Introduction to Systems Engineering

Translate SE to your own organization

Systems Engineering (SE) is advancing rapidly. It will help you to make integrated projects more manageable and to structure them more efficiently. During this course you will learn about Systems Engineering and how to implement SE in your projects.

The core of SE consists of thoroughly capturing and implementing client and system requirements, making clear arrangements and sharing information. This will prevent misunderstandings, costs of failure, delays and damage claims. And perhaps the most important: Systems Engineering will help to create a result that closely matches the client's requirements.

After this course you will be able to translate the importance of Systems Engineering to your own organization. Additionally, you will be capable of assessing the influence of SE on your own activities and determining the required knowledge and skills.

Grip on your project with Systems Engineering

During this course you will learn more about:

  • Systems Engineering (SE) and its importance
  • Background information and standards (e.g. ISO-15228) and leading principles
  • When to apply SE and its capabilities
  • Which methods, techniques and tools to use
  • The global process steps in a life cycle
  • The central role of Risk Management
  • Systems thinking, addressing clients' requirements and putting the customer first
  • The coherence between SE and contracting

Intended for

Both clients and contractors, engineering managers, lead designers, project teams and engineering firms. Independent of your field of work.

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  • Information
    Trainer: Dhr. P. Schreinemakers MSc (How2SE)
    Course data: 13 June 2023
    Location: Fletcher hotel Amersfoort
    Price: € 570.00 ex. vat
    Price includes all materials and catering
    The program can be taught in English on request.
  • Program
    • Welcome + introduction round
    • What is Systems Engineering (SE)
    • Background and history
      • Where does SE come from
      • How has SE developed itself over time
      • From 'tube thinking' to 'transdisciplinary'
    • The business case for SE
      • The dimensions contributing to company goals
    • Systems and systems thinking
      • Definitions
      • Systems in their operational context
      • Defining system scopes
      • Considerations when dividing a system
    • Life-cycle of systems versus projects
    • Putting risk central
      • Relation to time, finance and quality
      • Classification of risks
      • Guiding priorities
    • The importance of stakeholders
      • Differentiation of demands and influence
      • Stakeholder demands versus system requirements
    • The engineering process
      • Relation between requirements, analysis, functions and design choices
      • How to manage information (modelling versus documentation)
    • Short explanation of several System Engineering techniques
      • Requirements management, interface management, behaviour modelling, technical budgets,….
      • Model Based Systems Engineering
    • Verification & Validation
      • Differences and similarities
      • Effective  risk based V&V
    • Systems Engineering in relation to Project Management
      • How much SE is sensible in my project?
    • The ISO15288:2015 Systems Engineering processes
      • Relation to the company quality system
    • Finishin up the training
  • Reviews
    This course is assessed with a 8.7
    “Very informative, clear and useful”
    Nick Schepers (TenneT)
    “Instructive and of benefit in practice”
    Course participant working at a grid operator