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Introduction to Systems Engineering

This training course, based on version three of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, introduces the main concepts of systems engineering.

Course overview

The engineering of systems, both large and small, is a complex undertaking. Decisions made at the beginning of a project whose consequences are not clearly understood can have enormous implications later in the life of a system. It is the task of the systems engineer to explore these issues and make critical decisions.
In order to do so, a systems engineer needs to follow recognised and established processes in order to ensure that systems are developed in a robust and controllable manner. Version 3.2.2 of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook provides such a definition of key processes performed by systems engineers, and forms the basis for this introductory course on systems engineering

Who Should attend

While primarily aimed at engineers starting out in a career in systems engineering, this practical, hands-on course is also suitable for experienced systems engineers who wish to continue their professional development through an understanding of the latest systems engineering concepts and approaches as well as managers responsible for systems engineering projects who wish to gain an understanding of the processes and standards involved.

Topics Covered

Part I - Introduction
Systems engineering concepts

Part II - Concepts
Life cycles
Modelling with SysML

Part III – Processes, standards and competencies

Part IV – Workshop
Workshop requirements
Tailoring processes – an example

Course objectives

This course has been specifically designed for a maximum of 10 delegates. No prior knowledge is necessary and all course resources are provided on the day. By attending this course you will:
• Gain an understanding of the concepts of systems engineering, including systems, life-cycles, processes and standards (including ISO 15288)
• Obtain an introduction to the concepts of systems engineering modelling, using the Systems Modelling Language - SysML
• Consolidate your knowledge by learning to analyse and design a system.
Based on version 3.2.2 of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, this course introduces the main concepts of systems engineering.
One and a half days of theory cover the concepts of systems, life cycles, competency, processes and standards, in line with the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook and the INCOSE Systems Engineering Competencies Framework, presented through a model-based approach using the systems modelling language, SysML."
This is followed by one and a half days of workshop applying the theory covered in the first half of the course to the development of a system undertaken in the framework of a systems engineering process based on ISO 15288.
During this workshop attendees will take a system from initial requirements through analysis to design. Each stage of the project is conducted against a defined process which the attendees can tailor if required.
All delegates will receive a full copy of all course notes and support material.

Course dates and registration

Systems Engineering 2015 dates and prices will be available soon, if you are interested in any of theses courses please contact 01438 765616

Printable booking form

Note: please use the course booking form to book multiple delegates or if paying by bank transfer or cheque.


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