Professional Certificate In Systems EngineeringReed has teamed with Old Dominion University to provide the first Professional Certificate in Systems Engineering in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia. Private runs of the program have already been completed for the US Navy/SPAWAR Norfolk and for Northrop Grumman Newport News including attendees from Northrop Grumman Information Technology. This program supports the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional certification activities and also provides a "hands-on" approach to applying systems engineering skills.
This Program Offers:
- Detailed instruction of SE methods mixed with in-class exercises
- Real-life examples incorporated throughout
- Group projects to conclude and demonstrate knowledge
- Preparation for INCOSE CSEP exam
- Eligibility to apply for graduate credit with ODU’s Master’s in Engineering Management (SE Focus) degree program
- Customized schedule
SE 101 Systems Engineering Introduction & Fundamentals
This course provides an in-depth introduction to systems engineering: What is it? Why is it needed? Who uses it? The systems engineering process is described from planning and requirements capture/definition through architectural synthesis and compliance verification activities, risk management, trade studies, configuration management, and system integration. An introduction to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is included and guidance on preparing and applying for the Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) is provided. Practical application exercises allow participants to implement the skills gained during the course sessions. An introduction to the “system of systems” mentality and current viewpoints surrounding the terminology are included and use of technical reviews and technical performance measures (TPMs) for system development is applied to the system development process.
Module 1: What is Systems Engineering?
- Lifecycles and Processes
- SE Process and Project Lifecycle
- System Life Cycle Stages
Module 2: Processes & SE Activities
- Functional Analysis & System Architecture
Module 3: SE Process Controls
- Risk Management
- Configuration Management
- Technical Performance Measures (TPMs)
- Design/Technical Reviews
- System of Systems Approach
SE 102 Requirements Management for Systems Integration
The Requirements Management for System Integration Course demonstrates how important a solid set of system requirements at the initiation of a project is to the successful integration of that system. Detailed instruction on stakeholder analysis is provided and participants learn how to capture, develop, analyze, and review system requirements. Structuring requirement statements for maximum benefit to downstream system development activities is described and the continuous interaction between requirements generation and system design is demonstrated. Participants are instructed in the allocation of requirements to various levels of system architecture as well as the direct impact requirements have on verification and integration activities.
Module 1: Introduction
- Definitions and Need
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Stakeholder Requirements Definition
- Requirements Process
- Writing Requirements
Module 2: Requirements Process Details
- Requirements Process Continued
- Capture Continued
- Concept of Operations
Module 3: Design and Documentation
- Requirements & Design Loops
- Interface Requirements
Module 4: Requirements and Verification
- Verification & Requirements Allocation
- Verification Methods & Compliance Activities
Module 5: Final Words and Project
- Recap/Final Words
- Application of Knowledge
SE 103 Concept and Architecture Development
Concept and Architecture Development is key to the successful implementation of a system. Participants will learn how appropriate concepts are generated from existing requirements, preliminary concepts, and other date and preliminary system architectures and how associated hierarchies are generated. Development of a functional architecture is clarified as is the synthesis of that functional architecture into a physical configuration. Techniques are described that demonstrate how, through careful system analysis, systems engineers determine the optimum system for their application. Trade studies are utilized to guide element and architecture selection activities and the impact of stringent interface definition and control is explained in detail.
Module 1: What a Concept!
- Concept Development
- Functional Analysis/Allocation
- Functional Architecture
- Functional Decomposition
Module 2: Architecture Development
- System Synthesis/Preliminary Architecture Development
- Defining & Refining Elements
- Trade Studies and Architecture Selection
Module 3: Specialty Engineering Analysis
- System Analysis
- Human Factors
SE 104 Integration, Verification, & Validation (IV&V)
The Integration, Verification and Validation course starts with an introduction to the verification process and clarification of terminology. Verification methods including Test, Analysis, Demonstration, and Inspection are defined and selection of the appropriate method for each system requirement is explained. Planning is covered in detail including customizing the verification process for your project needs to avoid costly design and schedule impacts late in the project lifecycle. Participants learn how to integrate the verification process into overall project management and systems engineering activities. Detailed knowledge on validation of system functions is provided and participants learn why testing is not the only option for showing compliance with performance requirements. The importance of focusing on interface verification is demonstrated to ensure successful system integration and study the methods for verification closure and rollup.
Module 1: Introduction
Overview of the Compliance Verification Process
Clarification of Terms (Verification, Validation, Integration)
Verification Methods and Applicability
Verification Phases and the System Development Cycle
Verification Planning/Program Master Verification Plan (PMVP) Development
Module 2: Verification, Validation, Integration Details
Implementation of the Verification Plan
System Functional Validation
Interface Verification and Validation
Integrated System Verification/System Integration
Module 3: Project
Application of Knowledge
SE 105 Integration, Verification, & Validation (IV&V)
SE 206 Project and Systems Integration: This describes the similarities and interactions between Project Management and Systems Engineering activities that are crucial to the success of a technical project. Life Cycle models are introduced and selection of the best model for a project is discussed. Requirements are presented from a project and technical perspective as is the management of those requirements from an integrated standpoint. Technical and project methods for risk management, configuration management and trade studies are demonstrated and students have the opportunity to apply the techniques learned through group exercises.
Module 1: Systems, Projects, and Management
- Terms and Definitions
- PMI and INCOSE Overview
Module 2: Life Cycle Models
- Project, system, and development life cycles
- Life Cycle Models
- Selecting a Model
Module 3: Requirements
- Importance of Requirements
- Project vs. System Requirements
- Requirements Management Approaches
Module 4: Integration
- Systems Integration
- Project Integration
Module 5: Risk Management
- Definitions and Processes
- INCOSE and PMI Approaches
Module 6: Configuration Management
- Definitions and Processes
- Project vs. Technical Changes
- Integrated CM Processes
Module 7: Trade Studies
- Methods and Approach
- Tools and Implementation
SE 301 CSEP Prep Capstone
Students learn about the INCOSE certification process, receive application guidance/study tips, and gain thorough knowledge of the INCOSE Handbook layout and contents. Sample exam questions throughout the program help prepare students for the CSEP test.
Module 1: Overview
- Practice Quiz
- INCOSE Certification Process Overview
- Study Tips
- CSEP Application Guidance
Modules 2 and 3: INCOSE SE Handbook Review
- Detailed Review of Handbook main chapters and appendices
- System Life Cycle Stages
- System Life Cycle Processes
- Project, Technical, Enterprise, Agreement Processes
- SE Activity Details
- Sample exam questions and exercises throughout
- Practice Quiz
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Earn graduate credits!
Those students who complete the Professional Certificate in Systems Engineering can earn 6 graduate credits toward Master of Engineering Management at Old Dominion University (The following courses will be credited: ENMA 604 + one elective) Students who do not have the required math background will need to take MATH 211, MATH 212 and MATH 304 or equivalents to be admitted to the masters programs. Also a course in engineering statistics (ENMA 420/520 or equivalent) is a prerequisite for ODU masters programs. Click on the link below for more details.
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