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Fabrice Theodore

5 star rating

“Overall, I really enjoyed the course. It allowed me to progress at my own pace. It also allowed me to have a hands-on approach to modelling. This was a more in-depth approach than the masters of SE I previously did. I would highly recommend the co...”

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“Overall, I really enjoyed the course. It allowed me to progress at my own pace. It also allowed me to have a hands-on approach to modelling. This was a more in-depth approach than the masters of SE I previously did. I would highly recommend the course to any practitioner needing an introduction to the processes, methodology and approach to MBSE, as well as practitioners who need a refresher course.”

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Course Description

26 hours

Are you unsure of exactly what Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is, what its key features and benefits are, and why it's becoming the gold standard for engineering complex systems?  Are you still doing systems engineering using inefficient, out-dated and document centric approaches? 

If you are, then this new and innovative 26 hour, self-paced Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) course teaches participants the fundamentals of MBSE and how it can practiced within the INCOSE and ISO 15288 standards process.

Cleverly designed and developed, the MBSE (Fundamentals) Workshop has been specially designed to practice you in a proven modelling methodology associated with design of complex systems.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • apply the systems engineering method using the latest modelling approaches to the design of complex systems,  
  • develop coherent and integrated operational, functional and physical models using an easy to understand and proven methodology,
  • model integrated system functional and physical architectures, and the associated interfaces,
  • create an integrated system model using a modern and easy to use system engineering tool, and
  • understand the role of System Modelling Language (SysML) within MBSE and the key factors involved when deploying MBSE within an organisation.


The course case study follows the design of a new complex system to demonstrate the considerable benefits and power of MBSE. It is therefore ideally suited for the training of staff new to MBSE and that need to understand MBSE modelling concepts and methods without getting lost in the complexity of SysML or high-end MBSE tools.

As part of the course you receive an e-copy of the course folder, transcripts, audios and access to a great range of quizzes. There is also free access to the easy to use and learn systems engineering tool, plus step-by-step tutorial documentation, tutorial templates, and copies of the course references.

Full details about the free computer software used with this course can be accessed in the 'Computer Systems Requirements' available in the free section of this course.

Course Instructor

Mark Eggler

Mark has over 25 years’ experience working on complex projects as a senior professional engineer and project manager. Over the years, he has worked on many large defence major capital acquisition programs both in US, Australia, Middle-east and Europe. In recent years, he has focused on developing a market-leading Institute of Technology and has developed a broad range of niche education and training courses specialising in systems engineering and military vehicle technology. Mark holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science (Defence Technology).

Mark Eggler

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Course curriculum

  • 02

    Course Resources

    • Course Training Folder

    • Recommended Readings

    • References

  • 03

    Module 1 - Introduction to Capability Design & Systems Engneering (1 hr)

  • 04

    Module 2 - Why Use MBSE in the Design of Complex Systems? (1 hr)

    • Live-online Presentation: Introduction to MBSE & Meet Your Instructor (Contract the instructor to arrange a delivery time)

  • 05

    Module 3 - Operational Concept Document (1 hr)

    • Transcript - Lesson 3

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 3.1. Introduction & Scope

    • 3.2. Operational Concept Documents – In Context

    • 3.3. Terminology in Context

    • 3.4. OCD Structure – Sections 1-2

    • 3.5. OCD Structure – Sections 3-4

    • 3.6. OCD Structure – Sections 5

    • 3.7. Tests for a Good OCD

    • 3.8. End

    • Quiz 2

  • 06

    Module 4 - Operational Analysis (2 hr)

    • Transcript - Lesson 4

    • 4.1. Introduction & Scope

    • 4.2. Operational Analysis – Why It Matters

    • Video 3.0 - When you don't understand what the user really wants!

    • 4.3. Defining the Problem Space

    • 4.4. Methods of Engagement

    • 4.5. Structured Information Capture Using Scenarios

    • 4.6. Capability Design & Architecture

    • 4.7. Structured Information Capture

    • 4.8. Viewing the Results

    • 4.9. Traceability

    • 4.10. End

    • Quiz 3

    • Transcript - Lesson 5

    • 5.1. Operational Analysis Preliminaries

    • 5.2. Analyse the Mission & Scenarios

    • 5.3. Identify Capability Constraints, Context and Stakeholders

    • 5.4. Elicit Operational Needs

    • 5.5. Running an OA Workshop

    • 5.6. Critical Operational Issues (COI)

    • 5.7. Measures of Effectiveness & Measures of Performance

    • 5.8. Summary of OA Process & Tools

    • 5.9. End

    • Quiz 4

  • 07

    Module 5 - Getting to Know the Systems Modelling Tool (1 hr)

    • 5.1. Tutorial - Computer System Requirements

    • 5.2. Tutorial - Introducing the Requirements Management Tool

    • 5.3. Tutorial - Capability Architect

  • 08

    Module 6 - Workshop: Operational Analysis Workshop (4 hr)

    • 6.1. Introducing the Operational Analysis Workshop

    • 6.2. Roadmap - Operational Analysis Workshop

    • 6.3. Workshop Documents

    • 6.4. Workshop - Scenario

    • 6.5. Workshop - Operational Analysis

  • 09

    Module 7 - Requirements & Traceability (1 hr)

    • Transcript - Lesson 7

    • 7.1. Introduction and Scope

    • Video 4.0 - But how did it end up with a turret on top?

