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Systems Theory

Major – Technology of Transport Facilities

Qualification (degree) – Master

Course modules (units, topics):

The course consists of the following units and topics:

1. Main concepts of the systems theory.

Topics: Concepts defining the system struxture. System components, relation, structure, external environment. Definition of a transport system.

2. System functioning.

Topics: System process characteristics. Definition and structure of the control system. Control automation.

3. Systems modeling.

Topics: Models of complex systems. Classification of types of modeling. Building mathematical models.

4. Systems analysis.

Topics: Principles and structure of the systems analysis. Evaluation of complex systems. Basic measuring scales.

5.Evaluation of systems.

Topics: Indicators and criteria of systems evaluation. Methods of the qualitative systems evaluation. Examples of conceptual models and methods of systems evaluation.  


  1. Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  2. Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  3. Tutorials.

Total – 180 hours

Total credit points – 5

Laboratory – 72/30И

Midterm assessment – examination

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