5-day Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering is the
systematic application of Systems Thinking to the design and introduction of
new systems. Applied correctly Systems Engineering provides considerable
strategic advantage to an organization by reducing introduction times,
improving system performance and reducing through life costs. Its relevance is
the only proven approach to handling risks associated with highly complex
products and services.
Applying Systems Engineering
correctly, however, requires not only skills and knowledge but also a profound
understanding of the underlying systems principles on which it is built.
Education and training are therefore critical to the development of an
organizational capability in Systems Engineering. This course is about educating and training participants in
how to do Systems Engineering. Along the path participants will also learn what
it is and why its like it is. Put
simply; its purpose is to teach people how to design better systems.
Course Numbers and
Who Should Attend?
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering course can be delivered to up to 20 participants. This course
applies equally to the design of product-based as to service or process-based
systems. The course is therefore
suitable for all personnel involved in the introduction and through life
support of any complex system. It is specifically aimed at those people who
wish to practice or would like to practice a systems approach to system design.
Benefits to the
Individual and Business
During an intensive five days of teaching and practical
‘hands on’ exercises, participants will be challenged to develop the skills and
mind-set that can be applied to any system design irrespective of type, scale
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At the end of the course participants will:
an understanding the principles of systems thinking and how it applies to the
creation of a new system through the appropriate blend of people, process and
understand the critical role of
requirements in engineering
- be able to identify system stakeholders
and gather their requirements
be able to analyse stakeholder
requirements and translate these into specific, precise and measurable
technical system requirements
be able to specify (document)
- be able to generate and down-select
alternative system design concepts and architectures
- be introduced to the principles of
robust system design
- understand the systems approach to
verification and validation (V&V)
be able to document verification and
- be able to
consider the impact on future business of adopting a systems approach to
The learning approach is based on the Kolb learning
cycle with a significant proportion of the course set aside for exercises to
reinforce the learning. Indeed, many of the
small group exercises involve a case study that provides a practical focus for
the course and enables the delegates to practise the methodology and tools presented.
Course Delivery and
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering course is very intensive and is delivered by two
The cost of delivering the 5-day course, excluding delivery tutor
accommodation and expenses, but including all courseware, is £14,500. VAT will
apply at the prevailing rate.
The course can be tailored to suit
individual customer’s engineering lifecycle and review processes.
and Contact Details
For more information about the 5-day Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Course or any of our other Systems Engineering courses please contact Dr Stuart Burge on +44 (0) 7803 131614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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