Systems Engineering Verification and Validation


This course will focus on the verification and validation aspect that is the beginning, from the validation point-of-view, and the final part of the systems engineering task for a program/project. It will clarify the confusing use of verification and validation. Familiarize yourself with validating requirements and generating verification requirements. Start with the verification and validation plans. Then learn how to choose the best verification method and approach. Test and Evaluation Master Plan leads to test planning and analysis. Conducting test involves activities, facilities, equipments, and personnel. Evaluation is the process of analyzing and interpreting data. Acceptance test assures that the products meet what intended to purchase. There are functional and physical audits. Simulation and Modeling provides virtual duplication of products and processes in operational valid environments. Verification management organizes verification task and provides total traceability from customer requirements to verification report elements.

Key Topics:

  • Validation
  • Verification and Validation Plan and Methods
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Functional and Physical Audit
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Verification Management

Who Should Attend:

This course will be of interest to researchers, engineers, program/project managers, software engineers and other professionals that involve in verification and validation work, especially for complex system.

Course Information:

Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
Course Level: Fundamentals/Intermediate
Course Length: 2 days
AIAA CEU's available: Yes


Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Overview of Systems Engineering Process
    • Definitions and Purpose of Verification and Validation and its Process
    • Validating Requirements
    • Generating Verification Requirements

  • Verification and Validation Plan and Methods
    • Generate Verification and Validation Plan
    • Validation Approach and Methods
    • Verification Approach and Methods

  • Test and Evaluation
    • Generate Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
    • System Test Categories
    • Test Planning, Procedures and Analysis
    • Test and Measurement Equipment
    • Test Conducting and Reporting
    • Post-Test Synthesis and Evaluation

  • Acceptance Test
    • Notion of Acceptance and Requirements
    • Acceptance Test Planning and Procedures

  • Audit
    • Functional Configuration Audit
    • Physical Configuration Audit

  • Modeling and Simulation
    • Introduction and Fundamentals
    • Simulation Class and Modeling Methods

  • Verification Management
    • Verification Management and Organizational Considerations
    • Process of Managing Validation and Verification
    • Establish Total Traceability





John Hsu

John C. Hsu, Ph.D.,P.E., implemented the first break-through systems engineering (SE) application and a pioneer in developing and establishing SE process, metrics, templates, methods, and tools for the Boeing Company. He serves as an Adjunct professor at the California State University Long Beach teaching SE graduate course,  The University of California at Irvine Certification Program, AIAA professional development short courses Lecturer, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor and Honorary Professor of Queens University. He has worked at The Boeing Company as Technical Manager, Project Manager, and Principal Investigator with over 30 years of diversified experience in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, software development, and engineering management.  John earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a registered Professional Engineer.


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