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Introduction to systems engineering

This course has been designed to provide a high level foundation to the principles and practices of systems engineering.

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This course has been designed to provide a high level foundation to the principles and practices of systems engineering.

This course content is aligned with the systems engineering – Standing ISO 15288 and the associated INCOSE systems engineering handbook.

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realisation of successful systems. This course provides an introduction and overview of the processes required for successful systems engineering delivery on projects.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to: 
• Define systems engineering in accordance with the Incose Systems Engineering Handbook.
• Understand the systems engineering approach and scope. 
• Identify the key systems engineering models and have a basic understanding of them. 
• Assess the applicability of the methodology to an engineering programme.
• Understand the importance and role of stakeholders throughout the approach. 
• Assess the potential benefits of the approach when applied to an engineering project.   
• Understand the cost element of systems engineering.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

The systems engineering domain is broad and highly technical, but I believe this foundation course provides an excellent introduction to the concepts and processes that support the systems engineering lifecycle.

Mark Williamson Course tutor

Key topics

• What is systems engineering?
• The scope of systems engineering.
• Links to other engineering approaches.
• Key systems engineering models.
• System life-cycle processes.
• Project processes.
• Technical processes.
• Agreement processes.
• Organisational project–enabling processes.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B, C and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  4. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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