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Engineering Agile Civil Systems



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SoSe 2020 - WS 2020/21

Fakultät VI

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Institut für Bauingenieurwesen

36312400 FG Systemtechnik baulicher Anlagen

Hartmann, Timo

Ungureanu, Lucian-Constantin

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2346858 38304 Agile Systems Engineering
2349537 42092 Engineering Agile Civil Systems

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module, students will understand 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 that can sustainably adjust to future conditions. The module will start with an introduction to the state of the art of Agile Systems Engineering after which students will understand the fundamentals of agile philosophy 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. Therefore, at the end of the module students will know how to define a minimum functional configuration for a civil systems. Students will also know how to define interfaces between the different components of a system - an important part of enabling flexibility throughout the engineering/design process. Finally, students will know how to assess the overall agility of an engineering design with respect to sustainable high performance criteria that reflect the needs and requirements of a wide range of stakeholders. Students will gain experience in using 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 changeability of products interfaces design and definition

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Agile Civil Systems PJ 3631 L 9173 SS No information 2
Agile Civil Systems VL 3631 L 9170 SS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Agile Civil Systems (PJ):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)

Agile Civil Systems (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

- Read and comment on selected texts - Discussion of complex or problematic areas of the text; practice and application examples during lectures Project work: - development of an agile system architecture, including a system breakdown, a requirements analysis, and several use case scenarios - design of a minimal functional configuration - parametric definition of the product integration interfaces - design of functional and performance improvements based on technologies advancements - physical changeability of the built asset.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:


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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
comments literature 30 written ca. 10 selected readings
group project assignment 50 practical two reports of ca. 5 pages, 2 presentation
individual project assignment 20 practical 1 reports of ca. 5 pages each, 1 presentations

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

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Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

sign up for the portfolio exam through Qispos

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Recommended literature
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Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (1)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2020 Letztes Semester: WS 2020/21

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Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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