Netherlands, Utrecht

System Engineering Managing complexity of in-service systems

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1245

Complex Industrial and infrastructural systems are increasingly managed on basis of Systems Engineering (SE). The challenge is to create or upgrade great products like airports, chemical factories, railway infrastructure & rolling stock, port facilities, you name it. These systems typically have a strong interdisciplinary nature and take multiple years to be realized or updated. Systems Engineering provides the means to manage the complexity of these systems and to realize their maximized operational availability and reliability within the financial, time and qualitative boundaries.

In this course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of Systems Engineering and its applications. Several international companies offer you to share their experiences of using SE in engineering and maintenance projects (f.i. Prorail, Movares, Arcadis, Strukton, INCOSE, How2SE, Hogeschool Utrecht ).

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach combining various methods for specifying, architecting, designing, building and maintaining systems. For systems that are upgraded while being in-service, these activities are done with minimal down-time and maximum performance. Systems Engineering considers company goals as well as technical aspects and stakeholder interests with the aim to provide quality products and services in line with user needs.

Some SE fundamentals are: managing complexity, system architecture; systems thinking; user specification; life cycle optimization; verification & validation. Some of the Process characteristics for SE are: modelling, functional design and physical design.

The interactive course offers participants hands-on experience and challenges students to bring system architecting and systems thinking into practice using cases from the professional world. SE is about how to effectively implement or upgrade a system. It?s about first-time right, dealing with complexity, overcome resistance, fulfilling functionality and creating customer value whilst eliminating waste.

Whether you are a student or a professional, join this challenging course and discover how to effectively put Systems Engineering to practice in your professional life!

Course leader

Jaap Goedegebuur
Mob. +31 (6)- 12294907

Target group

Bachelor students or higher and professionals

Course aim

Discover how to effectively put Systems Engineering into practice in your professional life.

Fee info

EUR 1245: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 895: Course + course materials

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