Mastering Requirements Using MBSE

Discover how modelling can help you with requirements engineering and management. Use modelling for effective identification, analysis, validation and specification of requirements.

As well as learning requirements theory and best practice, you will try out modelling techniques for requirements in several hands-on exercises.

On this course you will learn to:

  • use the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach for requirements engineering and management
  • consider requirements in context, so that you draw out more detail and address them properly
  • understand the importance of requirements engineering and its role in system and project life cycles
  • master essential requirements terminology and concepts
  • implement a requirements strategy for your organisation.

All course delegates receive a copy of the book ‘Model-Based Requirements Engineering’ by the course tutors, Professor Jon Holt and Simon Perry.

Alignment with UK-SPEC competence:

A1, B: Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems

Course availability

Location Dates Duration Course code


22-23 May 2018 2 days


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14-15 November 2018

2 days


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Terms and conditions of booking.


Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £1,400

Standard £1,500

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Non-Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £1,550

Standard £1,650

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Who should attend?

Engineers, scientists or managers who deal with requirements engineering or management.

No previous experience of modelling is required for this course.

Course programme

Day 1:
Introduction to requirements engineering

In this module, we cover:

  • the importance of requirements
  • the need for requirements engineering
  • requirements engineering vs requirements management
  • the role of requirements in systems and project life cycles
  • the difference between life cycle stages and processes
  • modelling

We discuss the need for a robust and rigorous approach to requirements and introduce modelling as the best solution to meet this need.

Essential requirements terminology and concepts

In this module, we cover:

  • requirement descriptions
  • requirement rules
  • requirement sources
  • stakeholder identification
  • context identification
  • validation of requirements
  • building a domain-specific language for requirements, using an ontology.

Day 2:
The Requirements Workshop

Delegates are introduced to modelling techniques for requirements engineering, through five facilitated group exercises:

  • Describing requirements
  • Context-modelling
  • Validation – semi-formal scenarios
  • Validation – formal scenarios
  • Traceability

After each exercise, groups will feedback to the tutors and the other teams to confirm their understanding of concepts and techniques.

Implementing a Requirements Strategy

In the final module, we explain how you can introduce and implement a requirements strategy in your organisation.

We discuss the people, process and tools you will need to successfully put the strategy into effect.

Course tutors

All courses are delivered by Professor Jon Holt and Simon Perry. Both are internationally-recognised authors, tutors and public speakers in the world of requirements engineering.

Between them, they have authored eleven books covering many aspects of systems modelling, including process, modelling, competence, architectures and, of course, requirements engineering.


“Very engaging with good real world examples to bring the subject alive.”
KJ – Royal Mail

Related courses

If you would like to book 5 delegates or more on to this course you may benefit from having this course delivered in-company

A Model-based Approach to Systems Engineering (MBSE)

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