    • 7.2. Requirements Management

    • 7.3. Requirements Management Process & Types of Requirements

    • 7.4. Writing Good Requirements

    • 7.5. Requirement Attributes

    • 7.6. Traceability

    • 7.7. Traceability Structure and Tools

    • 7.8. Traceability in Practice

    • 7.9. End

    • Quiz 5

  • 10

    Module 8 - Functional Analysis & FPS (2 hr)

    • Transcript - Lesson 8

    • 8.1. Introduction & Scope

    • 8.2. Context and Definitions

    • 8.3. Functional Analysis Process and Getting Ready

    • Video 5.0 - Let's think creatively about functionality?

    • 8.4. Describing Functional Behaviour

    • 8.5. Functional Flow Block Diagrams

    • 8.6. Hierarchical Functional Analysis

    • 8.7. Decomposing Functions & Requirements – Part I

    • 8.8. Decomposing Functions & Requirements – Part II

    • 8.9. End

    • Quiz 6

    • Transcript - Lesson 9

    • 9.1. Thread Based Functional Analysis

    • 9.2. Consolidating System Functional Behaviour

    • 9.3. Function & Requirement

    • 9.4. Traceability

    • 9.5. Alternate Decompositions

    • 9.6. States and Modes

    • 9.7. Managing the Process

    • 9.8. Compiling the FPS

    • 9.9. End

    • Quiz 7

  • 11

    Module 9 - Workshop: Functional Analysis & Requirements Development (4 hr)

    • 10.1. Introducing the Functional Analysis & Requirements Development Workshop

    • 10.2. Roadmap - Functional Analysis Tutorial

    • 10.3. Workshop - Functional Analysis

  • 12

    Module 10 - Design & Synthesis (2 hr)

    • Transcript - Lesson 11

    • 11.1. Overview and Scope

    • Video 6.0 - When you forget why youre building it!

    • 11.2. Design and Synthesis Context

    • 11.3. Design and Synthesis Process

    • 11.4. Setting up for Design and Synthesis

    • 11.5. Key Design Documents

    • 11.6. Generating Physical Design Solutions

    • 11.7. Developing the Product Breakdown Structure

    • Quiz 11

    • Transcript - Lesson 12

    • 12.1. Selecting Configuration Items and Interfaces

    • 12.2. Systems Integration Management

    • 12.3. Allocating Functions and Deriving Systems Requirements

    • 12.4. Deriving and Refining Technical Requirements

    • 12.5. Speciality Engineering

    • 12.6. Analysing and Selecting Optimum Physical Solutions

    • 12.7. Checking Design Consistency and Traceability

    • 12.8. End

    • Quiz 12

  • 13

    Module 11 - Workshop: Design & Synthesis (4 hr)

    • 13.1. Introducing the Design & Synthesis Workshop

    • 13.2. Roadmap - Design & Synthesis Tutorial

    • 13.3. Workshop Documents

    • 13.4. Workshop - Design & Synthesis

  • 14

    Module 12 - Introduction to Systems Modelling Language (SysML)

    • Transcript - Lesson 14

    • 14.1. Introduction and Scope

    • 14.2. Systems Engineering Overview

    • 14.3. Model Based Systems Engineering

    • 14.4. System Modelling Language Overview

    • Video 1.0 - What Are Modelling Languages?

    • 14.5. Behaviour and Requirements Diagrams

    • 14.6. Structure and Parametric Diagrams

    • Video 2.0 - Executable SysML Model of a Car Transmission

    • 14.7. Implementing SysML

    • 14.8. End

    • Quiz 11

  • 15

    Module 13 - Competency Based Assessment

    • About the Competency Based Assessment

    • Assessment-System Modelling Task

  • 16

    Module 14 - Common Problems in Capability Design & Systems Engineering (1 hr)

    • 15.1. Overview and Scope

    • 15.2. Why Complex Projects are Difficult

    • 15.3. Common Problems in Capability Design

    • 15.4. Issue 1 – Front-end Analysis (Part 1)

    • Video 6.0 - Fixing Mistakes Late in the Program

    • 15.5. Issue 1 – Front-end Analysis (Part 2)

    • 15.6. Issue 2 – Requirement Translation

    • 15.7. Issue 3 – Insufficient Expertise

    • 15.8. Issue 4 – Systems Engineering Practices

    • 15.9. Issue 5 – Collaborative Tools

    • 15.10. Summary

    • 15.11. End

    • Quiz 12

  • 18

    Course Validation & Feedback

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    • Feedback on Course Modules

    • General Feedback on Course

    • Additonal Comments

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