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Engineering Agile Civil Systems (M.Sc.)

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn the basics of designing civil system engineered products from the perspective of Agile Thinking. Agile thinking is a state of the art technique which makes use of a user-centered approach aiming for an adaptive and responsive design process, as well as, for flexible, reconfigurable, extensible and scalable products itself. The module will start with an introduction to the state of the art of Agile Systems Engineering. Students will learn about agile theory and how it applies to the engineering of complex civil systems.

Practical assignments play an important role during the course to ground the theoretical part of the module. Students will learn how to define a minimum functional configuration of a civil systems. Students will also learn how to define interfaces between the different components of a system - an important part of enabling flexibility throughout the engineering/design process. Students will also learn how to assess the overall agility of an engineering design. The module will use SysML as a formal modeling language.


  • Agile philosophy
  • Civil engineering systems breakdown
  • Modeling structural and functional product parameters
  • Use case scenario analysis
  • Mimimum functional configuration of products
  • Physical scaling of products

Further information about the module can be found on the dedicated Moses-course-site.



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