ENGR 667 - Advanced Model-Based Systems Engineering

  • 3 credits

Theory and application of formal systems architecture modeling.

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email csu_online_registration@mail.colostate.edu to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections. This class is available live via the Internet during the in-person course section time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. You can also attend the class in person if you contact the instructor ahead of time.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Effective Model-Based Systems Engineering (2018)
    Borky and Bradley
    ISBN: 978-3-319-95668-8


John M. Borky


Dr. Borky has over 51 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) community, primarily in leadership positions, including research, system and technology development, and operations. He is an expert in systems architecture and engineering with emphasis on information- and software-intensive systems and enterprises. He is the developer of the Model-Based System Architecture Process (MBSAP) and has applied Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) using this methodology to a wide range of systems. He recently completed five years as a Visiting Professor of Aerospace Engineering at UCLA, where he developed and taught the core course on System Architecture in the Master of Science Online program in System Engineering. He also has extensive experience in electronic technologies and systems, integrated modular avionics, logistics, program management, and strategic planning. He served for seven years, three as Vice Chairman, of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and participated in studies by the Army Science Board, the Naval Studies Board, and other senior advisory bodies providing technology and programmatic support to the leadership of the Department of Defense (DoD). Following a diverse Air Force career, he has held executive technical and management positions with five A&D companies, including Raytheon, TRW, and Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, taught at Wright State University, and has lectured on Systems Engineering at the United States Air Force Academy and National Defense University. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His recognitions include the United States Air Force Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service.

Daniel Herber


Dr. Daniel Herber is an assistant professor in the Systems Engineering Department Colorado State University. His primary area of research interest is engineering design, especially formal design methods and design automation for dynamic engineering systems. He has focused on integrated architecture, plant, and control design of dynamic engineering systems. A majority of his research has been concentrated around the development of both the theory and tools needed for rigorous, system-level design utilizing techniques from dynamic system modeling and analysis, optimization, optimal control, combinatorics, and algorithmics.

Daniel received a Ph.D. in Systems & Entrepreneurial Engineering in 2017 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was advised by James T. Allison. He received a M.S. in Systems & Entrepreneurial Engineering in 2014 from the UIUC. He received a B.S. in General Engineering in 2011 from the UIUC. He is a member of the Engineering System Design Lab (ESDL). He has collaborated with the NSF center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS), Deere & Company, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Learn more at: http://https://www.engr.colostate.edu/se/daniel-herber/