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Leading Systems Engineering processes

Looking for a way to minimize budgets or schedule overruns to enhance the success rate of your engineering projects? The course helps you to set up a targeted integrated system engineering approach that benefits your project organization and limits any associated bureaucracy.

This five day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practiced by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organizations worldwide. It provides an integrated approach to a set of management and technical disciplines, which combines optimizing system effectiveness, enhancing project success and reducing risk.

What will you learn within this Systems Engineering course?

Within this course, you will learn ways of developing complex systems using the Systems Engineering approach. Systems that will achieve corporate objectives over their lifecycle.
Systems Engineers are focused on the Why and the What of the systems. They are responsible for the system concept, architecture, design and realisation of systems. They analyse and manage complexity and risk. They are responsible for a myriad of other facets of system creation. Systems Engineering is the discipline that makes their success possible – their tools, techniques, methods, knowledge, standards, principles, and concepts.

This course not only teaches the fundamentals of Systems Engineering as proposed by the worldwide System Engineering Council (INCOSE) and NASA, but actually helps you to translate this knowledge to practical improvements in your own domain. Through a combination of theory, a continuous case and focused exercises you will find that a targeted Systems Engineering approach is beneficial for any project organization and that the associated bureaucracy is limited.

Systems Engineering Course Objective

This five day course addresses systems engineering as it is understood and practised by leading acquirer, developer and supplier organizations worldwide. Our Systems Engineering course provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines which combine to optimize system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk.

On completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the overall concepts of Systems Engineering which are characteristic of a systems approach to realizing successful systems.
  • Understand the overall process elements and their relationships, which collectively constitute the fundamentals of Systems Engineering.
  • Understand and be able to relate the roles of developer as supplier, developer as creator and developer as acquirer. You also understand how to place their own roles and roles of their customers (internal and external) and suppliers (internal and external) within this framework.
  • Be able to perform the basics of some of the more important techniques of system concept development, system requirements analysis, systems architecting, development of physical solution, development of logical solution, evaluation of solution alternatives (trade-off studies), design iteration and test and integration.
  • Be familiar with the principles and major techniques of engineering management in a systems project context, like configuration management, risk management and interface management.
  • Have the basic capability to tailor the application of the principles and methods to different application scenarios.
  • Be capable of extensive further learning in the field of systems engineering within a sound conceptual framework.

For who is this course meant?

This Systems Engineering course is designed for personnel who perform, manage, control or specify the development of small to large technology-based systems, especially for exacting applications or to fixed budgets. The course will be of particular value to people with an aspiration to become recognized as a qualified systems engineer.

Course level

University of applied sciences / higher education (HBO)


5 day sessions in Veldhoven, each from 09.00 till 17.00 hrs.

Certificate of attendance

After completing the course you receive a certificate of attendance.

Course material

An extensive English syllabus. Because this field is continuously in development, the syllabus will be updated frequently to the latest state of technical affairs. As part of the course material you will receive the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook and the book Systems Design and Engineering co-authored by one of the course leaders.

Course Leading Systems Engineering processes VS Course Systems Engineering for engineers

Course Leading Systems Engineering processes

Course Systems Engineering for engineers

Design Questions: Why and What!
Focus on requirements, architecting, concept thinking, system design, verification and validation.

Design Questions: How and What!
Focus on Engineering, realisation, verification.

Lead engineers, systems engineers, systems architects, technical management

Engineers, designers, domain experts

Responsibility for the entire system across disciplines and lifecycle

Responsibility for components, subsystems, and modules

Course Content

The course is a mixture of presentations and exercises and will provide a highly interactive setting.

A continuous case is used as basis for the practical exercises and provides a good introduction in the Systems Engineering methods, tools and techniques.

Day 1: Systems Context

  • Introduction of Systems Engineering
  • SE-Processes Framework
  • What is a system?
  • System of Systems
  • Operational Concept Description
  • Stakeholders Expectations

Day 2: Requirements

  • Lifecycle Stages
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Verification and Validation

Day 3: Design and Architecture

  • System Architecture
  • System/Organizational view
  • Functional Analysis
  • Thinking Tracks
  • Design proces

Day 4: Technical Management

  • Decision Management
  • Measurement Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk Management
  • Transition

Day 5: Synthesis

  • Technical Project Management
  • Systems Integration
  • Transition
  • Introduction Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Rol van INCOSE in Systems Engineering

Would you like to know more about the possibilities for organizing this course in-house at your company?


We visit you free of obligation, so that we obtain a clear view of your organization, the target group and your objectives.


A good adjustment to your company-specific situation and the deployment of very experienced teachers who have earned their spurs in practice. Mikrocentrum is CEDEO-accredited.


Organizing an in-house course for multiple people often offers an interesting price advantage.


In the end, it is the result that counts. Our personal and flexible approach, the practice-oriented approach and most of all our experienced and specialized teachers all contribute to this success.

For more information, please contact:
Jeroen Gijsberts, or by phone at +31 (0)6 47 07 99 63

TerlethDick Terleth is a senior consultant Systems Engineering and Configuration Management at ADSE. He is responsible for the Systems Engineering and Configuration Management consulting services of ADSE. As consultant and as project manager he is involved in various implementation phases of SE and CM, ranging from creating awareness, strategy development, and business analysis to functional design, implementation, test, training and rollout. He is involved in SE projects in Aerospace, High Tech Industry and his current focus is on Mobility, which includes rail infrastructure, rolling stock and road infrastructure like tunnels. Prior to ADSE he worked for various Product Lifecycle (PLM) software providers, like EDS, MatrixOne and IBM, on PLM implementation projects at clients like Nokia, Philips, Fokker and Lucent. He started his career at Fokker Aircraft where he worked on developing concepts for Engineering Data Management in the early days of CAD/CAM in the 1980’s. Dick Terleth holds a MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University Delft (1982) and is CMII Professional certified since 2010. Dick was member of the board of Dutch chapter of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) from 2013-2017, and served as president during 2015-2017. Maarten Bonnema is an associate professor in multidisciplinary systems design at the Department of Design, Production and Management of the Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente. He has worked as a Systems Engineer at ASML. His research aims at supporting system designers, conceptual design and mechatronic design by improving multidisciplinary communication. Also systems thinking is researched. An overview of publications can be found at

He has a broad teaching expertise spanning design in general, industrial design engeineering, and especially systems engineering.  He also holds a position as associate professor at the Norwegian Institute for Systems Engineering in Kongsberg, Norway, where he looks at electric mobility in particular.


Register City Start date Start time End time Price Sessions
Veldhoven 06-11-2020 9:00 16:30 € 3000 5
Veldhoven 12-03-2021 9:00 16:30 € 3000 5

Mikrocentrum uses all-inclusive rates. All mentioned rates are exclusive of VAT and include course materials and package costs.

Members of the Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform get a 10% discount.

The day package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and an extensive lunch, and soft drinks in the afternoon.
The afternoon-evening package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and dinner including a drink.
The evening package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea and water.