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Advanced Concepts

This two-day course provides the advanced tools and methods needed to solve the complex challenges of designing and developing today’s complex systems. Participants will learn innovative techniques for overcoming the limitations of current industry practices. The course focuses on practical application of proven methods for ensuring robust, cost-effective designs that meet stringent functional, performance, and cost requirements under realistic constraints.

The course can be tailored to fit an organization’s needs by selecting from the topics listed below and adding additional topics as needed to meet business goals.


Participants will learn to:

  • Apply advanced systems engineering tools and techniques
  • Identify methodologies useful in addressing current engineer challenges
  • Address shortfalls in current systems engineering approaches


  • System Architecture Development and Evaluation
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and SysML
  • System Cost Analysis and Affordability
  • Systems Integration
  • Adaptive, Robust, Resilient, Pliable Systems
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

Who should attend

Experienced systems engineers or systems engineering managers who want to expand and build on their existing knowledge to improve their effectiveness in today's rapidly changing systems development environment and prepare themselves for more challenging assignments. Participants are expected to have a full understanding of the fundamentals of systems engineering.


Rick Hefner, PhD