Systems Engineering Fundamentals Training

Commitment 2 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 a much closer relationship, requiring a system-of-systems approach to the overall design.

Systems Engineering Fundamentals Training presents the fundamentals of a systems engineering approach to solving complex problems. It covers the underlying attitudes as well as the process definitions that make up systems engineering. The model presented is a research-proven combination of the best existing standards.

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


  • We can adapt this Systems Engineering Fundamentals course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Systems Engineering course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Systems Engineering Fundamentals 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 Systems Engineering Fundamentals course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

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


The target audience for this Systems Engineering Fundamentals course:

  • Working in any sort of system development
  • Project leader or a key member of a product development team
  • Looking for practical methods to use today

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

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  1. Systems Engineering Model — An underlying process model that ties together all the concepts and methods. System thinking attitudes. Overview of the systems engineering processes. Incremental, concurrent processes and process loops for iteration. Technical and management aspects.
  2. Where Do Requirements Come From? — Requirements as the primary method of measurement and control for systems development. Three steps to translate an undefined need into requirements; determining the system purpose/mission from an operational view; how to measure system quality, analyzing missions and environments; requirements types; defining functions and requirements.
  3. Where Does a Solution Come From? — Designing a system using the best methods known today. What is architecture? System architecting processes; defining alternative concepts; alternate sources for solutions; how to allocate requirements to the system components; how to develop, analyze, and test alternatives; how to trade off results and make decisions. Establishing an allocated baseline, and getting from the system design to the system. Systems engineering during ongoing operation.
  4. Ensuring System Quality — Building in quality during the development, and then checking it frequently. The relationship between systems engineering and systems testing. Technical analysis as a system tool. Verification at multiple levels: architecture, design, and product. Validation at multiple levels; requirements, operations design, and product.
  5. Systems Engineering Management — How to successfully manage the technical aspects of the system development; planning the technical processes; assessing and controlling the technical processes, with corrective actions; use of risk management, configuration management, and interface management to guide the technical development.
  6. Systems Engineering Concepts of Leadership — How to guide and motivate technical teams; technical teamwork and leadership; virtual, collaborative teams; design reviews; technical performance measurement.
  7. Summary — Review of the important points of the workshop. Interactive discussion of participant experiences that add to the material.
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