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Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

3 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • R&D engineers, managers, executives who have to develop a new product or a new powertrain.


  • Foundation
  • This course provides a deeper knowledge and competencies on processes and methodologies of systems engineering and an overview of powertrain project management.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • master the basic notions of systems engineering,
  • understand specificities of systems engineering in a powertrain project,
  • know the tools, processes and methodologies required to develop a new powertrain.
Course Content

Fundamentals of systems engineering

0.5 day

  • History of Systems Engineering.
  • System definition.
  • Life cycle.
  • Engineering system.
  • Engineering system in automotive industry.
  • Processes and objects (product, process, service).
  • V cycle: engineering (specify, design), physical parts, integration (integrate, validate, justify).
  • Other methods of product development.

Tree decomposition of a new system

0.5 day

  • A system tree.
  • Product development tree and decomposition by levels.
  • Development process tree.
  • Associated systems.
  • Design by steps/rank of maturity.
  • Simultaneous development of the product and the process.

Engineering process

1 day

  • Define the need.
  • Specify: define the requirements (technical specification).
  • Design from a functional and organic point of view a new system to meet the requirements: internal functional analysis, external functional analysis, FMEA, functional architectures, organic architectures and interfaces.
  • Evaluation and optimization.
  • Integration and validation.

Project management process

0.5 day

  • Product and process planning.
  • Steering and control of deadlines.
  • Steering and control of costs.
  • Steering and control of quality.
  • Steering and control of risks.
  • Requirements management: process from the need for the client to the requirement.
  • Configuration management.
  • Diversity management.
Application on a case study 0.5 day

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