Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering

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Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering

Course Description

By taking the Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering course, you will be able to structure and lead a conceptual design effort and apply the most essential systems engineering tools to realistic problems at your own organization. Designed with substantial industry input, the class addresses modern systems engineering principles through systems definition and requirements engineering to systems analysis and the design, implementation, operation, and technical management of systems projects. Explore a range of systems engineering principles and development methodologies through practical application to case study scenarios. Plus, become familiar with the financial and management issues associated with developing complex engineering systems in a hands-on environment.

Due to minimum enrollment requirements to hold a course, we ask that you register as early possible. View our terms and conditions for further information. If you have specific questions or requirements, please contact the course administrator. 

Course Content


  • Introduction to Systems Engineering Processes via case study analysis


  • Application of tools and techniques throughout the systems lifecycle
  • Practical application to realistic scenarios


  • Decomposition of system stakeholder needs through requirements definition, Concept of Operations and Use Case development
  • Further decomposition through functional analysis and architecture definitions and development
  • Trade studies and analysis of alternatives to support systems definition


  • System baseline management and design iterations
  • Verification and validation from concept and design through implementation, integration, and deployment


  • Development of a Systems Engineering Management Plan consolidating processes, methods and tools utilized in scenario development
  • Risk analysis of cost, schedule and performance aspects of scenarios

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for government officials, government contractors, project directors, project advisers, engineering managers, systems engineers, software system engineers, and design engineers.

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What You Will Learn

  • The fundamentals of systems engineering
  • The benefits of systems thinking and systems engineering to a “real-world” project
  • How to critique and create systems engineering architectures
  • The value and limitations of modeling and simulation
  • How to formulate an effective plan for gathering and using data
  • The effects of manufacture, maintenance, and disposal on system’s cost and value
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How You Will Benefit

  • Describe systems engineering functions, life cycle, management, problems, and challenges.
  • Judge the applicability of proposed process, strategy, or methodology for systems engineering.
  • 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.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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