Foundations of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  •  A Hands-on Approach to Understanding the Processes, Practicalities and Potentials of MBSE for your Projects
  • Includes a copy of the course textbook Applied Space Systems Engineering and a complete set of course notes


This 1.5-day course provides a broad overview of the processes, practices, tools, and techniques that comprise the emerging discipline of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) with emphasis on practical application. The course examines the “why,” “what” and “how” of MBSE beginning with its basic value proposition. The course focuses on six central themes that comprise the unique advantages MBSE offers—Capturing, Connecting, Controlling, Communicating, Collaborating and Cycling. In this course, the foundations of MBSE are established by reviewing the systems engineering fundamentals and what it means to “model” SE. Ontologies, modeling languages and frameworks are then reviewed to establish a basis for their use in any MBSE project. From this foundation, participants are guided through a hands-on exercise to model a simple system.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand Model-based Systems Engineering
  • Apply MBSE Tools and Techniques
  • Analyze MBSE Artifacts
  • Develop systems engineering models

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for practicing systems engineers, payload principle investigators, subsystem engineers or project managers involved in any phase of the space mission lifecycle who are curious about application of MBSE to their projects.

“The course content, methods of instruction and exercises were fantastic! The instructor was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Great balance of instruction and practical application.”
“The course provided a good review of systems engineering principles especially with respect to requirements definition. The instructors displayed both SE knowledge and the ability to reinforce that knowledge with relevant stories and visuals.”



- Introduction to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Tools

- Introduction to Systems Engineering using Models

- Introduction to Modeling Languages

- Ontologies, Languages and Frameworks

- MBSE Across the Lifecycle


Extensive Hands-on Exercises (integrated throughout)

- Solar Fan Guided Exercise

- Additional Exercises

- Wrap Up and Discussion


Each registrant will receive:

· A copy of the course textbook Applied Space Systems Engineering

· A complete set of course notes with copies of all slides used in the presentations

· A free trial license to Innoslate (cloud-based tool) for hands-on exercises.

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