysis of system structure, and basics of structural modeling and multilevel flow modeling..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to give theoretical knowledge and practical skills in description methods of system structure and functioning, which are based on systems thinking.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students know philosophical foundations of systems theory, goals and basic conceptions of general systems theory, as well as specific approaches to systems theory - Goals of general systems theory must be formulated and specific approaches to systems theory must be characterized in examination
Students know basic notions of system structure and can use them for real world systems - Description of chosen system structure must be created in practical and course works
Students know system laws, rules and principles - System laws, rules and principles must be explained in examination
Students know nature and goal of system classification and most important system classes - Test work
Students can develop mathematical model of system structure and carry out its topological and qualitative analysis - Mathematical model of system structure must be developed and its topological and qualitative analysis must be carried out in practical and course works
Students can apply basic principles of structural modeling and create models of morphological and functional structure - Models of morphological and functional structure must be created in practical and course works
Students know basics of multilevel flow modeling - Test work
Course prerequisites Systems notion and basics of systems thinking

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