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Model-Based Systems Engineering Certificate Program

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the application of modeling techniques to more effectively support systems engineering tasks, including requirements, analysis, design, and test. MBSE makes the transition of system level specifications developed by systems engineers to component design disciplines such as software, mechanical and electrical engineering more effective by improving communication rigor and minimizing re-work across the development lifecycle.

This 5-day program provides tools and techniques for modeling and analyzing the structure, behavior, constraints and specifications of enterprise level, application level and/or embedded solutions. In addition, we present the fundamental constructs of Systems Modeling Language (SysML).

Participants will use the provided MBSE software tools to construct and analyze models, and will receive coaching and support from the instructors through our on-line system. All participants will receive the textbook A Practical Guide to SysML: The System Modeling Language, Third Edition.


Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand MBSE in the context of Model Based Engineering (MBE)
  • Apply Model-Based Systems Engineering to complex systems examples
  • Model requirements and constraints
  • Model system structure and behavior
  • Develop and critique SysML models
  • Develop test scenarios using models
  • Perform trade space analysis using models
  • Use MBSE tools and methods to develop systems models

Who should attend

The program is appropriate for engineering and management professionals looking for a solid foundation of MBSE principles and practical experience applying them. Participants should be familiar with systems engineering and system thinking basics.


Fee: $2600 for the 5 day program. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the first day of the program. You may pay the entire program fee of $2600 in one payment, or you may pay the program fee in five increments of $520 corresponding to each of the 5 class days.

Hours and Credits: Participants will earn 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Steve Wall; Ron Williamson, PhD