Engineers can no longer rely on traditional methods to deliver complex projects. Across all industries we are seeing increasing complexity due to:
- rapid shifts in technology
- availability of information
- scarce resources
- the evolving connection between humans and machines.
Organisations are fast adopting systems engineering practices to respond to this fluid and fast changing environment.
In this self-paced course, you’ll learn how a systems engineering approach can help you understand and manage complexity and risk. You'll learn:
- the concepts and principles that underpin the engineering of systems
- the benefits of applying systems engineering to projects
- how to bring all the working parts together to manage complex projects
- tools, techniques and methods for creating secure systems capabilities
- the importance of a 'whole-of-life’ view of the engineering of systems
At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge to make better engineering decisions when managing complex projects with many contributors. You'll also have the skills to contribute to systems engineering capability in your workplace.
Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.
We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.
This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.
We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.
Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.
- Describe the principles of systems engineering
- Compare complexity theory and systems thinking
- Identify conceptual tools to work with complex systems
Is this course for you?
This course suits engineers and related professionals with 5 to 10 years' experience.
It's relevant across all industries, sectors and disciplines.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
Why systems engineering?
- Systems thinking meets engineering
- Introduction to complexity and systems
- The need for transdisciplinary and integrative systems engineering
A 'three systems approach' to systems engineering
- Introducing the three systems
- Developing the system of interest
- Managing the process and organisation
- Engaging with the context
Core technical systems engineering processes
- Requirements analysis
- Functional analysis
- Verification and validation
Jawahar Bhalla (JB) is an expert in systems engineering. He teaches engineers and other professionals to apply systems thinking to complex projects.
During his extensive 30-year career, JB has held technical and leadership roles with multinational organisations. He has also delivered complex systems capability for the defence and civil sectors.
JB contributes to the advancement of knowledge across industry in his leadership roles with two peak bodies: Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) and Simulation Australasia.
JB's courses explain systems engineering concepts and offer tangible tools to improve project performance.
This course is delivered through EEA Online, our new digital learning platform.
You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.
It will take approximately 8 hours to complete.
As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.
Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.
EEA Online access
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