Systems Engineering Fundamentals 28B

Course Code
3211024G

This certificate program provides you with the critical skills and knowledge essential for successful systems engineering. The 40-hour curriculum focuses on practical methods and tools for eliciting user needs and requirements, defining robust system architectures and designs, and effectively verifying and validating that your product works as intended. The course covers current industry best practices to ensure vital, cost-effective designs that meet stringent functional, performance, and cost requirements.

  • Start Date October 14
  • Time N/A
  • Duration 40 Hours
  • Program Type Open-Enrollment/Public
  • Certificate Type Certificate
  • Format Self-Paced Online
  • CEUs 4
  • PDUs 40
  • Fees $3,550

This certificate program provides you with the critical skills and knowledge essential for successful systems engineering. The 40-hour curriculum focuses on practical methods and tools for eliciting user needs and requirements, defining robust system architectures and designs, and effectively verifying and validating that your product works as intended. The course covers current industry best practices to ensure vital, cost-effective designs that meet stringent functional, performance, and cost requirements.

Systems Engineering Fundamentals 28B

Program Experience

This 40-hour curriculum is designed to enhance your systems thinking perspective throughout the engineering process, covering everything from gathering customer requirements to systems design and integrated verification and validation. Additionally, you will learn the topics and approaches necessary for the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).

Our expert instructors and engineering fellows are skilled practitioners in aerospace, defense, energy, and medical devices, and bring a precision-fit, personalized approach to this Certificate Program. Students appreciate our action-learning approach of lectures, hands-on exercises, demonstrations, and real-world examples, providing a comprehensive overview of today's systems engineering industry. You’ll experience a deeper understanding of the principles and processes required to design robust systems that allow you to thrive in the face of new challenges.

Our flexible, open-enrollment certificate program is available in two online formats: On-Demand and Live-Online (Self-Paced), which run concurrently. The OnDemand option is pre-recorded, optimal for participants throughout the US and internationally.

Benefits

Gain mastery over the systems engineering methods you need for creating complex, technology-driven products. The focus of this certificate program is on fundamental applications of proven methods that will help you take your customer’s requirements and operational needs and turn them into effective solutions that meet goals for cost, schedule, and performance.

Participants will learn to:

  • Conduct mission analysis and articulate a Concept of Operations
  • Assess requirements through Context Diagrams, Functional Block Diagrams, and Design Structure Matrices (DSM)
  • Architect systems, sub-systems, interfaces and interactions,hierarchies and hand-offs
  • Evolve innovative design approaches for performance, trade-offs, and managing change
  • Engineer for specialized outcomes, Design for Manufacturing, Design-to-Cost, Maintainability
  • Define cost-effective verification and validation plans
  • Effectively manage cost, schedule, risk, and accountability in engineering tasks and digital methods
  • Plan, assess, and control traditional and Agile-driven technical programs spanning hardware and software
  • Examine Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and approaches that use SysML
  • Analyze customer needs and develop clearly-stated requirements
  • Apply systems thinking to optimize product design and development
  • Develop innovative approaches for systems design and integration
  • Produce robust designs of complex products
  • Prepare for CSEP certification from INCOSE

Additional certificate programs that may be of interest:

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering Program (MBSE): Gain an understanding of how to manage scope, digital and traditional work products, risk and teams of diverse talents.
  • Advanced Project Management (APM): Build upon previous project management learning and be prepared for the challenges that senior practitioners face most-complexity, change leadership, and more.
Topics
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • Defining System Requirements
  • Functional Analysis
  • System Specifications
  • System Architecture
  • Decision Analysis
  • Design and Integration
  • Verification and Validation
  • Engineering Specialties
  • System Engineering Management
  • Technical Reviews and Audits
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Management
  • Creating a High-Performance Team
  • Minimizing and Resolving Team Conflicts
Who Should Attend

Component/subsystems engineers, software/hardware engineers, systems engineers, project managers, business analysts, and technical support personnel who want a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of systems engineering activities and their interconnections across the lifecycle.

Additional certificate programs that may be of interest:

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering Program (MBSE): Gain an understanding of how to manage scope, digital and traditional work products, risk and teams of diverse talents.
  • Advanced Project Management (APM): Build upon previous project management learning and be prepared for the challenges that senior practitioners face most-complexity, change leadership, and more.
Schedule



Course Duration Self-Paced Online
Systems Engineering
Fundamentals 28B
Course # 3211024G
6 Weeks

Releases October 14, 2024
Work to be completed by
November 24, 2024

Instructors

Photo of Kenneth L. Preston, DBA

Kenneth L. Preston, DBA

Systems Engineering and Integration