Applied Systems Engineering Training

Commitment 4 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Today’s complex systems present difficult challenges to develop. From military systems to aircraft to environmental and electronic control systems, development teams must face the challenges with an arsenal of proven methods. Individual systems are more complex, and systems operate in much closer relationships, requiring a system-of-systems approach to the overall design. The discipline and concepts of systems engineering provide ways to manage this complexity. By following systems engineering practices, teams organize their thought processes in such a way as to bring order out of chaos. Studies of complex programs have shown that the proper application of up-front thinking can reduce the cost impact of errors by as much as five hundredfold.

Systems engineering is a simple flow of concepts, frequently neglected in the press of day-to-day work, that reduces risk step by step. In this workshop, you will learn the latest systems principles, processes, products, and methods. This is a practical course, in which students apply the methods to build real, interacting systems during the workshop. You can use the results now in your work. Applied Systems Engineering Training provides an in-depth look at the latest principles for systems engineering in the context of standard development cycles, with realistic practice on how to apply them. The focus is on the underlying thought patterns, to help the participant understand why rather than just teach what to do. Read more about one company’s long experience here.

  • 4 days of Applied Systems Engineering Training with an expert instructor
  • Applied Systems Engineering Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • We can adapt this Applied Systems Engineering course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Applied Systems Engineering Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Applied Systems Engineering course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Applied Systems Engineering Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Upon completing this Applied Systems Engineering Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:


The target audience for this Applied Systems Engineering course:

  • A leader or a key member of a complex system development team
  • Concerned about the team’s technical success
  • Interested in how to fit your system into its system environment
  • Looking for practical methods to use in your team

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Applied Systems Engineering Training course are:

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Test Evaluation Overview:
  • An overview of test and evaluation (T&E) principles and methods for simple products and complex systems, including T&E tasks from the beginning to the end of a project. Basic definitions and concepts, including test, evaluation, verification, validation, developmental testing (DT&E or “alpha”), and operational testing (OT&E or “beta”). Cost-effective T&E, and the cost of quality. Nine basic principles of testing.
Test and Evaluation In the Life Cycle:
  • Roles of test and evaluation throughout product development and support. Special life cycles: commercial product development, US Department of Defense acquisitions under DoD- 5000, evolutionary development, iterative development, and agile development.
Applied Systems Engineering Training – Developing Test Requirements:
  • Requirements as the primary method to control product development. Types of requirements, including traditional, model-based, and agile requirements. How to develop a requirements verification matrix (RVM); verification methods (Inspection, Analysis, Demonstration, Test). Test requirements differences for prototypes, first articles, production, and support.
 Designing a Test and Evaluation Program:
  • Three stages: test strategy, test planning, and test procedures. Creating a T&E strategy in the context of the stakeholder needs. An effective outline of T&E strategy topics, such as US DoD “Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)” Converting the strategy to a T&E plan defining specific verification events in terms of requirements tested, time frame, equipment/skills needed, duration, and goals. Identification of test-enabling products early enough to affect the development program. Modeling and simulation for test planning.
Designing Tests and Evaluations:
  • The test procedure is a control for each verification event. Identifying the issues and goals in each verification event. Determining the requirements to include, and what not to include. “Black box” input/output analysis, choosing what to measure, and identification of observability issues. Logical sequencing of the test procedure based on product/system states, input controls, and observable measurements. Analyzing expected variation in test data, statistical design of tests, sampling principles, selecting useful statistical methods, design of experiments, and common statistical errors.
Integration Testing:
  • Manage the intricate aspects of system integration testing; level of integration planning; managing system integration; workarounds. Development test concepts; five types of integration test planning; preferred order of events; component testing.
Test Conduct:
  • How to perform testing; differences in testing for prototypes, first article qualification, recurring production acceptance, support; rules for test conduct. Test records; test readiness certification, test constraints, test article configuration; troubleshooting and anomaly handling; measures of success and indicators of difficulty; test tools. Test failure analysis.
Robotic Test Challenge:
  • A hands-on class exercise in small groups. Part A analyzes a system concept and requirements, developing an RVM and specific test requirements, Part B creates an effective test program and test procedures for the product system. Part C builds the robotic systems per assembly instructions. Part D implements the test program to evaluate the final robots.
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