Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering

Course Description

Address modern systems engineering principles through systems definition and requirements engineering to systems analysis and the design, implementation, operation and technical management of systems projects, designed with substantial industry input. Explore a range of systems engineering principles and development methodologies. Become familiar with the financial and management issues associated with developing complex engineering systems in a hands-on environment.

Course ID: DEF 4501P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 29, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Monday, October 29, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795 18251
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15367 Nov 16, 2015 Nov 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
16057 Apr 4, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
16585 Oct 17, 2016 Oct 21, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
17075 Mar 27, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
17008 Nov 13, 2017 Nov 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
18250 Mar 5, 2018 Mar 9, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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Who Should Attend

Government officials, government contractors, project directors, project advisers, engineering managers, systems engineers, software system engineers and design engineers

How You Will Benefit

  • Apply the benefits of systems thinking and systems engineering to a “real-world” project.

  • Describe systems engineering functions, life cycle, management, problems and challenges.

  • Judge the applicability of proposed process, strategy or methodology for systems engineering.

  • Critique and create systems engineering architectures.

  • Be able to structure and lead a conceptual design effort.

  • Apply the most essential systems engineering tools to realistic problems.

  • Develop a systems engineering plan for a project.

  • Recognize the value and limitations of modeling & simulation.

  • Formulate an effective plan for gathering and using data.

  • Determine the effects of manufacture, maintenance and disposal on system’s cost and value.


  • Introduction to systems engineering
  • The systems life cycle and solution development
  • Systems engineering in context
  • Systems engineering fundamentals
  • Requirements and requirements analysis
  • Systems synthesis: Conceptual design
  • System logical solution development
  • System physical solution development
  • Decision making and effectiveness evaluation
  • System speciality engineering integration
  • Systems integration
  • Verifcation, validation and test
  • Systems engineering management
  • Systems engineering in retrospect and prospect

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Carlee Bishop, Ph.D.